To Fight BDS, Focus on Teens

By David Bryfman, Steven M. Cohen

Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA), July 13, 2015

BDS might be the rallying cry and the impetus to mobilize millions of dollars of new resources. But the real issue is how to engage more Jewish youth and young adults in meaningful Jewish experiences with other Jews. So instead of pledging millions of dollars to fight the BDS movement on college campuses, invest more in Jewish teens before they get to campus. If we do our job right in the adolescent years, many more of our youth will engage in pro-Israel activities on campus — as they will in Shabbat dinners, service learning opportunities, broader campus politics and making the world a better place.

Topic: Youth Engagement, College Organizations, Anti-Zionism, Antisemitism, Advocacy, Anti-Israel Sentiment, BDS, Higher Education, University Organizations, Campus Organizations, Israel Advocacy, Hasbara

Genre: Article

Coverage: United States (USA)

Language: English

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Bryfman, David. Cohen, Steven M. To Fight BDS, Focus on Teens. Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA). 13 July 2015:


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