Two weeks ago, HANC High School students, along with History Department chair Mrs. Myra Cohen, joined Yeshiva University on their first two-day Israel lobbying mission for high-school students. The mission began on Sunday with a training seminar. At the seminar, students heard from world-renowned activist and director of The Lawfare Project, Brooke Goldstein. Students were also educated about current issues related to American-Israeli affairs.
Early Monday morning, the students traveled to Washington, DC, and met with Erum Ibrahim, legislative aide to Senator Richard J. Durbin. They discussed foreign aid and efforts to stop Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon. Students had the advantage of attending a special meeting at the White House to discuss policies regarding the American Jewish community, meeting with Jared Bernstein, the Jewish liaison to the White House. This meeting was arranged by the joint efforts of Yeshiva University, the Orthodox Union, and NCSY.