3 Ways to Travel to Israel Right Now

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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!


Explore Israel’s most remarkable tourist destinations and beyond on a FREE 10-day trip with fellow Jewish Clevelanders, ages 22-26. This trip is a gift from Taglit-Birthright Israel with additional support from the Jewish Federation of Cleveland. For more information contact Hannah Giterman at hgiterman@jcfcleve.org or 216-593-2872.


Apply now for an 8-week summer internship in Tel Aviv for $550 plus airfare that provides real-life work experiences for juniors, seniors, and recent college grads. The Onward Israel program is heavily subsidized by the Jewish Agency and the Jewish Federation of Cleveland. It is organized by Career Israel of the Israel Experience, Inc. For more information contact Rivki Ebner at rebner@jcfcleve.org or 216-593-2921.


Jewish Clevelanders in their 20s, 30s, and 40s are invited to travel with the Jewish Federation of Cleveland’s Young Leadership Division (YLD). Experience Israel’s vibrant arts and culture scene, learn about innovative technology, network with leaders in the nation’s up and coming industries, taste the flavors of the country, and more. For more information contact Leah Markowicz at lmarkowicz@jcfcleve.org or 216-593-2905.

The YLD Weinberg Mission to Israel is generously supported by Penni & Steve Weinberg.

All participants will be asked to make a voluntary minimum gift of $1,000 to the Federation’s annual Campaign for Jewish Needs.

Pursuant to the Internal Revenue Code, the amount of payments that may be claimed as a charitable contribution are reduced by the fair market value of benefits deemed to have been received by the contributor. The cost of the mission is the fair market value of the mission, and, as a general rule, is not deductible as a charitable gift. In addition, as a general rule, the value of any subsidy received represents a benefit, which must be subtracted from the amount of payments made by the donor in determining the allowable charitable deduction. Jewish Federation of Cleveland does not render tax or legal advice; this statement of general principles should be reviewed with your own tax preparer.

This story was updated January 23, 2019.

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