Dear Project Interchange Alumni,


Do you have a great idea inspired by your experience in Israel? Apply for a grant from the AJC Project Interchange Alumni Venture Fund!  AJC Project Interchange awards a limited number of grants of up to $1,000 biannually to support impactful Israel-related projects and programs led by Project Interchange alumni. The next deadline for grant proposals is June 15. Learn more and apply here.



-Don't forget to join our private alumni Facebook group. 

Lili Kalish Gersch
Director of Alumni Engagement 

Israel Unwrapped Podcasts

Learn from Top Israeli Experts
Enjoy these Israel Unwrapped podcasts on your own schedule! 

Upcoming Events for Alumni


Washington, DC
AJC Global Forum 

June 4-6
$425 for first-timers

There's still time to register for the premiere global Jewish conference! This annual event features major policy addresses, fascinating debates, and much more.



25 Years of India-Israel Relations
June 15, 12 PM

Arjun Hardas, the India representative for AJC's Asia Pacific Institute, will speak on the relationship between India and Israel. 



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Inside Israel

The Old City of Jerusalem

The Old City, a small walled area within a greatly expanded Jerusalem, was the entirety of the city until 1860. It is divided into four quarters: Muslim, Christian, Armenian, and Jewish. The .35 sq mile area houses numerous religious sites holy to Muslims, Jews, and Christians, including the Dome of the Rock, the al-Aqsa Mosque, the Temple Mount, the Western Wall, and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. The walls currently surrounding the Old City were built by Suleiman the Magnificent in the 16th century. Jordan captured the Old City in 1948, but following the Six-Day War--50 years ago this month--it became part of modern Israel. 

Take a Virtual Tour of the Old City

Alumni News


UN Ambassadors

Five ambassadors from our 2016 UN Ambassadors seminars attended an AJC reception for UN Ambassadors from Africa and spoke about their time in Israel with AJC Project Interchange.


Breaking News
Recent alumnus Rafael Bernal (Latino Political Advisors 2017) published an article in The Hill, "Shadows loom for Trump trip to Israel."

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India and Israel 

Maryland State Delegate Aruna Miller (Indian American Opinion Leaders 2016) reflected on her memorable experience in Israel at an AJC Washington program on India-Israel relations.  


Email Lili Kalish Gersch to share professional milestones or Israel-related initiatives.

Recent & Upcoming Seminars
  • EU Officials, May 21-26 
  • Ambassadors to the UN, July 1-7
  • African Business Leaders, July 15-21
  • Japanese Foreign Ministry Officials,
    July 23-28

Would you like to recommend someone for a Project Interchange Seminar? Email Lili Kalish Gersch!

Israel News Briefing
Jerusalem celebrates 50 years since its unification




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Tillerson says Trump 'pressured' Netanyahu, Abbas to revive peace talks
This Month in Israeli History
Israel and West Germany

On May 12, 1965, Israel and West Germany established official diplomatic relations. Prime Minister Levi Eshkol wrote, "The decision of our two governments has been taken against a somber historical background and a stormy political one...I share our hope that our common decision will prove to be an important step towards a better future." This historic step was the culmination of a period of warming that began with the controversial acceptance of reparations from West Germany in 1952, money that helped support the nascent Israeli economy. Several Arab states broke relations with West Germany as a result of its new ties with Israel.
AJC opened its Berlin headquarters in 1998, becoming the only Jewish organization with a permanent office in Berlin. Learn more about AJC Berlin.    


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