Samuel Jacobson, a 2016 graduate of Montgomery Bell Academy and congregant and former teacher’s aide at West End Synagogue, has been selected to participate in the JerusalemU Core18 Fellowship Program.
The Core18 Fellowship brings together natural leaders and ambitious thinkers to address the challenges currently facing Jewish students on college campuses today. Its goal is to have graduates of the fellowship tackle these challenges on their own college campuses.
In bi-monthly meetings, the fellows will hone their leadership abilities to become pro-Israel activists. They will take part in workshops led by journalists, Israeli government officials and business entrepreneurs to develop skills in social media, writing op-eds and public speaking.
Sam Jacobson, who will be attending Rutgers University next fall, is currently taking part in the Young Judea Year Program in Israel, which has been supported in part by the Mary and Harry Zimmerman Youth Exchange Endowment Fund.
He is the son of Ned and Ellen Jacobson of Nashville. •