As a result of this unprecedented investment, more than half of the Cincinnati Jewish community (52%) have traveled to Israel, a much higher percentage than the national Jewish communal average (35%). The impact of this is clear in the results of the 2008 Cincinnati Jewish community study, which found that the majority of young respondents stated that they feel a close identification with the State of Israel, feel a close a connection with the Jewish people, and are better advocates for Israel. Overall, the percentage of young Jews in Cincinnati who reported being very emotionally connected to Israel (42%) was much higher than for other age groups (32%).

 

The Cincinnati Jewish community and the beneficiaries of this initiative are grateful for the vision and leadership demonstrated by the original trustees of The Jewish Foundation of Cincinnati.