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From Student to President: How a study abroad experience in Israel changed the trajectory of one man’s life, and 35,000 others.

Posted on AllSides June 11th, 2024
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Like thousands of young Jews around the world, Ron Werner’s connection to his Jewish heritage and Israel was first sparked by a life-changing semester abroad experience at Alexander Muss High School in Israel (Muss). For the last six years, Werner has served as President of Muss, Jewish National Fund-USA’s premier study abroad in Israel experience that today boasts over 35,000 alumni. In September, he will step down from the role that has seen him lead the institution’s transformation into a multi-campus school that plans to host 5,000 students annually by...

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