Campaigning for George Latimer

Together with Pro-Israel student organizations from around NYC, YUPAC is working diligently with the campaign of George Latimer for US Congress. Latimer is running in NY-16 against Jamaal Bowman, who is has established himself as a foe to Israel in Congress. To get involved join here

Rabbi Steven Weil

YUPAC was grateful to host Rabbi Steven Weil, CEO of the FIDF. Rabbi Weil is the Former Senior Managing Director of the OU and YU and RIETS Alum. Over 80 students gathered to hear Rabbi Weil, one of the most engaging speakers and deep-thinking Jewish minds of our time. It was a great privilege and opportunity to hear from him, contextualizing Israel's national security situation, giving ideas of what is to come, as well as the role of the IDF. 

Dr. Micheal Doran

YUPAC, co-hosting with the Alexander Hamilton Society, welcomed Dr. Michael Doran of the Hudson Institute. He shared his perspective on the current climate in the Middle East and the US perspective on global affairs!

Emergency Mission to Washington - Fall 2023

On Wednesday, Nov. 29, over 150 students went to Washington, D.C., to lobby Congress in support of Israel. The students heard speeches from four members of Congress, visited the offices of 30 more and spoke with diplomats at the Israeli embassy. In light of the current situation in Israel, YUPAC decided to diverge from their organization’s usual spring visit to D.C. and organize the Nov. 29 mission on short notice. 

We met and prayed with two Jewish members of Congress, Reps. Dan Goldman (D-NY) and Greg Landsman (D-OH), both of whom emphasized the importance of coming to Congress to request support for Israel. We joined in saying several chapters of tehilim and prayers and stood arm-in-arm with the Jewish leaders singing “Acheinu,” while holding American and Israeli flags. Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) and Rep. Ritchie Torres (D-NY) also addressed YUPAC. We ended the day at the Israeli embassy, where they learned about the round-the-clock efforts undertaken by the Israeli foreign service to support the war effort.

Dr. Chuck Freilich

For the first YUPAC event of the '23-'24 school year, YUPAC hosted Dr. Chuck Freilich, a former deputy Israeli National Security Advisor. With the uncertainty of what was, what is and what will be right now, Dr. Freilich was able to address the questions of our students. Over 75 YU students and faculty members attended the incredible event!

YUPAC Mission to Washington - Spring 2023

On March 22, YUPAC led a delegation of over 150 student activists to Washington, DC to lobby on behalf of the YU Israel Relationship, and combatting BDS & antisemitism. While in DC, we met with 45 Congressional Offices, and heard speeches from Sen Ted Cruz (R-TX), Sen Ben Cardin (D-MD), and Former Assistant Secretary of State Robert B Charles. We ended the day at AIPAC HQ where we heard from a panel of AIPAC professionals about their motivation for the moment. All and all, it was a fun and productive day! 

Senator Joe Lieberman 

Together with the Dunner Political Science Society, YUPAC was privileged to host Senator Joe Lieberman on Dec. 12 for a conversation on the role of Jewish values in politics and leadership. Senator Joe Lieberman, a Modern Orthodox Jew, is a former Senator (1989 to 2013),  Connecticut Attorney General, and nominee for Vice President of the US.

Dr. Clawson and Dr. Cristol

On Nov. 21, YUPAC held a moderated discussion between Stern College Professor Dr. Jonathan Cristol, a subject matter expert for a Maryland-based defense contractor and a senior fellow at the Center for Civic Engagement at Bard College, and Dr. Patrick Clawson, the Morningstar Senior Fellow and the Director of Research at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. The topics ranged from the Iran Deal, the U.S.-Israel relationship, and general Middle East policy. Over 75 YU students and faculty members attended the incredible event! More on the event here: Dr. Clawson and Dr. Cristol

An Evening with Jason Greenblatt 

On Sept. 6, YU students had the opportunity to hear from Jason Greenblatt, the former White House Middle East envoy who worked for President Trump and advised him on matters relating to Israel and the Middle East. Greenblatt discussed both his experience working for the former president and his new book, “In the Path of Abraham.” Read more about the event here: An Evening With Jason Greenblatt 

Event Proposals

If you have ideas for a future YUPAC event or a connection for a speaking engagement, please fill out the form:  YUPAC Event Proposals