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CONNECTING GLOBAL JEWRY

 

Partnership2Gether (P2G) creates a living bridge between us, other southern communities and the Hadera-Eiron region of Israel. For us in Greensboro, that means peer to peer programs for young leaders, cultural exchanges, customized touring and home hospitality in the region for anyone that visits Israel, teen exchanges, and educational programming that connects teachers and students between the two communities. The impact of these projects goes far beyond the community level — each of us has the opportunity to become directly and personally involved.

CULTIVATING FRIENDSHIPS BETWEEN COMMUNITIES

 

Established by the Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI) in 1995, the Partnership2Gether peoplehood platform has become the paradigm for successfully partnering global Jewish communities directly with Israeli communities. Communities share ideas, strengths, challenges and models of success as well as empower one another to generate waves of change.

 

USA

  • North Carolina: Charlotte and Greensboro

  • South Carolina: Charleston

  • Virginia: Richmond

  • Tennessee: Chattanooga, Nashville and Knoxville

  • Florida: Flagler and Volusia Counties, Lee & Charlotte Counties, Pinellas County and Jacksonville

 

EUROPE

  • Federation of Jewish Communities in Czech Republic

 

ISRAEL

  • Hadera-Eiron Region: Hadera, Pardes-Hanna-Karkur, Menashe Regional Council and Alona Local Council

 

Visit the Regional P2G Website to learn more.

 

P2G EVENTS:

  • P2G Caesarea Virtual Tour
    With Ami Braun
    Sunday, May 23 at 1 p.m.

    Caesarea is originally an ancient Herodian port city located on Israel’s Mediterranean Coast about halfway between Tel Aviv and ...

PARTNERSHIP2GETHER PROGRAMS

Partnership2Gether runs a variety of programs such as cultural exchanges, teacher exchanges, teen exchanges, leadership programming and other activities which build relationships between our US Consortium Communities and the Hadera- Eiron Region. The impact of these projects goes far beyond the community level—each of us has the opportunity to become directly and personally involved.

 

If you would like to get involved with Partnership2Gether or want more information about any of our programs, please contact Greensboro Jewish Federation. 

 

B’nai Shalom Day School's Margaret Borrego, Educational Technology Coordinator and Edna Rubenstein, Hebrew and Jewish Studies Teacher with Jason Cathcart, Director of Education for Beth David Synagogue

EDUCATOR EXCHANGE

 

Jason Cathcart, Director of Education for Beth David Synagogue, Margaret Borrego, Educational Technology Coordinator and Edna Rubenstein, Hebrew and Jewish Studies Teacher (both from B’nai Shalom Day School) joined in the Partnership2Gether Educator’s Delegation to Israel, along with 20 other people from all over the southeast. Through the P2G experience, the group of early childhood educators, administrators, Jewish day school teachers, synagogue educators, and college professors traveled throughout the Hadera-Eiron region.

 

“It was a unique trip that provided us a lot to think about as we returned. We visited schools and got to know teachers and educators from our partnership region. Continuing the people-to-people connections will ensure a better understanding of Jewish identity for both American and Israeli educators,” ~ Jason Cathcart.


Each American educator was matched with a local Israeli educator for home hospitality. American and Israeli educators spent time together discovering Jerusalem, and Shabbat was experienced through the eyes of local families. 


The trip also focused on local schools in the Hadera-Eiron region. Teachers from Haklai High School in Pardes Hanna presented methods of project-based learning that they implement every day in class. Students at Katzir Elementary School showed off their organic projects, including an amazing caterpillar farm. At Hadera High School, students from robotics, design lab and entrepreneur classes explained how their education is impacted by the amazing resources provided by the school.  

ONE2ONE ENGLISH

 

In July 2020, the Partnership2Gether One2One English Program was established. This program is designed to increase abilities and confidence in speaking, reading and writing English for school-age children in grades 6-12 in the Hadera-Eiron Region of Israel. Each student is assigned an educator from one of our Southeast Consortium communities for eight one-on-one sessions. Each educator is responsible for planning lessons for their students based on the student’s current English level. 

 

"I was able to get to know the four Israeli teens with whom I worked well, despite the fact that we exclusively met and conversed over Zoom. I enjoyed learning about their hobbies and preferences and exercising my creative muscle to craft lessons that were tailored specifically to their needs and interests....Through English lessons, I was able to see my students’ worlds expand at a time when, thanks to the pandemic, daily activities and connection to others appear to be shrinking. I am proud to have been able to contribute to and expand the lives of my students..." ~ Alexa Schleien, teacher from Greensboro, NC

CLASS2CLASS CONNECTIONS

 

Jewish Educators in our Southeast Communities have the opportunity to make classroom connections with Israeli educators for the purpose of engaging students in peer-to-peer connections. Classrooms have exchanged New Year's cards, classroom bio books and some have even created programs together such as joint Science Fairs. The possibilities are endless for these connections and depend upon the initiative of the classroom educators. 

 

Before Pesach, students at B’nai Shalom Day School met their peers from Reut School, Menashe on Zoom. Students built their own chocolate houses, while spending virtual time together and seeing each other’s families, homes and classrooms.

 

Class2Class joint activities encourage students to enrich their basic Jewish knowledge, bring awareness to our differences and similarities and practice Hebrew and English while they work on shared content. Thank you to the Educators for taking part in this wonderful program. 

VISITING ISRAEL?

Put Hadera-Eiron on Your Itinerary.

 

We encourage anyone from Greensboro who has plans to be in Israel to consider a visit to the region where you will be greeted by our friends, offered home hospitality, and provided with a customized behind-the-scenes and off-the-beaten-path tourism experience based on your interests. To start planning your visit, please contact The Greensboro Jewish Federation.

QUICK FACTS ABOUT HADERA-EIRON:

The Hadera-Eiron Region is situated 28 miles north of Tel Aviv

As a regional center, Hadera-Eiron has a commuter-belt of 250,000 people.

Approximately 25% of the population is comprised of Ethiopian and Russian olim (immigrants)

Hadera was founded in 1891 by members of Hovevei Zion, a group of Zionist immigrants from Russia and Eastern Europe.

In the early days, agriculture was the main occupation of Hadera's settlers. They planted field and vegetable garden crops and citrus groves. But as the population of Hadera increased, the economy expanded and industrialized.