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Elon Students traveling to Israel with Taglit-Birthright and Hillel

Eight Elon students will travel to Israel in May on a free 10-day trip provided through Taglit-Birthright Israel.

From r-l: Ginny Vellani, Asher Lipsitz, Kayla Abdou, Sarah Baydush, Sam Jones, Danielle Scheinman, Kendall Gardiner, Zach Csillag, Sam Ackerman

The students were selected by Elon Hillel and Hillel International after completing a lengthy application and interview process. They will be traveling with a group of students from Cornell University.

Along with touring Israel, the students will have an opportunity to learn Israeli politics, society and history from Jewish leaders such as Avrham Infeld. The students will participate in a variety of experiences such as swimming in the Dead Sea, touring archeological digs, kayaking in the Jordan River and visiting the Western Wall.

Taglit-Birthright Israel provides the gift of first-time, peer group, educational trips to Israel for Jewish young adults ages 18 to 26. The gift is funded through private philanthropists, the government of Israel and local Jewish communities around the world.

This is the 10th group of students Elon has sent to Israel through the Taglit-Birthright organization. The group is made up of Asher Lipsitz, Sarah Baydush, Zachary Csillag, Sam Ackerman, Kayla Abdou, Sam Jones and Danielle Scheinman. For a second time, Ginny Vellani, Hillel development and Jewish life associate, will be staffing the Elon trip.

Ginny Vellani,
5/16/2013 1:50 PM