Sep 6, 2007 — Jackie Saxe of San Diego, a senior at Yeshiva University’s (YU) Stern College for Women (SCW), was one of four students nationwide appointed to the executive committee of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC).
Each year AIPAC appoints four exceptional student leaders to its executive committee in recognition of their special dedication and unique perspective. As part of AIPAC’s leadership, these accomplished campus activists travel to Washington, DC four times a year to hear from Middle East scholars and foreign policy experts, and to lobby side by side with their counterparts off campus.
Ms. Saxe, a communications and political science major, has been an active member of AIPAC and took on the role of YU’s AIPAC campus liaison because she “believes that her peers have unlimited potential to influence the political system in ways that support Israel.” She was selected for AIPAC’s Diamond Summer Internship Program, a well-regarded political leadership training program, and was one of six YU students recognized as activist of the year at AIPAC’s annual conference in Washington, DC last March.
“I look forward to representing YU and the modern orthodox pro-Israel community at the executive committee meetings and on the Hill. I am a proud American and Zionist and I believe that the U.S.-Israel relationship is essential for both countries,” Ms. Saxe said.
Founded in 1886, Yeshiva University brings together the heritage of Western civilization and the ancient traditions of Jewish law and life. More than 7,000 undergraduate and graduate students study at YU’s four New York City campuses: the Wilf Campus, Israel Henry Beren Campus, Brookdale Center, and Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus. YU’s three undergraduate schools –– Yeshiva College, Stern College for Women, and Sy Syms School of Business ––– offer a unique dual program comprised of Jewish studies and liberal arts courses. Its graduate and affiliate schools include Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Wurzweiler School of Social Work, Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology, Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and Administration, Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies, and Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary. YU is ranked among the nation’s leading academic research institutions.