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Welcome to @akiva

Promoting Jewish Identity Among Cleveland’s Teens

2016-17 Selected Programs


 Are you planning a trip to Israel? Have you returned from a trip to Israel and want to learn more Hebrew? Do you want to converse in Hebrew and experience Israeli culture? Are you looking for a high school language alternative? Or do you want to study Hebrew language for fun? If the answer to one of the above is YES, We have different ways to do it…

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icnext (icnext) is a unique two-year program that educates a dedicated group of Jewish high school sophomores and juniors from all denominations in the core issues of Israeli society and the geopolitical situation in Israel today.

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HaZamir Cleveland

HaZamir Cleveland is a chapter of an international organization. Part of a network of 32 choirs from Israel and the United States, it promotes high level Jewish choral singing, Jewish unity, connection to Israel, and teen leadership.

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As part of our effort to enrich the experiences of Cleveland’s teens, @Akiva is launching a new and exciting initiative, “Scholars in Residence”. Every year, this initiative will bring three different scholars to our teen community for up to a week’s residency.

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...more programs @akiva 2016-17

Events during the last few years have produced waves of anti-Semitic/anti-Israel activities on college campuses.  @akiva is proud to offer Jewish and Israel Advocacy programs specifically geared towards high school Juniors and Seniors. These programs will provide students an opportunity to experience Jewish life on a college campus and also learn how to cope with and respond…

A New Program For Cleveland Teens…

Tzofim (Israel Scouts)   An Israeli style, hebrew speaking youth movement Tzofim is a program run by the Friends of the Israel Scouts. Tzofim is a Hebrew speaking youth movement for students in North America In Cleveland, the weekly activities are planned and executed by cleveland.shin.shinim and high school students (8-12) for students in grades 4-7

J-Serve is the international day of Jewish teen service – a single day of Jewish teens giving back to their communities. There are projects this year that provide an opportunity to serve in our local community, and in the greater Cleveland Metropolitan area. 2017 (Date TBA) About J-Serve Cleveland 2016 Scroll down to see the Volunteer Sites…

icnext 3 presents: iDay – an afternoon of fun, and great Israel experiences

Hebrew, On Your Own Terms…


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Our Mission

What's Our Goal?

@Akiva is a vibrant place for Cleveland teens to explore and grow in their devotion to Judaism and Israel while fostering everlasting friendships. From Hebrew and Judaic classes, to advocating for Israel through special activities, trips and community service, @Akiva offers unique programming throughout the year

Educational Vision

  • Out of the box, innovative thinking
  • Strong content-knowledge based programs
  • Outreach to teens beyond the schools and synagogues
  • New methods of delivery
  • Israel education as a strong foundation for Jewish identity


  • Hebrew and Israel education provider
  • Facilitator of community teen programs
  • Developer/connector/provider of teen programs
  • Responsibility for the cleveland.shin.shinim program

@Akiva In Action

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Contact Us

@Akiva is located at 26500 Shaker Blvd., Beachwood, OH
For more information, contact @Akiva at 216.367.1388 or email Tina Keller at
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