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01/22/2020

Reporting on & Advocating for Israel

Tags: Federation, Israel, Israel & Overseas, College, Onward, Overseas, CRC

Reporting on & Advocating for Israel

The experience of participating in Onward Israel helped Naomi to be able to combat BDS on her college campus as well as land a job in the field.

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12/14/2018

From Puerto Rico to Cleveland to Israel

Tags: Federation, Israel, Overseas, Young Adults, Onward

From Puerto Rico to Cleveland to Israel

Like most college freshmen, Alejandra Fishman arrived on the campus of Kent State University feeling equal parts excited and nervous. The native of Puerto Rico chose Kent State University to study at the Shannon Rodgers and Jerry Silverman School of Fashion Design and Merchandising. Moving to Northeast Ohio for college was a change for her, but it felt like home immediately after stepping on campus.

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01/10/2018

Hitting a Home Run in Israel

Tags: Federation, Israel, Overseas, Young Adults, Onward

Hitting a Home Run in Israel

There are two things in my life that define me – my Jewishness and baseball. I was born and raised in Jewish Cleveland and the values of Judaism were instilled in me from a very young age – from synagogue, Sunday School, Jewish Day Camps, BBYO, and activities at the Mandel JCC. Jewish Cleveland is everything to me – as is playing baseball. I’ve put so much into being able to play my entire life, including in college.

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06/14/2017

The Internship of a Lifetime

Tags: Onward, Federation, Blog, Young Adult, Israel, Overseas

 The Internship of a Lifetime

For the next eight weeks, 43 Jewish Cleveland college students and recent grads will have the experience of a lifetime! That’s because they’re spending the summer interning in Tel Aviv as part of Onward Israel, a program funded through I-Connect, an initiative of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland.

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08/31/2016

Sammie's Internship with Onward Israel

Tags: Onward, Federation, Blog, Young Adult, Israel, Overseas

Sammie's Internship with Onward Israel

Hi, my name is Sammie Jacobs. I was born and raised in Beachwood, and will be a Senior at Case Western Reserve University this fall. I participated on Onward Israel this past summer, and was one of 42 Clevelanders who went on Onward this year.

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08/23/2016

Sammie's Onward Israel Experience

Tags: Onward, Federation, Blog, Young Adult, Israel, Overseas

Sammie's Onward Israel Experience

Hi, my name is Sammie Jacobs. I was born and raised in Beachwood, and will be a Senior at Case Western Reserve University this fall. I participated on Onward Israel this past summer, and was one of 42 Clevelanders who went on Onward this year.

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07/21/2016

Nathan's Onward Israel Experience

Tags: Onward, Israel, Overseas, Young Adults, I-connect, Federation

Nathan's Onward Israel Experience

Meet Nathan. He's been to Israel before, but he’s ready to go back again – this time, for the entire summer! Nathan is a participant with Onward Israel Cleveland, an 8-week program where students ages 20-25 live and intern in Tel Aviv. Follow Nathan's journey on this blog, and to learn more about all Israel opportunities, visit our I-Connect Page.

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11/17/2015

Benji’s Onward Israeli Experience

Tags: Federation, Onward, Israel, Overseas, Young Adults, Women, Blog, I-connect

Hi, I’m Benji. I am an alumni of Orange High School in Pepper Pike. Before graduating from Emory University with a degree in Computer Science, I spent the summer as an Onward Israel Cleveland participant, interning at Tel Aviv’s finest algorithm-trading company.

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08/05/2015

Alyssa's Onward Israel Experience

Tags: Onward, Israel, Overseas, Young Adults, Women, I-connect, Federation

Alyssa's Onward Israel Experience

Meet Alyssa. She’s been to Israel before, but she’s ready to go back again – this time, for the entire summer! Alyssa is a participant with Onward Israel Cleveland, an 8-week program where students ages 20-25 live and intern in Tel Aviv. Follow Alyssa’s journey on this blog each week, and to learn more about all Israel opportunities, visit our I-Connect Page.

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07/28/2015

Next Generation Strengthens Jewish CLE

Tags: Divrei Torah, Onward, Israel, Partner, Young Adults, Blog

Moses never entered the Promised Land, but I’m a lucky Jewish kid from Cleveland, so I was able to.

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