More than 120 people celebrated the graduation of Lappin Foundation’s 74 Teen Israel Advocacy Fellows on Feb. 11 at Temple Ner Tamid in Peabody. Keynote speaker was Tami Rossman-Benjamin, director of the AMCHA Initiative, a non-profit organization dedicated to investigating, documenting, educating about and combating anti-Semitism at institutions of higher education in America. Matan Zamir, Israel’s Deputy Consul General to New England, congratulated graduates on their accomplishment, as did Amy Mitman, CJP’s vice president of development.

Y2I (Youth to Israel) Israel Advocacy Fellows program is open to Jewish teens in grades 11 and 12 who have participated in any teen Israel experience. Classes meet once a month on Sunday evenings from 6-8 p.m. for five months. Teens have the opportunity to socialize with like-minded friends while learning effective advocacy skills from expert facilitators and participating in leadership development.

New classes are beginning in the fall of 2018. For more information on this program, contact Sharon Wyner at 978-565-4450 or

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