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Living on Kibbutz Harduf Changed my Life

By Rachael Kartal Rachael Kartal went to Israel when she was in high school, then returned in 2012 as a nanny for a Cincinnati family. Violence during Operation Pillar of Defense necessitated her return to Cincinnati but that did not deter her from wanting to go back, and to live on a…

Guest Post: Onward Israel Receives $8 Million to Expand Israel Experiences

Onward Israel, which has engaged more than 4,200 young adults in multi-week, immersive, resumé-building experiences in Israel, has received an $8 million investment from the San Francisco-based Jim Joseph Foundation to expand its programs and engage even more participants. A portion of the…

Loving the Journey: Cincy Journeys molds Jewish leaders

Today’s youth are tomorrow’s leaders. Cincy Journeys helps every Cincinnati Jewish child attend overnight Jewish camp and every Cincinnati Jewish young adult travel and learn in Israel. Cincy Journeys, which is managed by the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati and funded by the Jewish…

Overnight Camp IN Israel—how one Jewish journey is the best of both worlds

When Marlene Ostrow asked her 15 year-old-daughter, Rena Lenchitz, if she wanted to come along on this past summer’s 2016 Cincinnati Congregation and Community Israel Mission, she was expecting a resounding “yes!” Instead, “She said no,” remembers Ostrow. But not because she…

March of the Living : Why We Walk

Managed by the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati and funded by The Jewish Foundation of Cincinnati, Cincy Journeys high school Israel travel grants change lives—take it from the teens who traveled on March of the Living, a trip that sends Jewish high school seniors to Poland on Yom HaShoah…