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    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 […]


    20th of July 2017

    The View From Here

    This post first appeared on Israel Campus Roundtable. Despite my pretty impressive sandal tan, quickly disappearing stipend and journal full of new memories, it’s hard to believe that we’re already more than halfway through the program! While I’ve explored a lot with Onward, with friends and on my own, there is still so much of […]


    18th of July 2017

    Conflict, Peace, and Power

    This post first appeared on Israel Campus Roundtable. Yet again, another amazing two weeks! I can’t believe we only have a few weeks left of living and working in this amazing country. I feel like I have just finished settling in to my new apartment with this amazing group of new friends that I am […]


    17th of July 2017

    Onward Israel Week 5

    This post first appeared on Cincy Journeys. This week, David Zanoni and Hannah Wise will tell us a little more about their internships and time here in Tel Aviv. Name: David Zanoni University: University of Cincinnati David is a research and analytics intern at a company called Signals Analytics. He is on the modeling team where he develops […]