Owls for Israel to host third annual student leadership dinner

The event will feature U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch as a guest speaker.

Photo courtesy of Owls for Israel.

Photo courtesy of Owls for Israel.

Benjamin Paley, Contributing Writer

On Nov. 1, Owls for Israel, Florida Atlantic’s  pro-Israel student organization, will host its third annual Student Leadership Dinner featuring federal Rep. Ted Deutch.

The Student Leadership Dinner is an opportunity for student and community leaders to come together for a night of leadership development featuring a guest speaker and a chance to socialize, according to Hannah Fenster, a sophomore communication major and treasurer of Owls for Israel.

“We are inviting student leaders to get together to talk about the American-Israeli relationship,” Fenster said. “We want to work with as many people as we can.”

For Fenster, this event is not just for pro-Israel organization, but an event where any student can feel comfortable working with other student leaders.

Owls for Israel has reached out to organizations in the community, inviting their leaders to come to the dinner.  According to Lindsey Sigel, the president of Owls for Israel, the organization hopes 100 student leaders attend the event.

“Owls for Israel hopes to create an evening that allows student leaders to network and understand the importance of coalition building with each other,” Sigel says. “Our goals as an organization is to invite all student organizations and have a diverse group of student organizations and leaders in attendance.”

The event will be held in the  Forkas Alumni Center. Check in begins at 6 p.m. and Deutch will speak at 7 p.m. For security reasons, the event is closed to the general public.

Benjamin Paley is a contributing writer with the University Press. For information regarding this or other stories, email [email protected] or tweet him @benpaley92.