Amit Melchior is serving as the Jewish Agency Israel Fellow for Wake Forest and Elon Universities. The Fellowship is made possible by generous grants from the Leon Levine Foundation, the Jewish Agency for Israel, and Hillel International.

The Israel Fellow Program is a national Hillel/Jewish Agency initiative in which fellows share personal experiences of modern Israel through the lens of its socially progressive values and its accomplishments in technology, life sciences, and the arts. Fellows support students and help them to grapple with complex issues that are often emotional and may seem contradictory. This way, students develop an authentic relationship with Israel.

Amit brings extensive experience working in Jewish summer camps in North America and South Africa. He is known for developing meaningful relationships, mentoring student volunteers, and facilitating dialogues between people of all religious, social, racial, and political backgrounds.

While in North Carolina, Amit will help university students discover and create their own personal connections to Israel while strengthening their ties to their campus Hillel communities. He is your on-campus resource for immersive Israel experiences (Birthright & Onward) and a resource for more opportunities.

Amit grew up in Kibbutz Urim in Israel. Amit did his GAP year in a youth movement. During his three years in the IDF, he was an SF combat Medic and Squad Commander. During his B.A, he volunteered in a community youth center in Haifa, providing educational opportunities and mentoring Student volunteers. He graduated from Haifa University with a B.A in Jewish History and Education (with a teaching degree/certification). Amit enjoys wood and metalworking and exploring the outdoors in his spare time.

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Phone:  407-580-0082

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Dr. Gail Bretan
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Amit Melchior
Hillel/Jewish Agency Israel Fellow


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