Liran Koluok is a 2021-2022 CAMERA Fellow, pursuing a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering after serving in the Israeli artillery corps for three years. Since his youth, Liran has maintained a passion for speech and debate. Liran plans to use his talents in defense of Israel.
Rahel Friedman is a 2021-2022 CAMERA Fellow. Born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, she made Aliyah in March 2019 after graduating high school early and attending Midreshet Nishmat. She then completed her national service at Nefesh B’Nefesh, where she helped North American Jews in their immigration and integration into Israeli society. She is an ardent Zionist and lover of all things Israeli, especially history and politics. Rahel also enjoys studying Jewish texts and learning about Psychology, world cultures, and history.
Eden Jafar is a 2020-2021 CAMERA Fellow and a proud, outspoken leader of the Zionist cause and spreading the truth and successes of Israel. Coming from Great Neck, New York, Eden has deep and profound experience with pro-Israel advocacy, leading two tour groups, taking a gap semester at a Yeshiva in Jerusalem, and having the amazing opportunity to participate in Onward Israel and intern in Jerusalem last summer. In addition, he hopes to eventually serve in the IDF and raise a family in the holy land one day. He now spearheads multiple Israel and Jewish causes at Binghamton University, paving the way for a greater future.
Amir Grunhaus is a 2021-2022 CAMERA Fellow at the University of California, Berkeley double majoring in Data Science and Economics. He was born in Costa Rica and was raised in a small Jewish community as a proud Zionist Jew. Amir has served in several pro-Israel advocacy leadership positions, including director of the Jewish Youth Movement in his community and President of Tikvah – Students for Israel at UC Berkeley. Some of his interests include politics, finance, sports, and music.
Michael Martinez is a 2021-2022 CAMERA Fellow and graduate student studying real estate at CUNY. He holds a BBA in Finance from Brooklyn College and also studies religion. As a researcher, Michael was highly involved in investigating public policies impacting religious communities and plans to research further into socioeconomic aspects of religious community relations. He was a former David Project fellow and invites Christians to rediscover Israel through educational presentations and food tastings. He is also an honorary brother of Alpha Epilson Pi.
Seth Mendel is a 2021-2022 CAMERA Fellow and a senior majoring in Philosophy at the University of Colorado—Colorado Springs. Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Seth’s Jewish identity formed from a young age, beginning with his private Hebrew tutor, Yehudit Sharaby, and participating at services and community programs at Park Synagogue. In 2011, Seth took his first trip to Israel with the Nesiya Institute, cementing his connection to Israel and the broader Jewish world. As a CAMERA Fellow, Seth hopes to educate his peers about the bigotry inherent in anti-Zionism and to promote a more inclusive, fair, and honest discourse regarding Israel and the Palestinian people.
Zoe Bernstein is a 2021-2022 CAMERA Fellow studying at Cornell University majoring in Human Development with a minor in Nutritional Sciences. Before beginning college, she spent the year in Jerusalem on the Shalom Hartman Institute’s Hevruta Gap Year Program, spent the summer after her freshman year working in a psychology lab at Bar Ilan University. Zoe serves as a member of Cornellians for Israel, the pro-Israel club on campus.
Julian Michanie is a 2021-2022 CAMERA Fellow. Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Julian moved to the United States at the age of 2. Majoring in Political Science at Florida International University, he aims for a career in journalism. He was the Health and Science editor his junior year of high school and was promoted to News editor in his senior year.
Phoenix Berman is a 2020-2021 CAMERA Fellow and second-year International Studies major with a concentration in Mass Communication and Europe. She previously worked as an international affairs reporter from Brussels, Belgium covering human rights, religious freedom, and European politics. Phoenix is an active member of the UF European Union club and the UF Hungarian club.
Brady Rudnick is a 2021-2022 CAMERA Fellow. A freshman criminology major at George Mason University and AEPi brother, Brady loves anything to do with sports and the outdoors. His goal is to do something in the law enforcement field. Brady has been to Israel three times and lived in the country for two months on a high school in Israel program.
Cole Knie is a 2021-2022 CAMERA Fellow who studies International Affairs and Computer Science at George Washington University. He has worked in political consulting and software development and is pursuing a career in cybersecurity and security policy. Cole maintains a blog on The Times of Israel website where he debunks misinformation about Israel and discusses antisemitism. He is on the executive board of GW for Israel and is involved in his school’s Hillel community. Cole is passionate about community outreach and community service.
Sadie Hilf is a 2021-2022 CAMERA Fellow studying mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, and psychology. She is passionate about Israel and Jewish education and pursuing the truth about both. In her spare time, Sadie volunteers with an engineering organization that provides solutions to underprivileged communities. In the future, she hopes she can help communities achieve their full potential.
Tehilla Katz is a 2021-2022 CAMERA Fellow who grew up in Johannesburg, South Africa. After high school, she spent a year in Israel studying Jewish texts and traveling. Following her gap year, she made Aliya and began a year of National Service at the Temple Institute. In her free time, she writes a blog for the Times of Israel, lifts weights, and plays guitar.
Noam Fruchter is a 2021-2022 CAMERA Fellow studying at Hebrew University. Born in Queens, New York, Noam made Aliyah in September of 2019 and embarked on a year of national service at Avukat Or – an organization that assists adults who are blind and have severe disabilities. During his free time, he enjoys playing the piano, drawing still lifes, and spending time with family.
Basco Nshimiyumukiza is a 2021-2022 CAMERA Fellow who was born in Rwanda and moved to Israel in 2019 to study Sustainability and Government at IDC Herzliya. Basco worked for different organizations including Red Cross (ICRC), and the Go Tell Foundation. He plans to contribute to the RAKIA SPACE Mission.
Joelle Scheinin is a 2021-2022 CAMERA Fellow at IDC Herzliya. Joelle grew up in Italy and attended high school in the UK. From a young age, Joelle has maintained an interest in public speaking and diplomacy. Joelle is also a board member of the MUN Society at IDC.
Saul Levine is a 2021-2022 CAMERA fellow majoring in English at King’s College London. An aspiring writer with ties to Israel, Saul spent a gap year in Jerusalem to better understand the country and his heritage. He has organized charity events in order to raise awareness for autism and has written for the Henry Jackson society and Roar News.
Avner Yeshurun is a 2021-2022 CAMERA Fellow pursuing degrees in Finance, Financial Technology, and Accounting at the University of Miami. Born in Israel and raised in the United States, he has spent an extensive amount of time in both countries. His interests include research in Jewish history advocating for Israel on campus.
Alexandra Berman is a 2021-2022 CAMERA Fellow and a junior at the University of Miami studying Advertising with minors in Marketing, Psychology, and Music Business & Entertainment Industries. She is striving to work in the field of advertising within the music industry, particularly in artist development and branding. Her passion for Israel has been seen in the various leadership roles she takes on in student organizations including Canes for Israel, CanePAC, and Hasbara Fellowships. Alexandra loves to write songs, sing, and produce music. She currently has four songs on music streaming platforms.
Rebecca Stolarov is a 2021-2022 CAMERA Fellow at The University of Maryland, majoring in Psychology and minoring in International Development and Conflict Management. She loves all things Israel and has visited the country many times, including spending a gap year there before college and interning there over the summer.
Matthew Blicher is a 2021-2022 CAMERA Fellow is a third-year politics, philosophy, and economics major at Northeastern University. A grandson of a holocaust refugee, he has always been acutely aware of the dangers of antisemitism. As a progressive, Matthew became alarmed at the sheer amount of anti-Israel activism on campus and how often it morphed into antisemitism, and how it was not only tolerated but encouraged, by groups that aim to protect minorities and fight for social justice. He understands Zionism’s root as a social justice issue and hopes to work with diverse student groups and marginalized communities, to find common ground and correct the barrage of misinformation that surrounds Israel and Palestine on campus and elsewhere. Matthew believes in the power of listening and believes that only through dialogue and understanding each other’s point of view can true justice happen.
Jacob Egelberg is a 2021-2022 CAMERA Fellow at Northeastern University studying Biochemistry and Journalism. Jacob is proud of his Jewish heritage and committed to informing his peers about the necessity of a Jewish state. He feels a moral responsibility to dispel each and every one of all-too-common anti-Israel myths that abound and seeks to apply his knowledge of scientific research for this purpose.
Lior Zeitoun is a 2021-2022 CAMERA Fellow and biology major at Nova Southeastern University. She was born in Israel and moved to the United States when she was 9. Upon moving to the United States she noticed that many are misinformed and prejudice against Israel, inspiring her to get involved in pro-Israel advocacy. Lior is also the Vice president of Tikkun Olam (world repair) in Hillel and the Ambassador of Sharks For Israel. She enjoys reading, listening to music, and going to the beach.
Aidan Segal is a 2021-2022 CAMERA Fellow and senior majoring in English Writing and Jewish Studies at the University of Pittsburgh. Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Aidan is active in the Jewish community on campus, often working closely with Hillel JUC and Chabad on Campus, as well as a staff writer for the Opinions section of the Pitt News. In 2019, Aidan was selected to speak at the Anti-Semitism on Campus Today (ACT) Conference in front of 300 students from across the United States about his experiences with Anti-Semitism as a member of Tree of Life synagogue, and growing up in a predominantly non-Jewish area. After graduation, Aidan hopes to work as a columnist for a Jewish publication or in Israel advocacy.
Samantha Wampold is a 2021-2022 CAMERA fellow at the University of Washington. She hopes to major in International Relations with a minor in Middle Eastern Studies. After graduation, she aspires to join the Foreign Service and become fluent in Arabic and Spanish.
Remi Kauderer is a 2021-2022 CAMERA fellow and Sophomore at Vassar College where she is majoring in Physics. Raised in Englewood, NJ, Remi graduated from the Solomon Schechter Day School of Bergen County. In high school, Remi participated in the Write On For Israel program where she first learned about the unfair treatment Israel receives in the media and became committed to advocating for Israel. During a gap year following her high school graduation, Remi spent a month in Israel becoming a certified scuba diver and helping with marine conservation efforts, which further strengthened her connection to the country and its people. At Vassar, Remi has seen the challenges Israel faces on college campuses and she is eager to work as a CAMERA fellow to educate students on the facts surrounding the Arab-Israeli conflict.