The CAMERA Fellowship supports student leaders in developing and strengthening their pro-Israel activism on campus. With the school year underway, we are introducing our 2016-17 Fellows, who are working hard to promote the facts about Israel on campus.
Meet Aviya Zarur.
This fall is the beginning of Aviya Zarur’s freshman year at Brandeis University. While she grew up in Los Angeles, Aviya was born in Israel and considers it her home.
Whether she is in her hometown of Los Angeles or on campus at Brandeis, Aviya always has Israel in mind. As a CAMERA Fellow, Aviya plans to develop her understanding of Israel’s social, political, and economic status in order to properly and optimally represent Israel on her campus.
Aviya calls CAMERA’s annual Student Leadership and Advocacy Training Conference “an eye opening experience.” She was able to understand how much and how exactly Israel advocacy has influenced people in the past. “The conference highlighted all that we have done to successfully overcome antisemitism and all that there is yet to do,” Aviya remarked. Following the conference, she now also understands the integral role she plays in the future of Israel advocacy.
“I’m excited to have open conversations with my peers and offer the facts [about Israel] to those that will listen,” Aviya says. Likewise, CAMERA on Campus is very excited to see the impact Aviya will have on campus!