ABOUT THE PROGRAM
This program connects Jewish students from Israel and around the world, for 1:1 conversations via Zoom, Facetime or WhatsApp.
Our dialogue prompts facilitate the discussion, as you explore Jewish identity, the challenge of antisemitism and your own connection to Israel and your community.
Creating personal and professional connections between students in Israel and around the world.
What’s the goal?
What do you get out of it?
Amazing network opportunities with other students, professional peers and with high-level speakers.
An exploration of your own Jewish identity, personal values and connection to Israel.
The chance to tell your story and hear someone else’s experiences through one-on-one friendly, meaningful conversations.
The possibility to form valuable connections and long-lasting friendships with people all over the world.
The “push” you needed to get that project done in your community.
How does it work?
Fill out our short application form.
It will only take 5 minutes!
Go through 4 online meetings with your partner to discuss a variety of topics. (15 minutes or an hour? Every week or once a month? You'll decide!)
Get paired with another student with similar interests and/or fields of study.
Finally, you'll have the opportunity to participate in group dialogues with high-level speakers.
Miki Goldsmith, 22, is the only Jew in her University of Johannesburg law program. Nofar Weisel, 24, is among the Jewish majority at Ariel University. For Goldsmith, a member of the South African Union of Jewish Students, walking around her campus during Israel Apartheid Week can feel threatening. For Weisel, walking around her city during times of heightened terrorist activity can feel unsafe.
Both their similarities and their differences gave these young women a solid basis for intense one-on-one online conversations about Jewish identity, values, antisemitism, anti-Zionism and personal connection to Israel as part of the AACI Student Connect project started last September.