What is Boot Camp?
Boot Camp is an intensive, multi-week training program in New York City and Washington, DC, that takes 25-30 select candidates and equips them with the tools they need to effectively advocate for Israel and impact their peers. The program features a combination of lectures, speakers and interactive sessions that raises participants' Israel IQ and teaches them how to go on the offense in their discussions. We do this in a fun and unique way that balances educational and social components, while building future leaders of the organization and active Pro-Israel advocates.
Participants learn from seasoned veterans of FFT and some of the most engaging and recognized Israel and Middle East experts in the world. Past speakers include Alan Dershowitz, Bret Stephens, Israeli diplomat Ron Prosor and former US Ambassador to Morocco Marc Ginsberg.
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Is Boot Camp right for me?
- If you know next to nothing about Israel’s history and challenges…. YES!
- If you know a fair amount and are looking to know more… YES!
- If you work professionally in the Jewish or pro-Israel world... YES!
- If you're in the running to be the next US ambassador to Israel... YES!
This program is for young professionals in their 20s and 30s who are committed to becoming pro-Israel advocates and being part of a community and something bigger than themselves. No matter your background or knowledge level, Boot Camp will make you a more informed and better skilled advocate for Israel.
What does it cost?
Absolutely nothing! FFT is a members-operated organization and we have our generous benefactors to thank for this amazing opportunity. However, your support enables us to provide more programming for the FFT community, so we value all contributions from those who believe in our mission.
What if I don't live in New York City or Washington, DC?
Great question! Thanks for asking. While we presently only have chapters in those two markets, ZOA's Fuel For Truth will be coming to Boston in late 2017 and more cities in 2018! Stay tuned...