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Jewish student ambassadors

by: Leslie Bunder - Last updated: 2006-12-23

Tribe Ambassador winners

Tribe Ambassador winners

Six Jewish students will be off to Israel for a six day trip in February having won the United Synagogue's Tribe Ambassador programme.

Based on the successful Israeli TV show of the same name, the students took part in a series of tasks aimed at promoting advocacy for Israel.

Two winners came from Ilford's King Solomon school, Robert Sands and Kelly Burack and four from Kenton's JFS Simon Conway, Tanya Cohen, Ana Rosenthal and Charlotte Leigh.

The tasks included addressing members of the House of Lords, giving an Israel advocacy assembly in a non-Jewish school and working on an Israel stand at London School of Economics.

The winners were chosen by fellow students as well as a panel including David Kaplan, managing director of Tribe and Lorna Fitzsimons, chief executive of BICOM.

Kaplan said: "All the participants have been first class and I am confident that they will have a major collective positive impact in promoting the State of Israel to their peers and to their future campus colleagues both Jewish and non-Jewish alike."