The delegation from Western Massachusetts at the recent AIPAC Policy Conference in Washington, D.C. met with
Congressman Richard E. Neal at his Capitol Hill office. The group included attendees the entire “413” area and were part of the 15,000 in attendance at the annual AIPAC meeting. The group leaders for the meeting with Rep. Neal were Candy Glazer, an AIPAC National Council member, and Susan Weiss Firestone, both from Longmeadow. Several representatives from Temple Beth El of Springfield were also a part of the group, including Rabbi Amy Katz and students from the congregation.
The speakers at the three-day policy conference included Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Vice President Mike Pence and UN Ambassador Nikki Haley. The theme of this year’s meeting was “Choose to Lead”, which encompassed the importance of a strong U.S.- Israel relationship and the security of Israel.