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High School Trip to Israel Cincinnati Teen's Jewish 'Rite of Passage'

By Sydney Weiss

Sydney Weiss is a junior at Sycamore High School in Cincinnati. She traveled to Israel last summer using a Cincy Journeys high school Israel travel grant and spent four weeks on BBYO’s Central Europe and Israel Journey.

I have wanted to travel to Israel since before I…

No Restrictions on the Trip of a Lifetime: Alex’s Story

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A family finds Israel accessible to people living with disabilities who want to go to the Holy Land. 

By Yvonne Keller

“Alex always said it—next year in Jerusalem,” said Ariel Weiss, one of Cincinnati native Alex Heldman’s best f…

Once in a Lifetime Experience: Registration Open 2018 March of the Living

With a Cincy Journeys grant of up to $6,500 to travel to Israel, high school seniors can explore their Jewish heritage through a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Registrations are now open for the 2018 March of the Living, a trip that sends Jewish high school seniors to Poland on Yom HaShoah…

Israel Trip Inspires Jewish Connections

This summer, rising Junior at Atara Girls High School, Sarit Benzaquen traveled to Israel on a Bnos Machanayim International trip. She had the summer of her life and passed along her heartfelt thanks to Karyn Zimerman, Grant Manager of Cincy Journeys, for providing the grant that allowed…

Onward Israel 2017: Week 8

Shalom Cincinnati, 40 hours later and we finally made it back to Cincinnati! What would our returning travel experience be without (another) flight cancellation and night spent in a Newark hotel? For our last post, we will be reflecting on our individual experiences with Onward this…