Danielle Minson — How You Help
Our 10 Most Popular Articles of 2017
#1. “No Restrictions on the Trip of a Lifetime: Alex’s Story” tops our list with 888 views. This story is about Alex and his family and friends making a trip to Israel happen against incredible odds.
#2. “Jewish Federation’s ‘Shark Tank’ Announces Winners, Awards $102,500 to Innovative Locals.” This second year of our cutting-edge grants to innovative Jewish ideas outshone even the excitement of the first year in depth and breadth of applications and dollar amount allocated.
#3. “Cincinnati Fellow in Israel: Jewish Federation to Send American Emissary to Israel.” Again Federation’s innovation proves popular: this article describes the first-ever of its kind decision to send an American Jewish emissary to Israel, to educate about American Jewish life for a year.
#4. “Israeli Cincy Guide for Beginners: Tips from Chaverim After 5 Weeks in US.” This story is just a great adventure: the story of a longstanding program that Cincinnati has had for 14 years, bringing Israeli teens just about to do their IDF (Israeli Defense Forces) service to the US for a year to educate about Israeli life.
#5. “Cedar Village ‘Can’t Stand Still’: Q&A with CEO Dan Fagin.” This is an important local story of the kind Shep Englander, our CEO, will continue to share.
#6. “How You Help: “Why We Go to Israel—and not Europe.” This story shares the importance and vitality of a local couple’s growing love for Israel and its people.
#7. “Interfaith Iftar at the Islamic Center: A Reflection.” This is a simple appreciation, by Rabbi Irvin Wise of Adath Israel, of a moment of connection between Jews and Muslims; its popularity is a marker of the importance our readers place on forging these connections.
#8. “Alan Brown is a Mensch: True—And It Even Comes with Award.” Community leader and mensch Alan Brown wins an award; its popularity speaks to Alan Brown’s kindness, humanity, and generous giving of himself.
#9. “Tattoos: A Jewish Taboo?” This follow-up to a gathering on Judaism and tattoos shows our readers’ interest in another innovative topic of special interest to Millenials.
#10. “Jay Price Wins Federation’s Highest Award: “Selflessness and Leadership.” Many clearly wanted to hear about community leader Jay Price winning the Federation’s highest award. Mazel tov again, Jay.
Thanks for caring about our community and what we do. We hope you have a great start to your New Year!