Celebrating 9 Years of Activism!

9 years ago today, Students Supporting Israel was first registered as a student club at the University of Minnesota.

SSI was registered following the Israeli “Apartheid” week events on campus as no students or student organizations countered a week full of hateful events that spread antisemitism and attacked the core of Israel’s existence. Many at the time said that starting a club named Students Supporting Israel was too “provocative”.

On March 12, 2012 SSI was a registered student club on campus. On November 2012 as the new academic year has started, the Israeli Defense Force…

Students Supporting Israel (SSI) is excited to announce the launch of a new event. SSI will be hosting the first-ever IHRA Definition of Antisemitism Summit. This will be a virtual convention for zionist students, featuring a panel of speakers from across the world. The summit will take place via zoom on April 11th, 2021 following Yom HaShoah, Israel’s national Holocaust remembrance day.

During the 2020/21 academic school year SSI has, so far, successfully pushed for the official adoption of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition at nine different universities. Since 2014, SSI has successfully passed 20 legislative pieces through…

Today, February 3rd, 2021 marks a new achievement for Students Supporting Israel (SSI), as well as pro-Israel, Zionist, Jewish student activists across the nation — 20 bills that were proposed in student governments by SSI activists, have successfully passed and been adopted by universities across the United States, Canada, and Argentina.

This week the University of California Santa Barbara student government passed legislation to adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s (IHRA) definition of antisemitism. This is the 10th university to pass IHRA legislation in an ongoing effort to combat antisemitism and support the Jewish peoples’ right to self-determination since August…

The SSI movement has set itself an important goal this academic year. The national movement and its chapters are working on promoting the official adoption of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition of antisemitism by student governments, academic departments, and school deans. For years, our community has been struggling to come up with ways to combat the rising antisemitism on campuses. At SSI, we believe that a proactive approach to fighting antisemitism is crucial, and so SSI’s campaign #DEFINEittoFIGHTit was born. We begin with asking academic institutions to formally define antisemitism.

IHRA, an intergovernmental organization founded in 1998, developed…

By Hezzy Segal and Daniel Grossman, Hopkins High School

As high school seniors, it is not an easy task to carve out time for a topic like “pro-Israel activism”. Every day we plow through college applications, rigorous senior-year coursework, and participate in extracurricular activities — it can be easy to forget that we are one of the only high school chapters part of the Students Supporting Israel international movement.

Recently, however, we had an “ah-ha” moment. If last year’s high schoolers (also in our situation) could have had such vehemence to leave their classes to fight for their “cause” of…

The Superior Council of the University of Buenos Aires has adopted the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition of antisemitism.

The resolution to adopt the definition of antisemitism passed in just one day of proposition.

With everything going on around the world right now, I thought this would be a great time to reflect on my past year working with Students Supporting Israel.

Looking back to when I started working with SSI in 2018, I came in new and not knowing what to expect — being new to the pro-Israel world. This year, I knew what to expect when the year started, we had goals, and many relationships have been built since. The year started with a bang when SSI decided to expand and add Sophia Witt to our team. You cannot put a price tag on how much she has meant to our organization since joining this Fall alone. …

A freshman at Pace University, Eden Litvin, is an International Management major.

Her revival of the Pace SSI chapter had a huge impact on her values.

“When I choose to re-open SSI at my school, it gave me motivation and inspired me to work hard at my school work but also to work hard and fight for what I believe.”

Almost eight years ago, Eden moved to the USA from Israel. Most of her childhood she spent speaking, reading, and writing in Hebrew. When she moved to America, her connection to Israel still remained strong,

“I spoke Hebrew with my…

Rebekah Mann, Founder and President of SSI at Kennesaw State university is a Senior Business Management major. Though she is a senior, Rebekah plans on continuing her Israel advocacy in the non-profit Israel community spectrum. Additionally, she plans to keep her coaching director position for her community’s volleyball recreational program, while continuing to coach for Phoenix Rising Volleyball Club, as well as market for them.

As the President of Kennesaw State University’s SSI Chapter, Rebekah’s roles extend to Budgeting Director, Faculty Outreach, Event Coordinator, Director of Marketing and Social Media, Recruitment Chair, and Reservation Delegate where she serves as the…

Noa Grunfeld, President of Students Supporting Israel at California State University- Long Beach, is a Senior studying Molecular Cell Biology and Physiology. Her future plans are to attend medical school.

As President, Noa finds her self educating students about Israel and organizing engaging events where students can get together and express their opinions, thoughts, and beliefs about Israel. In addition to her role as President, she holds an additional leadership position as a StandWithUs Emerson Fellow.

Born in Israel, Noa moved to California at the age of 15. …

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Students Supporting Israel (SSI) is a pro-Israel international campus movement that supports the State of Israel.

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