At the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati, part of our mission is to support Israel. We connect with Israel and Jewish communities around the world by bringing Israelis to Cincinnati—and sending Cincinnatians to Israel—to learn, teach, and inspire. We serve as an education resource and advocate for Israel, host Israeli emissaries and delegations in Cincinnati, and facilitate travel for our own community to Israel.


We also connect people with national programs about Israel that further educate and enrich our community. See all of our Israel Events on the community calendar.

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Our Israeli emissaries work to create and strengthen relationships between Cincinnati and Israel. They educate both the Jewish and non-Jewish communities about Israel and also advocate for Israel.
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Through our Israel & Overseas allocations, we support grassroots programs advancing the cause of pluralism and inclusiveness in Israel. We also educate Israelis visiting Cincinnati to how we as American Jews practice Judaism in diverse ways.
We develop resources to help students respond to anti-Israel, antisemitic speech and behavior and effectively advocate for Israel and the Jewish community.


Israel travel for Jewish teens ages 16-18. Get a grant up to $8,000. Trip options include traveling with their overnight Jewish camp, youth movement, March of the Living, or high school study abroad programs.
Israel travel for Jewish young adults ages 18-26. Get a grant up to $6,250. There are options from two-week tours of the country to gap year programs, and from summer internships to study abroad, all tailored to each young adult’s specific interests and needs.