Israel & the Diaspora


This committee is responsible for planning, promoting, executing, and evaluating programs that involve Israel, its diverse peoples, culture, geography, and politics. Such programs include but are not limited to outside speakers, faculty speakers, student speakers, films, and videos.  Program topics include both political and non-political subjects and political programs reflect a broad range of views.  This committee is also responsible for encouraging students to visit, study, or work in Israel and works to remove obstacles in order to maximize participation in these options. This committee works to foster Clark’s ongoing dialogue with Israel and offer a well-rounded view of past, present, and future Israel.

We are fortunate enough to have a full-time staff member working with our ID committee, through the IACT program. To read more about Jared Waters, click here!


Elijah Cohen-Gordon, ’23
Major: History
Fun Fact: I work at the campus store!

Jay Abdella, ’22
Major: Political Science
Fun Fact: I am hyper-mobile in my left shoulder.

Ethan Quinn, ’25
Major: Economics
Fun Fact: I have a boating license!

Sam Bazer, ’25
Fun Fact: My dog is a lab-chihuahua mix!

Penny Rabatsky, ’25