ACCESS offers something unique to young Jewish people in that it caters for people interested a wide range of stimulating diverse and topical issues. I personally find its programs intellectually stimulating and really appreciate the way they deal with such a diverse array of issues. I also appreciate the way access deals with issues that may be slighly controversial or beyond the scope of normal Jewish organisations as this is what engages and interests toidays young people
Lately I haven't been so involved with AJC ACCESS because of my school schedule, but ACCESS is a great group. Unlike other nonprofits I've worked with, ACCESS is open to ideas, is forward-looking, and is proactive. For example, if a member has an idea that would further the organization or its mission, unlike other nonprofits, ACCESS is open to explore the feasibility of this member's idea and support the member in executing it.
ACCESS has provided me with many unique opportunities--I even traveled to the UAE for the Women as Global Leaders Conference with an ACCESS delegation where we participated in education sessions on leadership, women, interreligious efforts, etc. I've met all kinds of experts and diplomats from all over the world through ACCESS and have learned of very interesting and eye-opening perspectives from conversations with these speakers.
AJC has provided Colgate University's students with a window into the important work the AJC is doing all over the world. AJC has provided our campus with expert speakers as well as assisting students in developing their own programs. Perhaps most exciting is that many of our students have traveled with the AJC to participate in high level meetings. AJC has been a wonderful addition to the offerings at Colgate.
I went on a unique trip to Berlin that focused both on reconciliation after the Holocaust as well as on green technology and innovation.
Atteded meeting with a group of German military educators and officers. As a former soldier and a jew, it was a very interesting evening to be apart of. great initiative!
Participating in AJC ACCESS events has truly been a valuable experience. The events seem to be curated to touch on what I care about as an American with an interest in Jewish life, Israel, and foreign affairs. Every newsletter I receive contains at least one event I look forward to attending even if circumstances prevent me from going. Speakers tend to be experts in their field, and for anyone who is intellectually curious this provides valid answers to questions that often get spun around too many times to make sense when left up to traditional sources.
I've greatly enjoyed the programming and speakers organized by ACCESS. The staff does a fantastic job of conveying program content, and ensuring involvement. The events draw thoughtful attendees and inspire lively discussion. Very relevant content.
As I'm a German living in New York, it is very important and meaningful for me to get connected to the Jewish community, especially of New York, and to learn more about their culture, their ideas and their concerns regarding politics. For this purpose, AJC ACCESS has always been a great and very supportive organization that offered so many opportunities to get involved into their program! There are so many amazing and terrific events and meetings, which gave me plenty of possibilities to get to know more about Jewish life! I really enjoyed every minute that I spent there! I gained rewarding experience! Simply awesome!
I had a wonderful AJC experience, where an activist came to speak about his work, and the importance of being involved ourselves. It was a great experience, and look forward to attending future events as well.