by Jake Teplitzky Junior at the University of Miami, Summer Intern at the National ADL in NYC
In the summer of 2017, while I was a student at Miami University, I had the opportunity to participate in an internship program in Israel, as part of Onward Israel Program. I lived in Tel-Aviv and worked in the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) in Herzeliya. It was one of the best experiences of my life.
My role in the IDC, a university focusing on social responsibility and community service, was to update social media posts and the day to day operations of ACT IL (combating BDS). There I met the most amazing people, learned about the culture and worked to combat BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) and modern day anti-Semitism. It was beyond rewarding to be a part of the program.
Jake Teplitzky is a junior at the University of Miami and will be a summer intern at the National ADL in NYC.
Onward Israel offers young Jewish adults internships, academic study and fellowships, to provide a global, cross-cultural, immersive experience in Israel. The program offers a venue to provide experiences to meet the interests and concerns of young adults entering the labor force in a globalized world. generations. Onward Israel is made possible through the generous support of many Jewish institutions and philanthropists including the Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven.