University of Miami: Students support Israel through art, advocacy for Buy Israel Week

ISRAEL ADVOCACY 101

ISRAEL & ZIONIST EDUCATION

Students support Israel through art, advocacy

Source: Florida Jewish Journal, 11-16-11
UM’s Hillel has hosted Israel advocacy events in the past. During Buy Israel Week, a group within Hillel, the I-Team, will host an advocacy event.

Israeli artists and art work will be featured at the University of Miami during Buy Israel Week.

The I-Team Fellowship, a selective Israel advocacy group within UM’s Hillel composed of students dedicated to generating and sustaining a positive Israeli sentiment on campus, will host an advocacy event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Nov. 30 at the Whitten University Center’s “The Rock,” 1306 Stanford Drive in Coral Gables. The event will include art, music, food and a discussion on Israel’s culture through the perspective of artists.

Jordan Magid, the I-Team’s chair and a student intern at UM Hillel, was both surprised and excited to hear that the event fell on the same week as Buy Israel Week when contacted by the Jewish Journal.

“It added a whole new dynamic to the event and will give us more opportunities to provide an interactive and engaging environment on campus with more of a purpose to motivate people to buy Israeli products,” he said.

Magid added that the event will now have potential to be a platform for Israeli goods to be promoted….READ MORE

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