Congregation B’nai Israel has provided four Confirmation trips to Israel practically free of charge to participants. It has, to date, impacted over 60 of our students. The students have an extraordinary experience and it has the potential to change their lives forever as young, emerging proud Jews. It is a true accomplishment for our congregation to be able to provide these trips, and something for all of us to be so deeply proud of.
These trips have been made possible through the generous support of the Steinberg Family SKIP Fund
(Send Kids to Israel Program) and the Sherwin and Naomi Kripke Israel Program Fund
We are deeply indebted and grateful to these families for their forethought in establishing funds to provide such a valuable Judaic benefit to B’nai Israel students. Additional funding is provided by the Toledo Jewish Community Foundation’s Israel Experience Fund. This dream-come-true trip has without doubt enhanced our students’ positive view of Israel, and their understanding of Judaism, as well as their knowledge of the centrality of Israel and Jerusalem in our lives.