SSI Student Spotlight: Oren Rosenburg

My mom and her entire family is from Israel, and has had a strong connection and personal history with the country since before its independence. My great-grandfather served in the Jewish Unit of the British Police during the British Mandate of Palestine. My grandmother remembers listening to the radio in Petah Tikvah in 1947 during the UN assembly vote to recognize Israel as a Jewish state, and seeing people dance in the streets during the very first Yom Ha’atzmaut. Israel has a very strong connection in my heart, both in a personal sense and in the idea that Israel is and has been the homeland of Jewish people throughout the world for thousands of years. It is my goal to help maintain Israel as the Jewish homeland for thousands of years to come.

I think the biggest problem on campus is the dissociation of Judaism from Israel

Being a part of SSI has helped me to grow as an individual by helping me to explore the many views and backgrounds shared by individuals on campus. It has helped me to be more patient and understanding in my day to day conversations. SSI has given me the confidence I need to voice and defend my opinion, even if I know it isn’t the popular one.

I really enjoyed painting the SSI panel and talking with representatives from other student groups at the same time.

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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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Students Supporting Israel Movement

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