Meet Our Partners
The iCenter envisions generations of young North American Jews for whom contemporary Israel is an integral and vibrant part of their personal and collective Jewish identity. This vision includes a Jewish educational system that fully incorporates Israel – people, land, history, language and culture – into the very fiber of its overall mission.
The iCenter has some incredible resources to enhance your own Speak UP For Israel programming.
American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC)
AIPAC is a 100,000-member grassroots movement of activists committed to ensuring Israel’s security and protecting American interests in the Middle East and around the world. AIPAC’s priority is ensuring a strong relationship between the U.S. and Israel. Described by The New York Times as “the most important organization affecting America’s relationship with Israel,” AIPAC advocates for U.S. cooperation with Israel on a wide range of issues. From promoting peace between Israel and its neighbors to facilitating U.S.-Israel exchanges of expertise and equipment for homeland security, defense and counterterrorism to collaborating on technology and science and agricultural products, AIPAC is there to encourage the close working relationship between the countries.
BBYO has a unique partnership with AIPAC and sends large delegations to many of the AIPAC events like Policy Conference, Saban Leadership Seminar and the Schusterman Advocacy Institute High School Summit.
Primarily working with teens on Israel foundation education and debunking myths, StandWithUS can provide you with resources and programs on Israel history, advocacy tactics and much more. They also have engaging educators on staff that could be great for a regional, council or even a chapter event. Please let your staff, Joey Eisman (JEisman@BBYO.org), Ira Dounn (IDounn@BBYO.org) or Miri Kornfeld (firstname.lastname@example.org) know if you are interested in bringing an educator to your next program!