Students and Stakeholders Talk Israel

The David Project was thrilled to host an event on March 16th giving students an opportunity to speak directly to stakeholders about visiting Israel for the first time and what it meant to them personally, and for the Israel conversation on campus.

After time to mingle, attendees heard from a panel of Israel Uncovered alumni at Boston University about the trip, what they learned, and how they are bringing their experiences back to campus.

There was also a screening of the Just Like US David Project's Israel Uncovered video in which students discuss the trip. Just Like US is a new initiative through Boston University Hillel to share genuine and positive student stories about Israel that highlight the shared values between the United States and Israel in three categories: Innovation, Diversity, and Culture.

Barry Shrage, President of CJP, and Grace Zimmerman, Chair of The David Project Board, addressed the attendees.

Members of The David Project Board Steve Kane, Grace Zimmerman, and Rebecca Kotkin

Members of The David Project Board Steve Kane, Grace Zimmerman, and Rebecca Kotkin

Boston University Israel Uncovered alumna Melanie Ramirez speaks with a guest

Boston University Israel Uncovered alumna Melanie Ramirez speaks with a guest

Israel Uncovered alumni from Boston University pose with President of CJP, Barry Shrage

Israel Uncovered alumni from Boston University pose with President of CJP, Barry Shrage

Grace Zimmerman, The David Project Board Chair introduces Barry Shrage

Grace Zimmerman, The David Project Board Chair introduces Barry Shrage

Phil Brodsky, Executive Directory of The David Project introduces student panel

Phil Brodsky, Executive Directory of The David Project introduces student panel

Barry Shrage, President of CJP addresses the audience

Barry Shrage, President of CJP addresses the audience

Jay Patruno speaks about his experience visiting Israel for the first time on The David Project's Israel Uncovered trip. Jay said visiting and celebrating with an Israeli family on Shabbat made him realize shared values with Israel and a connection to the Israeli people.

Jay Patruno speaks about his experience visiting Israel for the first time on The David Project's Israel Uncovered trip. Jay said visiting and celebrating with an Israeli family on Shabbat made him realize shared values with Israel and a connection to the Israeli people.

Ibrahim Rashid speaks about his experience as a Pakistani Muslim visiting Israel for the first time with The David Project's Israel Uncovered trip. Ibrahim spoke about realizing why Jews feel so connected to Israel after meeting a Pakistani Jewish bus driver in Jerusalem who had fled to Israel from Pakistan to escape persecution.

Ibrahim Rashid speaks about his experience as a Pakistani Muslim visiting Israel for the first time with The David Project's Israel Uncovered trip. Ibrahim spoke about realizing why Jews feel so connected to Israel after meeting a Pakistani Jewish bus driver in Jerusalem who had fled to Israel from Pakistan to escape persecution.

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