The CAMERA Fellowship supports student leaders in developing and strengthening their pro-Israel activism on campus. With the school year underway, InFocus is giving you an inside look into the lives of the 2016-17 CAMERA Fellows who are working hard to promote the facts about Israel on campus.
Meet Josh Elkouby.
Now a sophomore at Cornell University, Josh is studies at Dyson Business School. He is concentrating in Finance and minoring in Real Estate.
Josh grew up with a strong Jewish identity and is now a proud, vocal Zionist. He attended a Jewish day school, Rambam, where he served as student body president during his high school career there. In addition, Josh created several Israel clubs. Collaborating with fellow students in these clubs, he organized pro-Israel rallies, fundraisers and care-package assembling events for IDF soldiers.
After graduating high school, Josh decided to spend a gap-year in Israel before beginning college. He attended Yeshivat Torat Shraga, a Judaic Studies program in Jerusalem. As he delved into the ancient, sacred books of Judaism, Josh was also able to see and travel through the land which these texts describe and discuss. After his full-year experience in Israel, Josh can speak first-hand about Israel and the day-to-day life there.
At Cornell University, Josh serves as Treasurer for Cornellians For Israel (CFI). He also participates in the Hillel Finance Committee, combining his pro-Israel interests as well as his business-oriented mind. In addition, Josh is an active member of the Center for Jewish Living on campus.
Josh makes Israel advocacy a priority during the semester. He understands the need to stand up for Israel and to speak about Israel in a knowledgeable and unbiased manner. As a CAMERA Fellow, Josh hopes to challenge himself this year to learn more about Israel and its history as well as to develop his skills as a pro-Israel advocate on campus. CAMERA on Campus is excited to see Josh progress as a CAMERA Fellow! Between his business skills, passion for Israel, and strong voice, Josh has great potential to represent Israel at Cornell and beyond.