Creating a person-to-person bond between Israel and Cincinnati. 

Through the Cincinnati Fellow in Israel program, an American young adult spends a year in our partnership city of Netanya, teaching Israelis about American culture and life as a Jew in the United States. The Cincy Fellow is part of the MASA Israel Teaching Fellows program, working with English classes at a junior high. In addition, the Cincy Fellow does outreach and education to people of all ages in the city of Netanya in order to expose Israelis to the full range of American pluralism. 

This year’s Cincy Fellow is Ezra Babcock.

  • Ezra Babcock

    Ezra, 23, is a recent graduate from the University of Cincinnati, where he majored in Electrical Engineering and minored in Mathematics. He grew up in Cincinnati and went to Walnut Hills. Ezra had a typical Jewish upbringing, which included Sunday School and a bar mitzvah at Beth Adam. He has been to Israel on a Birthright trip and through Onward Israel. He was also active in Jewish life on campus at UC, where he was involved with Cincinnati Hillel, Alpha Epsilon Pi, and the David Project.

Interested in becoming the next Cincy Fellow? 

Click here for more information and how to apply. 


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