Brother Logan Fraigun (UC Riverside, 2025)

According to the author John C. Maxwell, “A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.” AEPi is proud of our undergraduate Brothers who have led the way since the tragedies of October 7 in Israel. Brother Logan Fraigun (UC Riverside, 2025) recently provided one such leadership example at a Riverside (California) City Council.

Brother Fraigun, a political science major from the Los Angeles area, has always considered himself to be an active supporter of Israel. “I try to be an active member of the Jewish community. I’m on the Hillel board and have been to Israel twice. I served as the Chi Rho chapter’s scribe, too. It feels like I spend a lot of time now trying to get people to understand the truth about Israel,” he said.

“There aren’t a lot of Jews at our school and both Hillel and Chabad have struggled to find people and supporters. There have been some anti-Israel demonstrations since October 7 and those people have been very vocal. Obviously, as Jews we try to be vocal but not quite as invasive.”

The Riverside City Council was set to consider a resolution last week calling for the support of a ceasefire in Gaza. “Calling for a ceasefire that did not call for a return of the hostages and the removal of Hamas is wrong,” said Brother Fraigun.

When AEPi Regional Director Noah Levinson and a representative from the Israel on Campus Coalition (ICC) called and asked him to go to the City Council meeting and speak in opposition to the resolution, Brother Fraigun stepped up.

“I’ve never done anything like this, but I felt like I had to do it,” he said. “I was the first pro-Israel speaker and the meeting lasted like five hours. When I spoke, I was interrupted a few times by some in the audience, but I stayed strong and stuck through it.”

“AEPi has inspired me to be more proud of being Jewish. My fraternity has inspired me to really take a public stand on this issue.”

After five hours of speeches, the resolution did not pass in Riverside. “We need to keep doing more pro-Israel programs on campus and in the community so we can educate people and don’t have to keep dealing with this. I know that AEPi is prepared to do it.”