Session description from StandWithUs: As student leaders, you are constantly being challenged with the concept of collaboration, but it usually seems like a very difficult task. What if I could make it easy for you? What if taking on a leadership position in something other than Jewish/Pro-Israel groups was a good thing and can take care of this daunting task for you? Or what would you say to me if I told you that just having friends means that you're already collaborating?
Learn more about the facilitators of this important session here:
Ron Krudo - Executive Director of Campus Affairs
Ron, the son of two Israelis, is a first generation American and a fluent Hebrew Speaker. Originally from Florida, he attended Florida State University for a Bachelors Degree in Political Science and continued on for a Masters in Public Administration and Non-Profit Management. During the two years of attaining his Masters, he worked for Hillel at FSU as their Jewish Student Life Associate. Ron has been to Israel in a number of capacities, as a Birthright Rakaz and staff, city ambassador, and children`s home volunteer. Ron was also the first director of Future Leaders for Israel, a student grassroots movement in Florida. He strives to be a leader in the Jewish/Israel community and constantly works to engage students through his passions.
Zach Shartiag - New England Campus Coordinator
Zach grew up in Highland Park, IL and attended the University of Minnesota. After coming back from the NATIV gap year program in Israel, he immediately got involved with Israel affairs on campus by joining Students Supporting Israel, where over his three years on campus, he saw it go from a local chapter to an international grassroots movement. As a member of the Minnesota Students Association, Zach wrote and helped passed a pro-Israel bill during Israel Apartheid Week. Outside of student government and Israel, Zach was a brother of Alpha Epsilon Pi and a board member at Hillel. In 2015 he was awarded the Arnold B Hoffman University Service Award by AEPi International for his significant contributions towards the advancement of his alma mater. In his free time he enjoys touring New England on the search for the perfect burrito.