Once again this year, EUJS brought a delegation of outstanding young activists to the American Jewish Committee (AJC) Global Forum, from June 10th to 13th, #ThisYearInJerusalem. The Global Forum is one of the biggest Jewish events in the world with Jewish professionals, advocates, politicians and global influencers coming together to discuss the most pressing issues for the Jewish diaspora and Israel.
#PresidentsUnite was the motto under which student activists from all over Europe came together representing their countries in the EUJS Presidential Delegation. The #PresidentsUnite cohort met in the lead-up to the AJC Global Forum in Jerusalem. Current and soon-to-be leaders exchanged best practices, formed connections, strengthened ties with EUJS, and answered questions about challenges on the ground with an eye for "What can others learn from my community?". Representatives from 26 different countries were there to truly represent the variety and beautiful diversity of Jewish life in Europe, each bringing to the table unique perspectives, problems and solutions.
Following our #PresidentsUnite meeting, we were excited to kick-off the AJC Global Forum 2018. And what a Global Forum it was! Over 2000 people gathered for the first time in Jerusalem in honor of the 70th anniversary of the State of Israel. We got the chance to hear from world leaders and decision-makers, to network with Jews from around the world, to hear from Israeli and foreign diplomats and visit historic and strategic sites across the country.
No #GloFo can go by without sitting down for a talk with AJC CEO David Harris - thank you for always including youth voices at the table and for all your relentless work! Big shout out to ACCESS for bringing EUJS to the awesome young professional track! Thank you for making this delegation possible year after year.
We can't wait to see where everyone will be this time next year! Thank you all for being part of it!