The World Jewish Congress and the Consulate General of Israel in New York are inviting students in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Delaware to pitch creative new approaches and strategies for advocating for Israel, fighting anti-semitism, and building stronger interfaith relations on-campus.
The second annual Campus Pitch competition aims to bring fresh perspectives to conversations about Israel throughout college campuses, and to also get students more involved in Jewish affairs. Campus Pitch is open to undergraduate and graduate students of all backgrounds in selected states. Proposals may be submitted until November 15, 2016 at: http://studentproposals.wix.com/campuspitch.
Following the proposal stage, 10 student groups will be chosen on December 1st for interviews with the World Jewish Congress. The final five proposals will be selected to be pitched in-person to a panel of entrepreneurs, CEOs, and global Jewish leaders in February 2017. The winning proposal will receive up to $5,000 to implement the idea on campus in the Spring semester, along with resources provided by the Consulate General and World Jewish Congress.
Last year, Baruch College students Orr Izkovich and Amit Guten took the top prize, and debuted their winning photograph exhibition “Faces of Israel” on campus during Israel’s Independence Day. The World Jewish Congress and the Consulate continue to support their team as the exhibit travels to different locations.
To apply for the grant, submit your idea now. Applications are open until November 15. The top 10 proposals will move onto the next round!