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Camp Livingston Holds Special Place in Heart for Cincinnati Mom, Daughter

“From the day Addison was born, I knew she would go to Camp Livingston,” her mom Ilene Howard said. This summer, 10-year-old Addison will return for a third summer at camp, guitar in hand, eager to reconnect with her friends. “Going back there to visit each summer, I’m like a…

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 can…

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 friends…

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…