Escoll Family Israel Fellow
Tamir is originally from Bat-Yam, a small city south to Jaffa & Tel-Aviv, on the shore of the Mediterranean. On November 2007 Tamir joined the IDF ‘Givati’ infantry Brigade as a combat soldier, completed Commanders Course during his service and was discharged as Staff Sergeant at the end of 2010.
After his service, Tamir worked as a travelers groups security guard and medic all over Israel, and during that time he escorted a number of Birthright and BBYO groups and was very inspired of the projects goals and its important impact for the participants and the Jewish communities abroad.
In 2013, after he traveled a few months in South America, Tamir moved to Jerusalem and started his academic studies at the Hebrew University as a B.A student for Political Science, Communication and Journalism. During his studies Tamir worked in a social involvement organization called ‘Acharai-Youth Leading Change’ as High-School Counselor in Jerusalem area, and also participated in the ‘StandWithUs’ Fellowship program for Leadership in Public Diplomacy.
Tamir enjoys listening to new music, discover new places, hiking, photographing, reading, drawing and hang out with his friends.
About Morris J. Escoll: Morris J. Escoll (College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, 1916) was a trailblazer of Jewish student life at Cornell. As one of a few Jews at Cornell in the early twentieth century, Mr. Escoll was a student leader and wrote a powerful, award-winning essay on the strength and vitality of the Jewish people. Cornell Hillel is honored to continue his legacy of commitment to the Jewish people and Israel through the work of the Morris J. Escoll ‘16 Israel Fellow.
Find out more about Morris J. Escoll and his family here.