In 2016-17, @akiva opened a new Israel/Jewish advocacy initiative specifically geared towards high school juniors and seniors. The initiative includes programs that provide students with an opportunity to experience Jewish life on a college campus and also learn how to cope with and respond to anti-Semitic challenges on campus. Currently the initiative includes the following programs:
College Campus mission – In 2016-17 the community took 42 students to Michigan University to explore Jewish challenges and opportunities on campus.
Junior/Senior Seminars – In 2016-17 @akiva worked with four Reform congregations on a series of six seminars for their Monday and Sunday programs. The seminars took place in the congregational setting and were run by @akiva.
Cleveland Seniors AIPAC PC mission – The community will send some 30 seniors to the 2017 AIPAC convention.
2017 Cleveland Seniors Delegation to AIPAC Policy Conference
2016 A visit to University of Michigan