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The Catalyst of Camp

By Karyn Zimerman, Cincy Journeys Grants Manager, Jewish Federation of Cincinnati

Jeff Schlaeger is the first to admit that his upbringing was “Jew-ish.” 

“I really had no clue at all. We lit candles at Hanukkah. We sort of did Passover,” Jeff says. “We took the day off for Yom …

Guest Post: 2 college students from area intern in Israel

By Lisa Knodel, Contributing Writer Originally published in Today's Pulse of Warren County Two Warren County college students spent two months this summer as interns in Israel. Mason High School graduate Josh Greenfield and Kings High School graduate Matt Liebowitz were part of a…

Onward Israel: Week Seven

It was a Friday afternoon and Shabbat was in the air. Bakers were setting out their freshly baked bread, shoppers were rushing to buy their last ingredients for Shabbat dinner, friends were headed to the beach and to local cafes for happy hour, and American tourists were watching in…

Guest Post: Eli Zawatsky experiences the March of the Living

By Karli Wood, Mayerson JCC
Originally published by American Israelite
Image: Mayerson JCC, courtesy

On May 1, 25 Cincinnati high schoolers left the U.S. for a transformative trip to Poland and Israel. One of those 2016 Cincinnati delegation participants was Eli Zawatsky. Eli and the res…

Onward Israel: Week Six

By Gabrielle Peck I looked out and there were rolling hills with wine vineyards as far as the eye could see. A refreshing mountain breeze made 90 degrees and sunny feel like a pleasant fall afternoon (I’m sure this sounds better than the 95 degree stormy weather in Cincinnati). Behind…