LEAGUE FOR ISRAEL, THE AMERICAN JEWISH (AJLI) established in 1957, differentiates itself from other Zionist groups in that it is not connected with any political party or religious denomination; it supports Israel unconditionally through the following projects: (a) University Scholarship Program: AJLI helps young American adults fulfill their academic dreams by providing scholarships to attend college in Israel. Living in Israel and becoming immersed in Israeli society has been a life changing experience for many of the 150 recipients. AJLI provides scholarships for studies as a graduate or undergraduate at one of nine institutes of higher learning in Israel: Bar-Ilan, Ben-Gurion, Haifa, Hebrew University, Interdisciplinary Center-Recanati School, Pardes, Tel Aviv, Technion and Weizmann. Acceptance at one of the universities is a prerequisite; the student must be a U.S. citizen, and scholarships are only for one full year of study.   Support for Israeli Terror Victims: AJLI contributes to programs which assist Israeli children who lost a sibling or parent from terrorism and offers support for their families. (c) Educational Programs: Members attend a variety of lectures and forums with top newsmakers from Israeli and American politics. These programs serve as a primary source for the best information on issues confronting Israel. They take place in New York and South Florida, where AJLI has active chapters. (d) Excursions, cruises, and trips to the Catskills and other places are part of AJLI's social agenda. Members form strong bonds through these activities, and educational programs on the excursions raise members' consciousness. (Jeff Scheckner (2nd ed.)

Encyclopedia Judaica. 1971.

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