Israel Advocacy is all about taking action for Israel and will appeal to many students who feel that Israel gets a raw deal in the media or in academia. As a broad category this includes organizing speakers for Israel, attending rallies, AIPAC events, writing letters and supporting Israel causes on campus.
Being a Jew ultimately means being a responsible part of a community. For this reason Community Service is the second of the three IACT pillars. By taking a role in local projects in communities in the USA and projects in Israel a bond is built between students and the community. There are a number of ways to get involved locally and volunteering with Jewish charities and communities or visiting Israel on the Alternative Spring Break and making a contribution to a project in Israel.
Students who are inspired to learn more about Judaism will inevitably strengthen their Jewish identity. There is so much to learn about including Torah learning, Talmud study and finding out more about Jewish living such as Shabbat and Holidays. Their are so many Jewish study opportunities on campus for those who are interested. These range from JLI, Hillel, Chabad, Aish HaTorah and many more.
The IACT Educational Model seeks to create inspired, active, committed, transformed students. This means taking action in one of the following three areas.
1) Israel Advocacy
2) Community Service
3) Jewish Learning
The Three Pillars of IACT
An excellent guide to combatting the boycott and divestment movements which have become a major platform for anti- Zioinists on campus.
This is a petition driven campaign encouraging campus figures to add their names to this declarationof support for the US - Israel relationship.