With the recent events in Israel and the Middle East, students at the University of Connecticut have taken a stand. They have joined the “Code Red” Movement and came back on Monday from Thanksgiving Break with red t-shirts to take a united photo to show their support to the community at large. Before break, students took the initiative to educate each other and their peers on the issues from both personal and political levels. Regardless of religious affiliation, social circles, or personal interests, students have united over the need to support Israel with pride.
UConn Hillel is fortunate to have an Israel Fellow, Algom Ben-Heron, to provide a personal perspective into the conflict. He has been able to bring new resources to the campus to expand campus education and advocacy. In response to his discussions, students have developed a safe space to make their voices heard throughout campus.
In just over three week, more than fifty UConn students will be venturing to Israel on Birthright for ten days. They are excited, inspired, and ready to go!
In the picture from right to left/back to front (Dan Bolson, Alex Shragis, Noah Dines, Sam Klienman, Justin Fleishacker, Ben Sharpe, Ian Schulman Algom
Ben-Heron, Lauren Smith, Larua Daar, Lauren Simon, Tali Mandelkern, Melissa Lovitz, Keara Daly, Aviva Ron, Melissa Tougher, Jessica Leff, Jessica Oknin, Emily Block, Alana Dorris, Abbie Beckoff)