"So now as an alumnus of this program, I want to hold it accountable to speaking out against the occupation. NFTY was so important to me, but I cannot be a proud alumnus until I see a change in the way they run their programs in Israel/Palestine..."

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NFTYSophie Trauberman

" Looking back on this moment now, I see it as just one of many times my institutions purported to do 'interfaith work' or 'build bridges' while insisting that the conversation stay on the surface..."

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"It was programs such as these during my time in USY that presented Israel as a utopia, presented Israel as only the victim in regards to the conflict and created a sense of Jewish identity where love of Israel was central and unquestioned..."

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USYSophie Trauberman