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Something for Everyone: The Many Faces of Overnight Jewish Camping

The Foundation for Jewish Camp (FJC) supports more than 150 nonprofit, mission-driven Jewish overnight camps across North America. All of these camps have a mission rooted in Jewish values, celebrate Shabbat in some manner, and instill a love of Israel in campers.

Onward and Upward: A Case for Interning in Israel

By Nicole Palatchi

Nicole Palatchi is a sophomore at Ohio State University majoring in marketing. Last summer, she interned for Bringg, a web and mobile-based platform for managing deliveries, as part of the Onward Israel internship program. 

The Onward Israel experience was an amazing tw…

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…