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Friday, May 5, 2017

Sabra Institute Presentation to Class of 2018

Irving Safdieh, the president of Th​e Sabra Institute​​​ can to speak to Yeshivah of Flatbush juniors about this fantastic program that educates and empowers high school students with the facts and skills necessary to not only push back against the hateful rhetoric being spread on campus, but to also proactively and effectively advocate for Israel. The goal of the program is to train high school students to combat the aggressive and bigoted anti-Israel activity that ​we will be facing on college campuses and beyond.

Many of my peers feel intimidated, targeted, isolated, and demonized for ​supporting our homeland​ thanks to the ​ongoing contentious efforts of anti-Semitic​ groups (such as Students For Justice in Palestine, Jewish Voice for Peace, and the Boycott, Divestment, and Sa​n​ctions movement​) found on the college campuses that we plan to attend.

Irving Safdieh and Morris Kishk (HS '09) spoke to the juniors about the importance of this knowledge and even quizzed a few of them to see where they are at now, some struggled. They had students from the current Sabra group speak about their experiences. The students got excited to see where this program will take them! ~Amanda Heskiel, Class of 2017