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    11th of August 2017

    Onward Israel Week 8

    This post first appeared on Cincy Journeys. 40 hours later and we finally made it back to Cincinnati! What would our returning travel experience be without (another) flight cancellation and night spent in a Newark hotel? For our last post, we will be reflecting on our individual experiences with Onward Israel this summer. Andrea: Six months […]


    7th of August 2017

    Emily: Onward Participant Spotlight

    This post first appeared on JewishCleveland.org. My name is Emily Friedman and I am interning [through Onward Israel] at the startup Daystage. I can honestly say that living in Tel Aviv for the past two months has been the happiest two months of my life. There is something about this city and the people in […]


    6th of August 2017

    Connecting with the Country

    This post first appeared on Israel Campus Roundtable. As I reflect upon all the adventures I’ve had, I also think about all I was able to learn in the process. At my internship, I had the opportunity to learn about my field, chemical engineering, and the world of petrochemicals. Just last week I had the […]


    4th of August 2017

    Abby: Onward Participant Spotlight

    This post first appeared on JewishCleveland.org. Hi! My name is Abby Nikiforovs and I am a rising senior at the Ohio State University, studying International Relations and Diplomacy and Hebrew. This summer, I am interning [through Onward Israel] at a documentary film development company called Greenhouse. Each year, the program helps first and second time […]


    3rd of August 2017

    Life in Jerusalem

    This post first appeared on Israel Campus Roundtable. Just as it was challenging to adjust to Israeli culture two months ago, I know it won’t be easy to readjust to life in New Jersey. I’ve grown accustomed to the convenience of city life, to the peace and quiet of Jerusalem Shabbatot, to sunny days and […]


    2nd of August 2017

    Onward Israel Week 7

    This post first appeared on Cincy Journeys. This week marked our last official week of work… it feels so weird to say that out loud. This was a work week full of goodbyes and lots of thank you celebrations from our coworkers and bosses for our hard work at their companies this summer. This week, […]


    28th of July 2017

    Personal Growth

    This post first appeared on Israel Campus Roundtable. These past two weeks were filled with activities and emotions. With two conferences – Back to Campus Day and Connections Day, we were able to talk through what we can do to keep this amazing experience this summer alive, and take what we have learned here with […]


    25th of July 2017

    Roots in the West Bank

    This post first appeared on Israel Campus Roundtable. The past two weeks in Israel have been an unpredictable whirlwind, which I am slowly getting accustomed to. My internship at the Jerusalem Post is going well – I got to shadow the Knesset reporter one day, and we even got to hear the Prime Minister speak […]


    24th of July 2017

    Onward Israel Week 6

    This post first appeared on Cincy Journeys. Welcome back! To begin this week, we have a special, double intern spotlight featuring Jake and Josh Young, who will share their experiences working in computer science. Name: Jake (Fronc) Young University: Duke University The company home to Jake’s internship, Weissbeerger, is a fast-growing startup taking the beverage analytics industry […]


    22nd of July 2017

    Israeli Pride in a Land of Contrasts

    This post first appeared on Israel Campus Roundtable. ​As I enter the Carmel Olefins warehouse where I’m working this summer I am confronted with a sea of white bags spread out as far as the eye can see in the background. Each bag contains 25 kilograms of polyethylene or polypropylene and are proudly labeled “Made […]