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Lessons from Israel

By: Ben Ruskin

Ben Ruskin is a Junior at Sycamore High School in Cincinnati. He travelled to Israel last summer using a Cincy Journeys high school Israel travel grant and spent three weeks on BBYO’s Israel Journey.

My trip to Israel was unlike any other travel experience that I have been…

The Holy Land’s Impact: Why You Should Let Israel Leave Its Mark

By Ricky Mulvey

Ricky Mulvey is a sophomore at Ohio State majoring in finance and minoring in Arabic. Last summer, he interned for Newshound, an international news agency, as part of the Onward Israel internship program. 

“No, no, no” I explained. “I’m not yelling at him, I am jus…

High School Student Experiences Israel Travel Thanks to Cincy Journeys

We love hearing from Cincy Journeys alumni about their experiences! Many thanks to Shayna Peromsik, a Cincy Journeys grant recipient, for sharing her reflections on her life-changing trip to Israel.

I just wanted to thank the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati and Jewish Foundation for sendin…

Guest Post: The Secret Ingredient of Summer Camp Magic

By Benjamin Kramarz
Originally published on eJewish Philanthropy
Image: URJ Camp Eisner, summer 2015; courtesy.​

Ask children why they love camp and they will likely tell you that they love the fun activities, making new friends, or singing their cabin cheer really loudly in the dining ha…

Post-Trip Meeting: High School Israel Travelers Use Cincy Journeys Grants

On Friday, September 25, student travelers now in 11th and 12th grade departed from the Mayerson JCC to spend Shabbat together at Camp Livingston. Thanks to the generosity of The Jewish Foundation of Cincinnati, 86 high school students had the opportunity to travel to Israel this past summer…