Shifting the Paradigm: Student Empowerment and the Start-Up Nation

Shifting the Paradigm: Student Empowerment and the Start-Up Nation
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Ira Rickman

Student | University of Maryland

Many opportunities for Israel engagement exist for Jewish college students in America. Yet, how many of these opportunities provide the chance to not only advocate for Israel, but also do active work on Israel&... See more


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It's an unseasonably cold Sunday morning in Jerusalem, but I'm sitting in a nicely heated hotel conference room with close to a dozen Silicon Valley Latino business leaders, several Israeli government officials, and, this morning's guest of honor, journalist Saul Singer, co-author of Start-up Nation. A best-selling chronicle of the [...]

College group gets students 'invested' in Israel

The idea began with two students at the University of Michigan: to start a club that would connect college students to Israel through its economy.

The problem with Israel advocacy on campus

There are many Israel advocacy groups such as Stand with Us, Jerusalem U, and even AIPAC, that have branches dedicated to student outreach on campus. Yet even with countless more organizations dedicating millions of dollars to this initiative, the pro-Israel camp is categorically losing the public relations war on college campuses.

Ira  Rickman, 

Student | University of Maryland

Ira Rickman is a junior at the University of Maryland where he is majoring in Finance and Economics. In 2012 he helped found the University of Maryland Chapter of the TAMID Israel Investment Group. Prior to his involvement in TAMID, Rickman spent his summer interning for a bank in Tel Aviv and hopes to pursue a career in finance or consulting.