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"ISRAEL21c" featured Economics student Fanya Donin in "New knowledge and new experiences float Fanya's boat"

04/09/2019

"ISRAEL21c" featured Economics student Fanya Donin in "New knowledge and new experiences float Fanya's boat"

Ambassador spotlight: Fanya Donin
Birthday: June 19, 1997
Hometown: Brooklyn, New York
University: Pace University
Major: Economics

What is your favorite ISRAEL21c article and why?

The entire Save a Child’s Heart topic on the website, because a charity saving children’s lives for free is the most Israeli thing I can think of.

What is your favorite part about being a digital ambassador?

I love that I get to collaborate with people from all over the country, through doing something we all love.

What was your most memorable experience in Israel?

My walk to work every day in Jerusalem for three and a half months in the summer of 2017. It’s the reason I got into Israel-related stuff. It’s why I want to live there someday. Like this insane juxtaposition of modern and ancient and me in the center, so lucky to be there and to be alive in the Jewish state, something my ancestors in the Russian empire and the Soviet Union could never have imagined in their wildest dreams.”

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"ISRAEL21c" featured Pace University's Communications, digital media and history student Gabrielle Weiss in "Meet Gabrielle, one of our campus Digital Ambassadors"

03/25/2019

"ISRAEL21c" featured Pace University's Communications, digital media and history student Gabrielle Weiss in "Meet Gabrielle, one of our campus Digital Ambassadors"

‘Supporting Israel is my passion and I will never stop loving my home,’ says this Pace University communications/digital media/history major.

Ambassador Spotlight: Gabrielle Weiss
Birthday: April 2, 1997
Hometown: Philadelphia
University: Pace University
Double major: Communications, digital media and history

What’s your favorite ISRAEL21c article and why?

7 extraordinary Israeli-designed music videos”

I love music; it has always been my outlet. Hearing that some of my favorite artists such as Coldplay, Beyoncé and Jay-Z have used Israeli visual art directors in their videos make them all the more enjoyable!

Favorite Israeli song?

Pa’am Bakhayim” (“Once in a Lifetime”) by Omer Adam

What’s your favorite part about being a digital ambassador?
I love our weekly calls! Whether it’s with the larger group to discuss how we shared each of our individual calls or within our smaller groups talking about our group projects, I love coming together and growing as ambassadors each week. Supporting Israel is my passion and I will never stop loving my home.

What else are you passionate about?

I love traveling. I love discovering new corners of the world and I got to do just that as I spent five months in Italy almost two years ago. One of my favorite things to do while traveling was catching the sunset every night on my walk home or in a new city I was visiting.

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