| Dec 03, 2017
Erin Schrode, a 25 year old American woman, is an environmental and political activist. She founded her first organization when she was 13 years old and hasn’t rested since-as seen by her campaign to run for US Congress-the youngest candidate in history to ever do so.
Toward the end of November we had the honor of hosting Erin for two events. The first event was a meeting between Erin Shrode, senior staff of Hillel Israel and directors of philanthropic foundations and Jewish Federations. At the event, hosted by the Ruderman Foundation, Erin told us about her life as a Jew in California, her struggles with anti-Semitism as a pro-Israel activist and the ways in which her generation wants to change the world.
The next day, Erin addressed a gathering of students at Hillel at Tel Aviv University. The event was held at the Diaspora Museum and the hall was packed to capacity. After the lecture Erin joined in a dinner and discussion with student leaders from Hillel TAU where participants had an opportunity to ask her questions and to get to know her a little bit better.
Our donors and students reaped important knowledge and motivation from their meetings with Erin and we hope to have the privilege of hosting her again in Israel very soon.
Erin Schrode at Hillel TAU, 2017.