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    1st of July 2017

    Discovering Oneself

    This post first appeared on Israel Campus Roundtable. Just over one week ago I landed in Israel, a place that is simultaneously foreign yet familiar. This is my fifth trip to the country. When Israelis find out that I don’t have any family in the country yet chose to travel here so frequently they are confused […]


    30th of June 2017

    Onward Israel Week 3

    This post first appeared on Cincy Journeys. We have officially been living in Tel Aviv for three weeks and are loving every second of it. The group has completely adjusted to the daily life here in Israel and we are overjoyed by how lucky we are to be here this summer. We have now completed three […]


    29th of June 2017

    Will the Real Hummus Please Stand Up?

    Originally posted on the Tryna Grub Blog Jared Witt is a senior at Miami University studying marketing with a co-major in business analytics, and is currently participating in the Onward Israel program.  Jared will spend the next two months working as an intern at an Israeli startup, Tryna Grub, in Tel Aviv. In these two blogs, he shares […]


    28th of June 2017

    Jerusalem Beginnings

    This post first appeared on Israel Campus Roundtable. I’ve already learned so much on the Onward program including where to find the cheapest delicious falafel, how to travel from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv, and not to eat Marzipan rugelach while typing a blog post because chocolate will get on your computer keys. On the bus […]


    27th of June 2017

    Onward Israel Week 2

    This post first appeared on Cincy Journeys. Welcome back! As you may have guessed, the Cincinnati group has been very busy in Tel Aviv since the last blog post. Some of our recent activities include touring the Old City of Jerusalem, getting to know other Americans interning in Israel, jelly-fishing at the beach (any Spongebob […]


    26th of June 2017

    Just Getting Started

    This post first appeared on Israel Campus Roundtable. It’s finally here! My first week living here in Tel Aviv has been everything I could hope for. From shakshuka night, to eating falafel at the Carmel Market, to relaxing on the stunning beaches of Tel Aviv, to volunteering at a preschool of asylum-seekers’ kids, and especially […]


    20th of June 2017

    From ‘Seeing There’ to ‘Being There’

    Onward Israel as Strenuous Travel Onward Israel participants are arriving in Israel. I am excited to meet them, to greet them, to watch them take their first steps in Israel as Onward Israel participants and interns. When I meet them, we do not know each other. They are still getting oriented and acclimated. I am […]


    16th of June 2017

    Onward Israel Week 1

    This post first appeared on Cincy Journeys. Shalom Cincinnati! Our names are Andrea Goldstein and Yael Friedstrom, and for the next 8 weeks we will be sharing our experiences on Onward Israel with all of you. Each week, we will share a different aspect of our personal journeys, but we decided to write our first […]


    4th of June 2017

    The Heart of Onward Israel

    The beginning of summer in earnest here in Israel means that we are about to get into the heart of Onward Israel. More than 600 participants (a full third of our full slate of 1800 for the summer) will arrive this week- from Haifa to Jerusalem and of course in almost every corner of Tel […]


    16th of May 2017

    Looking Onward

    I am happy for this new opportunity to communicate with you once again – now as part of our new Onward Israel newsletter, no longer a stand-alone update. I hope you enjoy this new format and through it, feel part of the vibrancy, excitement and passion of the Onward Israel experience for our more than […]