Gary Shapiro Israel Speakers Program

A Leadership Program for the Masses

The Gary Shapiro Israel Speakers Program is shifting the paradigm and placing important voices in front of our next generation, giving middle and high school students access to world-class and powerful perspectives. The students who participate in the Program will gain the understanding, tools, knowledge, and support necessary to enter college, not as victims, but rather as confident supporters of Israel, able to understand the propaganda and misinformation they will most likely face.

The Gary Shapiro Israel Speakers Program does not replace a school’s current Israel curriculum, program or Israel Club, but rather becomes an invaluable asset and partner.

It is imperative that pro-Israel middle and high school students have access to important voices.  This is the heart of The Gary Shapiro Israel Speakers Program.

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Jack Saltzberg, Founder/Executive Director of The Israel Group speaks to students at the Adelson Educational Campus in Las Vegas

What people are saying

“Incredible! One of the best experiences of the year!”

Jake B.
A student leader at Shalhevet High School after hearing the first speaker

“Witnessing only the first event, and seeing the effect our Program had (and will have) on students, gave me as much satisfaction as my entire year of professional work.”

Richard Gabai
Producer/Director and member of The Israel Group Board of Advisors

“I’ve heard more than a thousand speakers.  Jack Saltzberg’s presentation about BDS was among the top 1% that I’ve heard.”

Mrs. Sheindy Gross
Principal, Valley Torah Girls High School

Gd willing, if my children ask me what I did while this antisemitism was going on in our campuses, I’ll be able to tell them. I’d rather this program be my legacy than any of my films.”

Daniel Kaufman
Writer/Producer/Director and a co-founder of the program

Itamar Marcus, Founder/Director of Palestinian Media Watch speaks to students at Shalhevet High School in Los Angeles

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“This is war. We must educate our students, parents, and teachers. This program is a great start!”

Metuka Benjamin
Past President, Milken Community Schools


About Gary Shapiro OBM

The Gary Shapiro Israel Speakers Program is dedicated to the memory of Rabbi Cantor Gary Shapiro OBM

Gary Shapiro OBM was a son, brother, uncle, friend, singer, songwriter, musician, comedian, writer, Rabbi, Cantor, and friend of Israel…but Gary was—above everything—a teacher. He did not set out to be, it was who he was; his testament being the thousands of people he educated and inspired. Through the Gary Shapiro Israel Speakers Program, Gary’s legacy of teaching continues, inspiring youth for generations to come, with an accurate understanding and love of Israel.

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