KEYNOTE SPEAKERS YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS!


Colonel Richard Kemp

Colonel Richard Kemp is a retired British Army officer who served from 1977 to 2006. He commanded Operation Fingal in Afghanistan from July to November 2003 and completed 14 operational tours of duty around the globe. Kemp is an outspoken critic of the international community’s stance on Israel, and regularly writes and comments on this issue. He is involved with several pro-Israel organizations including as a Board member at the Friends of Israel Initiative and the International Advisory Board of the pro-Israel organization and a frequent speaker at the UN Human Rights Council on behalf of UN Watch.

Nonie Darwish

Nonie Darwish is an American human rights activist, writer, public speaker and founder of Arabs For Israel. She is the author of the book Now They Call Me Infidel: Why I Renounced Jihad for America, Israel and the War on Terror. Her second book is Cruel And Usual Punishment: The Terrifying Global Implications of Islamic Law. Her speech topics cover human rights, with an emphasis on women’s’ rights and minority rights in the Middle East.

Benjamin Ryberg

Benjamin Ryberg is the Chief Operating Officer and Director of Research at The Lawfare Project. In 2013, Benjamin was profiled in The Jewish Week’s “36 Under 36” list of young visionaries. A seasoned public speaker, he has been featured on radio and television programming and has spoken before a range of audiences, including at AIPAC’s Policy Conference, Alpha Epsilon Pi’s International Convention, and the Israeli Ministry of Strategic Affairs’ Global Coalition for Israel conference.

Olga Meshoe

Olga is a keen pro-Israel advocate and serves as the Chief Executive Officer of DEISI International (Defend Embrace Invest(in) Support Israel). Olga’s unique narrative on South Africa and Africa relations with Israel and her engaging delivery have contributed to Olga being a regular on the speakers’ circuit. In 2016, Olga received the 2016 Jerusalem Award from the World Zionist Organization, in recognition of advocacy for the state of Israel and the South African Jewish Community.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND THE CONFERENCE?


▸ Any high school student that would like to gain an understanding of current events in the Middle East and it’s implications on the rest of the world.

▸ Any high school student wanting to prepare for colleges’ hostile attitude towards Jewish students;

▸ Any high school student interested in learning about why Jews live in Israel, why there is a conflict, how it started and how we can end it.

▸ Any high school student who’d like to learn about BDS and how to defeat it, explore various resources that are available to you on campus, etc.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND THE CONFERENCE?


▸ Any high school student that would like to gain an understanding of current events in the Middle East and it’s implications on the rest of the world.

▸ Any high school student wanting to prepare for colleges’ hostile attitude towards Jewish students;

▸ Any high school student interested in learning about why Jews live in Israel, why there is a conflict, how it started and how we can end it.

▸ Any high school student who’d like to learn about BDS and how to defeat it, explore various resources that are available to you on campus, etc.

No, the conference is open to any high school teen. Please be aware that Club Z is a Jewish organization so Jewish traditions like Shabbat, will be observed.

That’s great! We are looking for people who would like to deepen their understanding. Of course, just because you’ve been somewhere, even many times, doesn’t necessarily make you an expert. Our speakers have something to teach and wisdom to share with everybody. And, if you can add your expertise to the learning — that’s all the better for all.

Absolutely! The Conference will be a fast paced learning environment with participants getting an in-depth, “insider’s” view of many of the current events.

The food is Kosher-style.

Certified Kosher food is available upon request.

GETTING THERE


BAY AREA LOCALS

Participants are responsible for their own transportation. People are encouraged to carpool to assure timely arrival

OUT OF AREA

Arrive to San Francisco Airport. Hotel shuttle leaves the airport every 30 mins and brings you directly to the San Mateo Marriott.

TRAVEL SUBSIDIES


For teens requiring air travel, we will have limited travel subsidies. Subsidies awarded on the first come basis. Instructions on how to apply are sent to participants after the conference.

Southern California
up to $65

MidWest
up to $100

NorthEast
up to $150

WHAT TO EXPECT


Accommodations are in a 4 star hotel with gourmet food, heated pool, gym, and nearby park, complimentary parking and free wi-fi.

There will be 3-4 teens per room. Private rooms available for additional cost.

WHAT TO EXPECT


Accommodations are in a 4 star hotel with gourmet food, heated pool, gym, and nearby park, complimentary parking and free wi-fi.

There will be 3-4 teens per room. Private rooms available for additional cost.

WHAT TO WEAR


Dress code is business casual. This is a professional conference, so you are expected to dress professionally. No jeans, no shorts, no t-shirts, no flip flops etc will be allowed.

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NATIONAL CONFERENCE TIMELINE


Opening remarks & Shabbat Begins Begin Friday, January 17th @ 6:00 pm.

The conference concludes at 9:30 pm on Sunday evening.

Accommodations for all teens are reserved till Monday morning.

CURRENT CONFERENCE FEE


$300

Institute Members

$375

Non-Institute Members

*Prices may change without notice and include food & lodging. **Generous Financial Aid available. Nobody is turned away for lack of funds.