"Big Bang Theory's" Mayim Bialik Teams up with NY Teens to Step up for Israel
NEW YORK, October 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
Mayim Bialik, known for her role as Amy Farrah Fowler on TV's "The Big Bang Theory," will join New York teens Sunday November 4, at 7:00 p.m., for a special screening of the award-winning film Israel Inside: How a Small Nation Makes a Big Difference. The film is part of the Step Up For Israel campaign, a new Israel education program created to reconnect people to Israel and provide fresh insight into reasons behind the country's successes. As part of the event, Bialik will speak about her personal link to Israel, as well as her experience of being a Jewish Hollywood actress.
"Israel is the country that I most identify with as mine, and I want to share that feeling and sense of belonging with others," said Bialik. "Step Up For Israel enables me to do this, as it provides people with a connection to Israel, and offers various opportunities to get involved."
The program, set to take place at Rodeph Sholom, 7 West 83rd Street, New York City, is in partnership with The Center for Youth Philanthropy and Leadership of the UJA-Federation of New York. Co-chairs include Wolfgang Ballinger , Ben Gargano , Robbie Jacobs , Lucy Price and Josh Rowan . Limited space is available. To register, visit http://www.StepUpForIsrael.com/NYTeens.
The event is being co-sponsored by: Aleph Beta Academy, BBYO, Rodeph Shalom, JerusalemOnlineU.com, Foundation for Jewish Camp, Jewish Student Connection, The Jewish Week - Write On For Israel , NFTY, New York NCSY, Project Jump, UJA-Federation of New York, USY, and Young Judea.
"Our goal is to educate teens, parents and the greater community about Israel," said Andrea Gottlieb , Executive Director of Step Up For Israel. "Israel has an amazing story to tell, which is not usually the one we see in the headlines. It is critically important that students feel a pride and connection to their heritage and homeland. This event provides a way for peers of all backgrounds to join together in solidarity for Israel."
Step Up For Israel is an international grassroots campaign that provides a strong foundation in Israel education and activist opportunities. Campaign Chairs are Professor Alan Dershowitz and Ambassador Dore Gold . Learn more at http://www.StepUpForIsrael.com.
Israel Inside examines the character traits that have enabled Israelis to overcome challenges and turn a desert into a flourishing society. Learn more at http://www.IsraelInsideTheMovie.com.
SOURCE Step Up For Israel
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