David Olesker travels the world teaching Israel advocacy skills. Here’s an idea of his recent and upcoming trips.

Upcoming trips


David Olesker plans to visit North America this year from April 3 through 13, 2016. Bookings are now open for this trip, so be in touch if you are interested.

The schedule currently looks like this:

Sun Apr  3 2016 Fly to North America
Mon Apr  4 2016
Tue Apr  5 2016
Wed Apr  6 2016
Thu Apr  7 2016
Fri Apr  8 2016
Sat Apr  9 2016
Sun Apr 10 2016
Mon Apr 11 2016 Des Moins IA
Tue Apr 12 2016
Wed Apr 13 2016 Fly to Israel
Thu Apr 14 2016

Recent Trips


Aug 16 through 27, ’15 South Africa

In cooperation with the South African Zionist Federation David Olesker was in:

Johannesburg; where he spoke for:

  • Students at the King David Schools
  • Christian Leaders
  • Torah Academy pupils
  • Members of Zionist youth movements and the Media Team
  • Yeshiva College students and staff
  • Communal leadership
  • Members of the Sydenham, Yeshiva College and Sunny Road Synagogues

Capetown; where he spoke for:

  • Members of the Marais Road Synagogue
  • Students of the Herzelia school
  • Leaders of the Cape branches of the South African Zionist Federation and Board of Deputies
  • Members of Habonim
  • Christian leaders in the colored community
  • Christian members of Bridges for Peace

Apr 20 through 29, ’15 North America

David Olesker was in:

  • Pittsburgh, PA for the staff and lay activists of the JCRC.
  • Denver and Boulder, CO for in depth training sessions for the local Jewish Federations.
  • Skokie, IL for a range of educational events in schools and in the community organized by the Religious Zionists of Chicago.

Mar 8 through 19, ’15 UK

Working in cooperation with Stand With Us UK, David Olesker ran training workshops for sixth form and university students in Britain. In London, Leeds, Bristol, and Exeter he taught youthful supporters of Israel the skills they need to be effective advocates.

In addition, he ran training workshops for off campus groups; the Hale Jewish community, parents of Jewish pupils in non-Jewish schools and supporters of Magen David Adom in the UK.

Nov 16 through 26, ’14 North America

David Olesker spoke at AIPAC’s annual Schusterman Advocacy Institute High School Summit in Washington, DC. He was sponsored by the Zionist Organization of America to speak for Florida International University’s pro-Israel group, Shalom FIU. The Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center in Canada brought him to three Canadian campuses (Laurier University in Kitchener, University of Western Ontario in London and York University in Toronto).

He was scheduled to speak at Canada Christian College in Toronto, but the event was preempted by a candlelit vigil in memory of the four Jewish worshipers murdered in Jerusalem as well as Druze policeman who died defending them. As a personal friend of two of the victims, David Olesker was invited to light one of the five candles.

Oct 12, ’14 Greece

A lightening trip across the Mediterranean brought David Olesker to the Athens Jewish community for a presentation on Israel advocacy skills.


Jan 26 – 31, ’14 UK

David Olesker was on campus in York and Greenwich University and with the students of Hasmonean Girls high school.

Feb 2 – Feb 12, ’14 North America

David Olesker was in:

  • Elizabeth, NJ for the students of RTMA and Bruria high schools.
  • State College, PA for students from around the region for an Israel Leadership Shabbaton at Penn State.
  • Nashville, TN for a range of events for students and community members organized by the JCRC.
  • Seattle, WA to speak to Jewish teens at the NYHS and through NCSY.

Feb 14 – 16, ’14 Germany

David Olesker spoke to German Jewish students at the Jugendkongress “Must Go” organized by the Zentralwohlfahrtsstelle der Juden in Deutshland.


April 8 – 25 North America and UK

David Olesker was in San Antonio, TX for the local Jewish Community Relations Council, Kent OH for Golden Flashes for Israel, the pro Israel group at Kent State University, Monsey, NY for the young ladies of the Ateres Bais Yaakov high school, and Los Angeles CA for a special training session with a select group of community activists. In the UK he spoke to Jewish student societies at St. Andrew’s University and Edinburgh University in Scotland.

January 14 – 30 North America and UK

David Olesker was in Miami, FL for the local Jewish Community Relations Council, Skokie Il. for the Hebrew Theological College (Skokie Yeshivah), Atlanta GA for Emory Students for Israel, Toronto ON for Bnai Brith and London UK for students at Yevneh and Hasmonean Girls high schools.

November 2012 – UK

David Olesker was in London on October 30 at the Bushey United Hebrew Congregation. You can see what he had to say here.

On November 4 he was in Belfast, Northern Ireland running an Israel advocacy masterclass for Northern Ireland Friends of Israel.


April 2012 –North America

From April 19 through 26 David Olesker was in North America speaking in Washington DC and San Francisco.

March 2012 –North America

From March 15 through 26 David Olesker was in North America speaking in New York and Flint MI.

January 2012 –North America

A lightning visit to Cornell.

November 2011 – North America

From November 6 through November 21, David Olesker was in North America speaking in Ithaca NY, Austin TX, Champaign IL, Toronto Ontario, New York NY (at YU and Baruch College), Boca Raton FL, Gainesville FL, and Santa Cruz CA.

August-September 2011 – South Africa

From August 29 through September 6, David Olesker was in South Africa speaking in Port Elizabeth, Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban.


Tours for 2010 to 2011 included:

October 5 – October 21 Australia and New Zealand

November 19 – November 17 North America

February 6 – February 17 North America

February 27 – March 16 UK

April 3 – April 12 North America