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


The Chaverim M'Israel (Friends From Israel) program brings two 18-year-old Israelis to Cincinnati from our partner city, Netanya, Israel. These teens have chosen to defer their Israeli Defense Forces service and come to Cincinnati for a year of community service. Through interaction and education in schools and other community events, these young emissaries help Cincinnatians form an increased awareness of and a connection with the land, culture, and people of Israel.



Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Chaverim M'Israel program is suspended for the 2020-2021 year.


In a typical year, the Chaverim M'Israel are available to come to schools and other community groups for a one-time visit or on a more regular basis. A full curriculum of lessons about Israel is also available.

To learn more about the program or schedule a visit from the Chaverim M'Israel contact:


Community Building Associate | 513-985-2962