Ezra Katz


School – Kent State University

Graduation Year – 2019

Why are you excited to judge a pro-Israel meme competition?

I am addicted to Israel advocacy and memes, so to say I am excited to judge pro-Israel memes would be an understatement! If I’m not swiping right on JSwipe, I’m swiping through Israel memes, so I’m really excited to see all the amazing memes that come out of this.

Why did you want to be a judge for this competition?

I wanted to be a judge because I think memes are extremely undervalued. While some see pictures that provoke a chuckle, I see a genius way to communicate culture and ideas. Too often, we overlook the ability memes to simply, yet effectively communicate an idea. As Israel advocates, we must take advantage of such a concept so our message can win.

What are you looking to get out of being a judge for the pro-Israel meme competition?

Like I said before, memes have the ability to communicate ideas and culture in an extremely effective yet simple manner. I think that the memes in this competition will spark some great dialogue, and I’m really excited for that.