Israel High

Israel High Leadership Program

The CJE seeks to prepare high school students for the anti-Semitism and anti-Israel sentiment they might be faced with on their college campuses. By drawing on resources from the most effective international organizations that train students and educators, Israel High ensures that Baltimore’s students have a strong sense of Jewish identity and their relationship to Israel, have the tools and resources to feel confident and proud of their connection to the Jewish state, and are linked to a network of educators and professionals who are trained to support them in their journeys to college.

Program Highlights:

  • Working with educators at religious schools, private Jewish schools, and a variety of schools around the Baltimore area to strengthen students’ command of key facts about Israel and comfort with Israel’s place in their own identities and worldview
  • Collaborating with NCSY’s JSU Project Israel to reach Jewish student leaders and clubs in a wide range of public and private, non-Jewish schools in the Baltimore area
  • Accompanying ten area students to AIPAC’s Policy Conference in Washington, DC to build on their year-long Israel High experience. This conference is a unique opportunity to hear from and meet key local, national, and international decisionmakers who voice their knowledge and vision for the State of Israel and reinforce the US-Israel relationship.

The Program:

Students participate in sessions facilitated by local educators with materials and support from international organizations such as StandWithUs, Makom, Emory University’s Center for Israel Education (CIE), AIPAC and JerusalemU.

Want to learn more? Contact Stacy Jarvis, sjarvis@cjebaltimore.org

*Families: Want to host an engaging parlor talk for other parents of college-bound students? Contact us!

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CJE is an agency funded by THE ASSOCIATED: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore. www.associated.org