About Our Event

The Caravan for Democracy Student Leadership Mission is a 10-day, fully subsidized educational program to Israel for non-Jewish student leaders who have never been there. This unique trip provides students with the opportunity to explore the Jewish and democratic country of Israel through meetings with political, cultural and community leaders from diverse backgrounds and faiths. Ideal candidates are American students who hold leadership positions in student organizations including, but not limited to, government, ethnic and minority groups, LGBTQ groups, women’s groups, service groups and Greek life who will be sophomores, juniors or seniors at the time of travel. Caravan for Democracy is operated by the Jewish National Fund, whose goal is to facilitate constructive dialogue about Israel and the Middle East on college campuses across America. This mission will demonstrate to participants Israel's unique contributions to the world, its vibrant democracy, and its commitment to peace in the region.


This event is open to women and men.

Guest Speaker


Nelson France

Director of National Initiatives, Jewish National Fund

As the Director of National Initiatives at Jewish National Fund, Nelson France works to engage, educate, and energize partners around the country to form a deeper commitment to the next generation's support for Israel. Mr. France also helps young Jewish leaders get involved in global humanitarian issues. He previously worked for the Israel on Campus Coalition.

Event Chair

Cindy Noam

Mountain States Women for Israel Chair

Amy Zeppelin Kirschbaum

More Information

Melissa Asarch, Associate Director, Mountain States

[email protected] or 303.573.7095 x978

Important Security Information

Please note that for security purposes, Jewish National Fund reserves the right to check IDs and all bags are subject to search.