Our Brother Alephs and Sister B’nai B’rith Girls,
BBYO’s commitment to Israel is both rooted in our history and ingrained deeply in our values. The Aleph Zadik Aleph and the B’nai B’rith Girls are prioritizing Israel education, awareness and informed advocacy through our Speak UP for Israel and Explore Israel initiatives, and by sending more Jewish teens to Israel.
AIPAC is one of the nation’s most influential lobbies. BBYO is proud to be one of AIPAC’s youth partners and we excited to be sending strong leaders that are politically minded, pro-Israel teens to this year’s AIPAC Policy Conference.
During AIPAC Policy Conference, thousands of Jewish adult leaders from around the world committed to the strength and endurance of the State of Israel and the Global Jewish community will gather for this important annual meeting in Washington, D.C. It is the largest gathering of America's pro-Israel community.
The conference includes over 100 unique sessions facilitated by the world’s leading political and military experts about Israel’s current challenges and achievements. Programming will feature more than half of the House of Representatives and Senate powerfully displaying their continued commitment to Israel – and is one of the largest gatherings of members of Congress, second only to the State of the Union Address. In past years, President Donald Trump, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, President Barack Obama, and many Presidential candidates and administration leaders have made it a priority to make a video or in person appearance.
If you are interested in attending AIPAC Policy Conference 2019 (Saturday, March 23 - Tuesday, March 26), please complete this form by Thursday, January 17 @ 11:59 PM in your local time zone.
AIPAC is subsidizing the student conference fee down to $299 for our BBYO leaders - unfortunately, we do not have additional scholarship to help with this fee. Student delegates will be a part of the BBYO Hotel Block for $325 per delegate for three nights (March 23, March 24, and March 25 - please note that AIPAC Policy Conference starts early in the AM on March 24, so delegations arrive on March 23). There will be four students of the same gender per hotel room.
Lunch, dinners and transportation to D.C. and to the hotel is not covered in the registration fee, with the exception of Tuesday afternoon, when BBYO hosts an exclusive lunch and Movement gathering at BBYO HQ.
Once accepted as a BBYO delegate, we will provide you with final details about travel, accommodations and the program. Every delegate is responsible for their travel, hotel, subsidized registration and lunch/dinner while with the BBYO Delegation at Policy Conference.
Because BBYO has limited space, the teens chosen to represent BBYO -- and transitively, the Jewish teen community -- will be held to the highest standards of conduct. You will be expected, furthermore, to bring back the lessons you have learned and facilitate an ongoing commitment to Israel through BBYO Speak UP programming. This program will provide you with skills and knowledge to advocate for Israel and lobby at your local political offices.
If you, your parents, or teachers have any questions about the program, please contact Nitzan Ben Shaya.
Hope to see you in the U.S. Capital!
Mason, Noga, Liam, and Emma
Mason Quintero | 94rd Grand Aleph Godol | godol@BBYO.org
Noga Hurwitz | 74rd International N'siah | nsiah@BBYO.org
Liam McLean | 30th Grand Aleph Shaliach | shaliach@BBYO.org
Emma Herman | 30th International Sh'licha | shlicha@BBYO.org