The Brandeis Center has developed a special law-centered curriculum for JIGSAW Fellows. JIGSAW Fellows will be trained in Israel and Washington, D.C.
Students will depart for the Israel trip, organized in conjunction with Hasbara Fellowships, on December 18, 2018 and return to the U.S. on January 2, 2019. This joint program will combine the Brandeis Center’s JIGSAW curriculum with Hasbara Fellowships’ unique Israel Training Program. LDB attorneys, as well as select legal experts (in fields such as international humanitarian law) will provide training to the JIGSAW Fellows during the two-week trip to Israel. In addition, JIGSAW Fellows and undergraduates will have the opportunity to meet and get to know one another during the Israel trip. When they return to campus, JIGSAW Fellows will work not only with Hasbara Fellows but also with undergraduate and graduate students on their own campuses and in their geographic regions to help both proactively and reactively address anti-Semitism, anti-Semitism-masked-as-anti-Zionism, and the anti-Semitic Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (“BDS”) Movement.
The Washington, D.C. training will take place in Spring 2019, during the Brandeis Center’s Sixth Annual National Law Student Leadership Conference.
JIGSAW Fellows will be trained in the necessary areas of law, so that they can assist, guide, and direct the undergraduates to help them be more effective in combating anti-Semitism on their university campuses. Throughout the training, JIGSAW Fellows will hear from experts, confer with their peers, and engage in interactive assignments. After the training concludes, LDB attorneys will be available throughout the year to discuss issues as they arise with the JIGSAW Fellows, and to provide continued support and guidance as needed.