Shalom: Origins of the Israel Information Center Ithaca

The Israel Information Center Ithaca is based upon the model ” Israel Information Center at The State University of New York at Buffalo  ” which had its beginning during the 1974 – 1975.  Then at Camp Ramah, an old hackshrah, and Bedar training camp during April, 1975. The North American Jewish Students’ Network sponsored a nation wide students strategy campus program. There the first nation wide Jewish students program was launched under the title… Israel Awareness Week of April, 1976 depending of each campus academic calendar.  244 campuses participated in both the United States and Canada. Moreover, its International parent organization, The World Union of Jewish Students helped in the facilitation of speakers and cultural publications, and saw a massive influx of volunteers participating in its Israel program Arad Project Development Town.

This was the radical 1970s and the offerings of volunteer programs cover areas of labor in the fields of Israeli agriculture all the way to assisting in Sherut La’ Am Programs which are Israeli developing communities which are in the processing the influx of ole hadashim – new immigrants to Israel.

 

 

 

 

 

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