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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Senior Participates in StandWithUs Seminar

StandWithUs MZ Teens Internship
Tomer Kornfeld, a senior at the Yeshivah of Flatbush is on the top row, fifth from the left.

During the first week of September, I had the honor of being one of 48 teens nationwide chosen to take part in the first ever StandWithUs MZ Teens Internship seminar. StandWithUs is an organization that teaches people how to advocate for Israel and how to speak up against anti-Zionism. This seminar was held in California and opened up my eyes to many things. For one, it taught me how to deal with anti-Israel sentiment on college campuses and it also showed me how to train other people to deal with that issue. I met kids from over 20 states and it was an incredible feeling. I met teens that came from big Jewish communities and I even met kids who barely had Jews in the town that they lived in. It was amazing to see all these teens come together for one basic reason, especially since we were all from different places, with different societies. But, the greatest feeling, was knowing that I was helping make a difference and that I was helping speak up for Israel. The feeling of helping make change in the world and speaking up for my homeland, is a feeling that in indescribable. Taking part in this seminar was one of the best decisions of my life and I will never regret it! 
By: Tomer Kornfeld 4-T