The Israel Center of the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati and our Israeli emissaries sustain and strengthen connections between Cincinnati and Israel through Israel travel, education, and advocacy. The Israel Center's advocacy work is done in partnership with the Jewish Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati.

  • MAYERSON JCC JEWISH & ISRAELI FILM FESTIVAL

    Featuring twelve award winning films in five venues across Cincinnati throughout the month of February, this much-anticipated festival features guest speakers and the best of indie and Israeli films on themes of love, family, loss, memory, and triumph.

    Featuring twelve award winning films in five venues across Cincinnati throughout the month of February, this much-anticipated festival features guest speakers and the best of indie and Israeli films on themes of love, family, loss, memory, and triumph.

    Featuring twelve award winning films in five venues across Cincinnati throughout the month of February, this much-anticipated festival features guest speakers and the best of indie and Israeli film...

    Featuring twelve award winning films in five venues across Cincinnati throughout the month of February, this much-anticipated f...

    Featuring twelve award winning films in five venues across Cincinnati throughout the mo...

    Featuring twelve award winning films in five venues acros...

    Featuring twelve award winning f...

    Featuring twelve award...

  • MAYERSON JCC ISRAELI DANCE CLASSES

    Dancing for everyone! People of every skill level are encouraged to join the class and enjoy authentic, high energy Israeli folk dancing.

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    Dancing for everyone! People of every skill level are encouraged to join the class and enjoy authentic, high energy Israeli folk dancing.

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    Dancing for everyone! People of every skill level are encouraged to join the class and enjoy authentic, high energy Israeli folk dancing.

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    Dancing for everyone! People of every skill level are encouraged to join the class and enjoy authentic, high energy ...

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  • MY ISRAEL STORY

    A series of talks that feature local members of our community and their personal connections to Israel. Each talk will be at the speakers respective congregation.

    A series of talks that feature local members of our community and their personal connections to Israel. Each talk will be at the speakers respective congregation.

    A series of talks that feature local members of our community and their personal connections to Israel. Each talk will be at the speakers respective congregation.

    A series of talks that feature local members of our community and their personal connections to Israel. Each talk will be at t...

    A series of talks that feature local members of our community and their personal conne...

    A series of talks that feature local members of our comm...

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    A series of talks that...

  • YOM HASHOAH COMMEMORATION

    On Sunday, April 23, join us for a moving commemoration to remember the six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust and honor the survivors.

    On Sunday, April 23, join us for a moving commemoration to remember the six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust and honor the survivors.

    On Sunday, April 23, join us for a moving commemoration to remember the six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust and honor the survivors.

    On Sunday, April 23, join us for a moving commemoration to remember the six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust and honor t...

    On Sunday, April 23, join us for a moving commemoration to remember the six million Jew...

    On Sunday, April 23, join us for a moving commemoration t...

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  • ISRAEL TRAVEL GRANTS

    For Cincinnati teens and young adults, a life-changing trip to Israel has never been so easy and affordable, thanks to thousands of dollars in grant money provided by The Jewish Foundation of Cincinnati and personalized trip coordination by Cincy Journeys.

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    For Cincinnati teens and young adults, a life-changing trip to Israel has never been so easy and affordable, thanks to thousands of dollars in grant money provided by The Jewish Foundation of Cincinnati and personalized trip coordination by Cincy Journeys.

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    For Cincinnati teens and young adults, a life-changing trip to Israel has never been so easy and affordable, thanks to thousands of dollars in grant money provided by The Jewish Foundati...

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    For Cincinnati teens and young adults, a life-changing trip to Israel has never been so easy and affordable, thanks ...

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  • MAYERSON JCC Yom HaZikaron, April 30, 2017

    Remember and honor those who gave their lives in defense of the State of Israel. We will pay respects to fallen soldiers and victims of terror.

    Remember and honor those who gave their lives in defense of the State of Israel. We will pay respects to fallen soldiers and victims of terror.

    Remember and honor those who gave their lives in defense of the State of Israel. We will pay respects to fallen soldiers and victims of terror.

    Remember and honor those who gave their lives in defense of the State of Israel. We will pay respects to fallen soldiers and vi...

    Remember and honor those who gave their lives in defense of the State of Israel. We wil...

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    Remember and honor those who gav...

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  • ISRAELITY 2017

    Social innovators give firsthand accounts of life an an unknown and unshown Israel—their personal ISRAELITYs. Join us for this series of open dialogues that will help you rethink your definition of reality in Israel. This year's theme is "Coexistence: Building Israel's Shared Society."

    Social innovators give firsthand accounts of life an an unknown and unshown Israel—their personal ISRAELITYs. Join us for this series of open dialogues that will help you rethink your definition of reality in Israel. This year's theme is "Coexistence: Building Israel's Shared Society."

    Social innovators give firsthand accounts of life an an unknown and unshown Israel—their personal ISRAELITYs. Join us for this series of open dialogues that will help you rethink your definition ...

    Social innovators give firsthand accounts of life an an unknown and unshown Israel—their personal ISRAELITYs. Join us for thi...

    Social innovators give firsthand accounts of life an an unknown and unshown Israel—th...

    Social innovators give firsthand accounts of life an an u...

    Social innovators give firsthand...

    Social innovators give...

  • MAYERSON JCC YOM HAATZMAUT CELEBRATION, MAY 1, 2017

    Enjoy a day of family fun for all ages. The J’s Independence Day celebration includes delicious Israeli food, arts and crafts, games and more!

    Enjoy a day of family fun for all ages. The J’s Independence Day celebration includes delicious Israeli food, arts and crafts, games and more!

    Enjoy a day of family fun for all ages. The J’s Independence Day celebration includes delicious Israeli food, arts and crafts, games and more!

    Enjoy a day of family fun for all ages. The J’s Independence Day celebration includes delicious Israeli food, arts and crafts...

    Enjoy a day of family fun for all ages. The J’s Independence Day celebration includes...

    Enjoy a day of family fun for all ages. The J’s Indepen...

    Enjoy a day of family fun for al...

    Enjoy a day of family ...

Our Israeli emissaries (shlichim) work to create and strengthen relationships between Cincinnati and Israel. They educate both the Jewish and non-Jewish communities about Israel and also advocate for Israel’s right to exist. They engage with our local agencies, congregations, day schools, camps, and The Mayerson JCC to create programs and activities that connect us with Israel. Learn More >

 

 

  • Maia Morag

    Our community shlicha (emissary from Israel), Maia Morag, arrived in Cincinnati in the Fall of 2014. Prior to her arrival, Maia worked in the educational field in Israel addressing ways to enhance Israelis’ Jewish identity. “I feel my shlichut in Cincinnati is an opportunity for me to better understand the diverse ways that American Jews practice Judaism, and it allows me to view and share Israel Israel from a different perspective as well.””

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    Our community shlicha (emissary from Israel), Maia Morag, arrived in Cincinnati in the Fall of 2014. Prior to her arrival, Maia worked in the educational field in Israel addressing ways to enhance Israelis’ Jewish identity. “I feel my shlichut in Cincinnati is an opportunity for me to better understand the diverse ways that American Jews practice Judaism, and it allows me to view and share Israel Israel from a different perspective as well.””

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  • Noga Maliniak

    Noga Maliniak (a former Cincinnati shlicha) is now our community's representative in Israel. With Noga’s deep understanding of Israel's social, cultural, and religious landscape and her extensive knowledge of our community, she plays a critical role in connecting the Cincinnati community with Israel through special delegations, funding opportunities, and by expanding business-to-business connections.

    Noga Maliniak (a former Cincinnati shlicha) is now our community's representative in Israel. With Noga’s deep understanding of Israel's social, cultural, and religious landscape and her extensive knowledge of our community, she plays a critical role in connecting the Cincinnati community with Israel through special delegations, funding opportunities, and by expanding business-to-business connections.

  • Hadas Silver

    Hadas majored in plastic arts and design at Ort Guttman High School. An 18-year-old Netanya native, Hadas has been active in “Krembo Wings,” a youth movement that brings together young people and peers who have special needs. She was the program’s Netanya coordinator for the last two years, and she’s been an Israeli scout since she was in fourth grade. Hadas says, “I am so excited to be coming to Cincinnati to meet all of you. I feel so lucky to have a chance to get to know this warm community.”

    Hadas majored in plastic arts and design at Ort Guttman High School. An 18-year-old Netanya native, Hadas has been active in “Krembo Wings,” a youth movement that brings together young people and peers who have special needs. She was the program’s Netanya coordinator for the last two years, and she’s been an Israeli scout since she was in fourth grade. Hadas says, “I am so excited to be coming to Cincinnati to meet all of you. I feel so lucky to have a chance to get to know this war...

  • Rotem Ben-LuLu

    Originally from Metula a small town in the norther board of Israel, Rotem is currently the Israel fellow at Cincinnati Hillel. She plans Israeli educational and cultural programs for the university students. She also assists students who participate in Israel experiences such as Birthright, internships or study abroad programs in Israel. Rotem has a BA in Education and Political Science and a teaching certificate from Tel Aviv University.

    Originally from Metula a small town in the norther board of Israel, Rotem is currently the Israel fellow at Cincinnati Hillel. She plans Israeli educational and cultural programs for the university students. She also assists students who participate in Israel experiences such as Birthright, internships or study abroad programs in Israel. Rotem has a BA in Education and Political Science and a teaching certificate from Tel Aviv University.

  • Alon Peretz

    Alon is a graduate of Moshe Sharet High School, where he studied Talmud, psychology, and economics. A Netanya native, 18-year-old Alon has two older brothers, and he enjoys playing basketball, hiking and playing the guitar. When he returns to Israel, he will start his IDF service in Israel’s Navy. Alon says, “my dream for the following year is to make Cincinnati my new home, my second home, because I believe that in partnership, each side has the ability to feel at home with the other one.”

    Alon is a graduate of Moshe Sharet High School, where he studied Talmud, psychology, and economics. A Netanya native, 18-year-old Alon has two older brothers, and he enjoys playing basketball, hiking and playing the guitar. When he returns to Israel, he will start his IDF service in Israel’s Navy. Alon says, “my dream for the following year is to make Cincinnati my new home, my second home, because I believe that in partnership, each side has the ability to feel at home with the other on...

  • Hila Katz

    Hila is currently the Israel fellow at Miami university, coming from a town called Petah-Tikva in central Israel. Her role in Hillel is to help the entire campus as well as Oxford community become more familiar with the land, culture and people of Israel. While working with Jewish and non-Jewish students, she helps them create and execute different cultural and educational programs on campus. Hila has a BA in Sociology-Anthropology and Political Science from the Hebrew university in Jerusalem.

    Hila is currently the Israel fellow at Miami university, coming from a town called Petah-Tikva in central Israel. Her role in Hillel is to help the entire campus as well as Oxford community become more familiar with the land, culture and people of Israel. While working with Jewish and non-Jewish students, she helps them create and execute different cultural and educational programs on campus. Hila has a BA in Sociology-Anthropology and Political Science from the Hebrew university in Jerusalem.

Hila can be reached at Hilak@muhillel.org.