ISRAEL & HILLEL
Contact Lielle, Cleveland Hillel’s Israel Fellow, to discuss these or other opportunities to visit Israel.
At Cleveland Hillel we believe in the importance of Israel as one of the many core elements of Jewish life, and value our obligation to provide a wide range of programmatic, educational, advocacy, and travel opportunities to allow our students many diverse ways to learn about and engage with Israel. Hundreds of our students have visited Israel on Birthright trips over the years, and we are proud of the fact that these trips allow our students to explore what Israel means to them.
Cleveland Hillel recognizes that our students represent a wide range of feelings about and relationships with Israel, and we do our best to make our building and our programs represent this rich diversity within our community. We strive to provide our students many chances to “explore and build an enduring relationship with Israel,” in the words of Hillel International’s Guidelines for Campus Israel Activities.
To do so, we work hard to make Hillel a place that offers meaningful conversation, learning resources, and spiritual context within which to explore Israel and what it means to all of us. We are proud of the pluralistic community here at Cleveland Hillel, and our staff is fully committed to Israel programming and Israel dialogue that will always remain safe, civil, and supportive.
get involved with Israel on campus
Hillel provides many opportunities throughout the year for our students to engage with Israel on their campuses. From guest speakers to Israel Fest to Café Ivrit to our Israel Learning Fellowship and everything in between, we aim to provide a diversity of Israel programs.
For more information regarding Israel activities on your campus, please visit the campus page or contact Lielle today.
go to Israel
There are so many ways for you to get to Israel!
Scroll through the list below or email Lielle to get more information.
Birthright Israel: Discover Israel with Cleveland Hillel!
Birthright Israel is an innovative partnership between the people of Israel through the Government of Israel, private philanthropists through the Birthright Israel Foundation, and Jewish communities around the world (North American Jewish Federations, Keren Hayesod, and The Jewish Agency for Israel). This 10-day free trip is a gift from Birthright Israel and appropriate for all Jewish Backgrounds.
Cleveland Hillel hosts a Winter Birthright Trip. For more information on registration and dates, click here!
onward Israel Cleveland
The goal of Onward Israel is to provide participants with an immersive and transformative resume building experience in Israel, featuring opportunities such as internships, service learning, academic courses, and fellowships.
Onward Israel Cleveland is 8 weeks long and based out of Tel Aviv.
For more information, email Elle at EHenig@jewishcleveland.org.
Masa Israel Journey
Masa Israel Journey offers young adults between the ages of 18 and 30 immersive and life-changing gap year, study abroad, post-college, and volunteer experiences in Israel, connecting them to programs that meet their interests, offering scholarships, providing expertise, and supporting them throughout the entire process.
Masa Israel is a joint project of the Government of Israel and the Jewish Agency for Israel that is made possible by the generous contributions of the Jewish Federations of North America and Keren Hayesod-UIA.
For more information about Study Abroad, please contact your campus Study Abroad Office.