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01/31/2020

Leaving Beit Shean with a Full Heart

Tags: Federation, Israel, Israel & Overseas, Beit Shean, Blogs, Education

Leaving Beit Shean with a Full Heart

Teaching English in Beit Shean, Israel proved to be an amazing and overwhelming experience for Sarah Marek - something that will stay with her for the rest of her life.

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01/23/2020

3 Ways to Travel to Israel Right Now

Tags: I-connect, Beit Shean, Israel, Overseas, Young Adults, Teens, Women

3 Ways to Travel to Israel Right Now

If you are a young Jewish Clevelander interested in Israel travel experiences, we have 3 great ways to get you to Israel this summer. Applications are being accepted now. Join us!

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01/15/2020

Five Questions with Dr. Maya Lugassi

Tags: Federation, Israel & Overseas, Overseas, Israel, Education, Beit Shean

Five Questions with Dr. Maya Lugassi

Dr. Maya Lugassi is the senior director of Pedagogy and Professional Development at Beit Yatziv, one of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland’s STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) educational partners in Israel. She recently traveled to Cleveland as part of a delegation of Israeli educators, administrators, and municipal leadership to learn from Cleveland STEM education experts on ways to further implement STEM curriculum in Israel’s geographic and socio-economic periphery, including Cleveland’s sister community of Beit Shean and the Valley of Springs.

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11/28/2018

Finding a Home Away from Home in Beit Shean

Tags: Federation, I-connect, Beit Shean, Israel, Overseas, Young Adults

Finding a Home Away from Home in Beit Shean

I first heard about the Masa Israel Teaching Fellowship (MITF) just before I graduated from Ohio University. Joining Hillel on campus was my first real Jewish experience; I felt a new sense of pride in myself and my heritage. That also pushed me onto the path I am now. After graduating, I reached out to the Federation and they encouraged me to participate in the program in Beit Shean, Cleveland’s sister city. I am so happy I did! It’s such a unique experience and to be able to live in Beit Shean – not many people get to do that.

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06/04/2018

Reflections from a Beit Shean Masa Israel Teaching Fellow

Tags: Federation, I-connect, Beit Shean, Israel, Overseas, Young Adults

Reflections from a Beit Shean Masa Israel Teaching Fellow

Jewish Clevelander Anna Lowenstein is spending 10 months in Cleveland's sister city of Beit Shean, teaching English to Israeli students through the "Masa Israel Teaching Fellows" program. Read an excerpt from her travel blog below:

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06/04/2018

A Day in the Life of a Masa Israel Teaching Fellow

Tags: I-connect, Beit Shean, Israel, Overseas, Young Adults

A Day in the Life of a Masa Israel Teaching Fellow

Jewish Clevelander Ali Hamilton shows us a full day at a Haifa, Israel public elementary school with footage of teaching, students, and school life. Ali is a Masa Israel Teaching Fellow, spending 10 months volnteering to teach English to Israeli students.

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12/19/2017

Israel's Channel 2 News Meets Masa Israel Teaching Fellows

Tags: Federation, I-connect, Beit Shean, Israel, Overseas, Young Adults

Israel's Channel 2 News Meets Masa Israel Teaching Fellows

Israel's Channel 2 News meets the Beit Shean Masa Israel Teaching Fellows! MITF is on a 10-month post-college volunteer program where exemplary college grads teach English to Israeli students.

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03/31/2016

Good Sportsmanship

Tags: Israel, PR, Teens, Beit Shean

Good Sportsmanship

For his mitzvah project, a Beachwood boy enlists help of local sports teams to cheer and support at-risk

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03/25/2016

Celebrating 20 Years with Beit Shean

Tags: Federation, Overseas, Israel, PR, Beit Shean

Celebrating 20 Years with Beit Shean

In 1995, a small group of people associated with the Jewish Federation of Cleveland went on a scouting mission to Israel. That weeklong trip turned into a 20-year partnership with Beit Shean and Valley of Springs, resulting in numerous new programs and initiatives and impacting thousands of people.

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03/14/2016

Celebrate 20 Years with Our Sister City

Tags: Federation, PR, Israel, Overseas, Beit Shean

Celebrate 20 Years with Our Sister City

CLEVELAND – The Jewish Federation of Cleveland is proud to announce a historic celebration marking a 20-year partnership with its sister city of Beit Shean and Valley of Springs, Israel. The event, Celebrate our Partnership, will explore the incredible impact Cleveland has had on its sister city and how residents from both communities have created personal, powerful bonds. All are invited to attend and experience the connection through live music by HaZamir: The International Jewish High School Choir, a theater performance by Playmakers Youth Theatre, stunning images from local photographers, plus speeches by public officials, honoring of past chairs, and more. The event takes place on March 30 at 7 p.m. at the Mandel Jewish Community Center (26001 S. Woodland Road, Beachwood).

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