Alan Schneider, Director of the B’nai B’rith World Center, accompanied Gilad to an event that took place in London in November 2012 with the participation of 200 young Jews from across Europe. “I turned to his father who provided us with direct contact information to Gilad. We spoke and he agreed. It was not a fundraising event,” Schneider said. “I had the impression that he accepted our invitation out of personal curiosity and also perhaps because of a sense of obligation in light of the support he received. He was interested in meeting young Jews his age and to be exposed to the realities of his peers in Europe..."