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 diaspora. The Cincy Fellow is part of the Israel Teaching Fellows MASA 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 ways Americans practice Judaism.
As part of the Camp Livingston's summer Israel experience, American teens reconnect with their Israeli teen peers who had previously been campers at Livingston and experience Israel through and with their peers. The Israeli teens host their American camp friends in our partnership city of Netanya.
Each year, Cincinnati runs its own March of the Living (MOTL) trip in the spring. During the trip, Netanya peers host Cincinnati teen visitors for a special day in Netanya during Yom HaZikaron and Yom HaAtzmaut.
This college internship program brings Cincinnati students to Israel for eight weeks during the summer. During this time in Israel, Netanya young adults host the visiting Cincinnati college students and host a Shabbaton. They also join the Cincinnati delegation for a separate Shabbat dinner in Tel Aviv.
This programs connects Cincinnati young adults who are in Israel on long-term programs, Lone Soldiers, and Olim, with "hosts" in Netanya. The process includes inviting these Cincinnatians to Netanya for Shabbat dinners, getting together for coffee or enjoying a local bar, or simply providing support and answering questions. The goal is to initiate a bond with an Israeli family or peer, and to create a permanent Netanya host family for the Cincinnati visitor.
Director of Youth Israel Experiences
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