Women Meeting Women, Forging Connections – Jewish Federation of Cleveland’s Professional Women’s Mission to Israel

August 23, 2012 at 2:10 pm | Posted in Stories from Israel | Leave a comment

This past June, 12 women from Cleveland’s Jewish community participated in the Jewish Federation of Cleveland’s first Professional Women’s Mission to Israel. The week-long trip was the first mission from Cleveland to bring professional women together. The itinerary included visits with Israeli professional women such as Ester Levanon, CEO of the Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange and also several cultural excursions.

While visiting Israel’s Supreme Court building, the women gained a taste of the complexity of Israeli life. Sitting in briefly on a Supreme Court hearing, the group learned of a five-year-old boy living in the Gaza strip who wanted to visit his father in the West Bank, a domestic situation showcasing the political complexities of Israeli life. The group of women was well suited to the tour and subsequent discussion. Top professionals in their field, entrepreneurs and executives, the twelve women engaged with the subject material directly and thoughtfully. Continue Reading Women Meeting Women, Forging Connections – Jewish Federation of Cleveland’s Professional Women’s Mission to Israel…

Shalom from Onward Israel

July 20, 2012 at 1:26 pm | Posted in Stories from Israel | Leave a comment
Onward, Interns!

Clevelanders joined a gleaning project and picked over 2,400 onions, that will be able to feed over 400 hungry families.

Clevelanders are having some amazing experiences as part of their Onward Israel summer internship program! They are engaged in cultural immersion projects and volunteer opportunities, and building their professional resumes with a wide range of work placements. Below are two powerful testimonials from current participants – find out how Onward can be a life-changer! You can also find out more about the many different options for young people to connect to Israel. Continue Reading Shalom from Onward Israel…

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