Adelsons Donate $1m. to Expand Israel Fellows Program

Miri and Sheldon Adelson have announced a gift of $1 million to further expand the Israel Fellows program that operates on college campuses around North America.

The program places outstanding young Israelis on key North American campuses to serve as peer ambassadors to the campus community. It is a collaboration between the Jewish Agency for Israel and Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life. Currently operating on 34 campuses, the Adelson’s gift will fully fund this years’ expansion, allowing the program to grow to 50 campuses.

The Fellows focus on Israel education and advocacy programming on campus, work with Taglit-Birthright Israel trip participants and returnees, and assist students who choose to explore options for long-term experiential and study programs in Israel.