Campus Coordinator Tatiana-Rose Becker recently returned from a campus tour of Florida, visiting all six of the CAMERA supported groups in the state: ShalomFIU at Florida International University, EMET Israel at University of Miami, Owls for Israel at Florida Atlantic University, Bulls for Israel at University of South Florida, Knights for Israel at University of Central Florida, and Noles for Israel at Florida State University.
While meeting with the students, Tatiana attended a game night at Florida Atlantic University, hosted by Owls for Israel. Coined “Are You Smarter Than An Israeli” was a game show style trivia night about Israel, it’s culture, history, and it’s fun facts! Prizes were given out in the form of gift cards, Bluetooth headphones, and FAU sweatshirts. Over 30 students attended on December 1st to take a break from studying for finals.
Tatiana continued her journey in Miami, meeting with the president of ShalomFIU, Dalia Perez, to discuss activity plans for next semester and how to engage with other interest groups on campus.
EMET Israel at the University of Miami met with her to discuss the plans for spring semester, their unique campus engagement programs, and the successes they’ve had so far this academic year. Both Miami area schools hosted Bassem Eid this past October.
Traversing the rest of the state, Tatiana met with the students of Bulls for Israel at USF as well as Hillel staff and then made her way to the middle of the state where she met with Knights for Israel board members and CAMERA Fellow Ben Suster.
Rounding off the trip to state capital, Tallahassee, Tatiana visited her alma mater, FSU, and met with the students for a pancakes and planning session at IHOP before returning to the South Florida area for a luncheon where she and Ben Suster, pictured above, spoke on a panel discussing anti-semitism on the college campus.
Learn more about getting involved with CAMERA’s work in Florida by contacting Tatiana at email@example.com.