The Brachman Family Israel Initiative enables Harvard Hillel to bring programs to campus that showcase the cultural and societal diversity and vibrancy of Israel. The inaugural event brought ‘Israel Story,’ Israel’s most widely listened to podcast, to Harvard for a multimedia live show on the main stage of Harvard’s new Smith Campus Center. Sisters Lavea Brachman ’84, Sarai Brachman Shoup ’88, and Shael Brachman ’90 represented the family at the event. “The Brachman Family Israel Initiative is about providing opportunities to enhance Harvard students’ understanding of and appreciation for Israel,” said Lavea, a Harvard Hillel board member. “We hope these programs will help today’s Harvard students gain historical perspective on Israel and an increased perspective on the modern-day nation as well as on Israel’s future.