CAMERA-supported group Jewish Students Association hosted a Shabbat Dinner for 80 students at the University of Windsor. The JSA invited both Jewish and non-Jewish students to the event in order to showcase the value of a traditional Shabbat dinner.
The Friday night dinner was used as a way to further develop Israel advocacy on campus, and as a result, a fair share of the evening was spent discussing Israel. Notably, a large emphasis was placed on the organization One Family Fund and the role they have in ensuring that victims of terror are protected. Many of the students were very interested in learning more about CAMERA’s work as well as other organizations in Israel that promote Israel advocacy.
Jewish Students from Windsor spoke during dessert about their experiences visiting, traveling, or living in Israel. Students spoke about a core experience they had while being in Israel whether it was cultural, social, religious or ethnic. Many non-Jewish students asked about the potential for visiting Israel as a non-Jew and the types of ways in which non-Jewish students could get involved in Israel advocacy.
The event was so successful that the Jewish Students Association plan to do a repeat event next year!
Contributed by Daniel Kosky, CAMERA Intern