Ambassador Spotlight: Sarah Winkelman

Birthday: October 27, 1997

Hometown: Chicago, Illinois

University: Arizona State University

Major: Political science and global studies; minors in political thought and leadership and international studies

What’s your favorite ISRAEL21c article and why?

Send a thank-you to Israeli disaster volunteers

A 3-year-old girl named Lea drew this map for Israeli rescue workers in Mexico City. Photo via Israeli Foreign Ministry

I love this article because I was so passionate about this project! The ISRAEL21c hackathon was one of the most amazing events I have ever been to. I learned so much, and my team created a website in just 12 hours. We sent hundreds of letters to the volunteers that helped all over the world.

What’s your favorite part about being a digital ambassador?

Getting to spread the positivity about Israel!

Sarah Winkelman against a Galilee vista. Photo: courtesy

Favorite Israeli song?

“Ihiye Beseder” by Cafe Shahor Hazak

What else are you passionate about?

I absolutely love traveling! My next big trip is to Barcelona for a “Sports & Politics” study abroad.

I am the president of Jewish Arizonans on Campus (JAC) at ASU. I am also the leader of Jewnity Coalition, a committee of all of the Jewish leaders on campus where our goal is to make a more collective presence of the Jewish community.

What’s your favorite thing to do in Israel?

Tzfat [Safed] is my favorite city in the world. I felt so connected and spiritual while I was there.

Sarah Winkelman in spiritual Safed, Israel. Photo: courtesy