4By Talia Ginsberg, 11th grade

Several students from the Stella K. Abraham High School for Girls participated in the annual Yeshiva University mission to Washington, D.C. Juniors Yehudis Ash, Miriam Boim, Naomi Eisner, Alissa Fagin, Talia Ginsberg, and Ahuva Ross; senior Tova Fertig; and their chaperone, alumna Miriam Khukhashvili, had the opportunity to lobby members of Congress on issues relating to Israel.

The event began on Sunday, December 8, at Stern College for Women where the SKA girls, along with many other students from schools across the New York and New Jersey area, met to learn about various lobbying techniques. They enjoyed a delicious lunch and worked together in groups discussing the many conflicts Israel faces.

The next morning, the girls woke up bright and early to meet up with the rest of the schools at Yeshiva University, to depart on their trip to Washington, D.C. After a long bus ride, they arrived at the Israeli Embassy, where they heard from the counselor of congressional affairs. Following their visit to the embassy, they headed to their meeting with one of Senator Kirsten Gillibrand’s aides to discuss Israel’s relationship with America and the potential threat that a nuclear Iran poses to both America and Israel.

Going on this lobbying trip was an important way to be a voice for Israel! v



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