Onward Israel 2020- Canceled

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Dear Onward Israel Students and Parents:

Our thoughts and our prayers go out to the many people in our community and around the world who have been or may be directly impacted by COVID-19. We wish them a refuah shlemah, a full and speedy recovery.

After careful consideration, this year’s Onward Israel Internship program has been canceled. JVS Career Services, The Jewish Foundation of Cincinnati and The Jewish Federation of Cincinnati fully support Onward Israel’s decision following increased concerns and travel limitations regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. The health, wellness, and safety of our students remain our highest priority. We know it is the right decision.

Students accepted for this year’s canceled program will have priority placement for Onward Israel 2021. Also, the Cincy Journeys grants will remain available thanks to the commitment of The Jewish Foundation of Cincinnati. More information will be communicated as grant guidelines are being established. 

Onward Israel will be contacting you on or about April 21st with the official cancellation notice. They may also communicate other potential programs and internship options including a remote internship called, Onward Israel Remote, as well as, a one-month fellowship option in Israel this July. If you have an interest, we encourage you to visit their website for additional information (OnwardIsrael.org). Please note, Cincy Journeys grants may not be available for these options.

Also, the deposit checks we have received will be shredded unless you would like us to send them back to you. Please email Rosa Ziegler at rziegler@jvscareers.org with alternative instructions. 

We want each of you to know that we are here to help you with your summer employment options. Currently, Camp Livingston (overnight camp in Bennington, IN) and Camp at the J (day camp at The Mayerson JCC) have summer jobs available. Camp Livingston is currently hiring Senior Staff and Counselor positions. They can also customize an internship for majors requiring a specific internship for graduation. If you are interested, email Abby Solomon, Assistant Camp Director (abby@camplivingston.org). For Camp at the J positions, visit https://mayersonjcc.org/camp-afterschool/camp-staff-2018/ for more information.     

We thank everyone for their continued support and look forward to offering you Onward 2021 next year. JVS Career Services is committed to helping students find internships and jobs, so if you have any questions or would like more information don’t hesitate to contact us here