Who is Eligible?



Students: If you are a current high school freshman or sophomore with a strong interest in Israel, you can apply for this competitive program.

During the program, students are required to:

  • Attend all eight full-day seminars during the first year.
  • Complete “In-between-seminar” assignments, including monitoring Israeli and American media coverage of Mideast events and writing opinion pieces Host a group of Israeli teens from the Beit Shean and Emek Hamayanot region of Israel in a week-long seminar.
  • Participate in a 10-day fact-finding mission to Israel.
  • Create Israel-engagement projects in the second year of the program.


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srael.cleveland.next applications are open to current high-school freshmen and sophomores in the Cleveland area with a strong interest in Israel.

The selection committee will choose 24 students to participate in the program.

How do I apply?

Click here to download the 2018-20 Participant Application.
Families should also download the 2018-20 Program Calendar (PDF document) and review it.

Completed application should be sent to:IMG_1510

@akiva (icnext)
26500 Shaker Boulevard
Cleveland, OH 44122

Applications and information are also available by calling 216.367.1388, or by emailing us at tkeller@akivacleveland.org