(March 25, 2019 / JNS) A delegation of 120 shlichim (Israeli emissaries) representing the Jewish Agency for Israel are attending the 2019 American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Policy Conference from March 24-26 in Washington, D.C.
They are part of more than 2,000 Jewish Agency emissaries who travel to Diaspora communities in 150 countries to strengthen Jewish identity by bringing a taste of Israel to local communities, promoting Israel experiences and facilitating Jewish social activism.
This includes the college campus efforts of the Jewish Agency Israel Fellows, who serve for one to three years at colleges and universities worldwide with the goal of empowering student leadership and creating Israel-engaged campuses.
During this sensitive time for Jewish unity, such representatives provide a crucial bridge between American and Israeli Jews.
Their attendance at the annual AIPAC conference—the largest annual gathering for supporters of the U.S.-Israel relationship—was their latest step to advance that mission.
Upon their return, they will infuse the communities they serve with key experiences and insights on the relationships between the governments and Jewish communities of the United States and Israel, strengthening their ongoing Israel-education efforts.