Tidewater teens at AIPAC

by | Jan 10, 2014 | Other News

Four Tidewater teens attended AIPAC’s Schusterman Advocacy Institute High School Summit in November.

Each year, AIPAC partners with select Jewish Day Schools, synagogues, national youth groups and teen leadership organizations to bring 400 student leaders from across the country to Washington, D.C. for Israel advocacy and political activism training. Through AIPAC’s Schusterman Advocacy Institute High School Summit, AIPAC identifies and mentors high school students committed to strengthening the U.S.-Israel relationship through the American political process.

Tidewater’s students included Elli Friedman, Carly Roesen, Rebecca Schwartzman, and Andie Eichelbaum.

“The AIPAC Schusterman Advocacy Institute High School Summit was an amazing experience. I was able to learn advocacy tools and put them to use while lobbying congressmen,” says Andi Eichelbaum of the experience.

“AIPAC was a very eye opening and educational experience for me. I got to learn about Israel from a more advocacy based standpoint. Some of the highlights were lobbying on Capitol Hill and being able to talk one-on-one with many of the AIPAC staff,” says Elli Friedman.