HAFTR High School students and their chaperones, Rabbi Yonoson Hirtz and Mrs. Goldy Walfish, had the privilege of attending the AIPAC 2019 policy conference in Washington DC, which culminated with a lobbying session where students went to Capitol Hill to meet with our Rep. Kathleen Rice. Students also had the unique opportunity to meet and speak with former HAFTR parent, Ambassador David Friedman, US Ambassador to Israel. Love of the Jewish state and promotion of a strong US-Israel relationship is central to HAFTR’s mission.

Pictured from left to right are: Jonathan Lederer, Aidan Schechter, Ben Perl, Elijah Greenberg, David Lederer, Noah Nierenberg, Elijah Gurvitch, Rabbi Yonoson Hirtz, Ambassador David Friedman, Mrs. Goldy Walfish, Molly Vashovsky, Emily Silverstein, Rachel Hamburger, Jamie Beer, Ashley van Amerongen, Jillian Mestel, Annabelle Muller.