Helping Lippman Students Travel to Israel

Each year The Lippman School raises funds for its international partnerships: Israel, Montana and China. This year, the school is sending 15 students to Israel this spring.

The two-week trip includes a wealth of experiential Jewish learning. They will visit sister city Kiryat Ekron, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, and other significant cities and sites. The trip comes “at a time in a child’s live when their identity is really being formed,” says Sam Chestnut, head of school.

Two endowment funds are now helping to make this trip a possibility.

In 2015, Michael Zalob established the Jeanette Zalob Israel Scholarship Fund in memory of his mother. Once it accumulated, the fund was intended to distribute all its balance at once (this is called a sunset fund). Its purpose is to help subsidize a trip to Israel for Jewish youth in the Akron area. The fund will help underwrite Lippman’s trip to Israel trip this year.

Ellen and Herb Moss established the Jennifer Moss Outstanding Graduate Scholarship Award in 2002 for graduates of Lippman who are heading to college. They are now shifting the fund’s focus to help support Lippman students who take a capstone trip to either the Northern Cheyenne nation or Israel.

“The school is really thrilled that Jennifer Moss's legacy lives on at the school that she went to,” Chestnut says. “Instead of a competitive scholarship in which we had to choose among recipients, this feels more in the spirit of helping a kid or kids who all participate in something together.”

To make a contribution to the Jennifer Moss Scholarship Fund, call 330-869-2424. To learn more about supporting The Lippman School’s trip to Israel, contact Sam Chestnut at or 330-835-0071.