What is Partnership 2Gether?
Partnership 2Gether (P2G) is a program of the Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI) that:
- Provides opportunities for 500 Jewish communities worldwide to participate in cultural, educational and social exchanges with Israeli communities
- Strengthens the bonds between Israel and Diaspora Jewry through “sister city” pairings
- Offers Diaspora Jews a hands on vehicle to assist in Israel’s economic and community development
Where is our “Partnership region?”
The Minneapolis Jewish Community is paired with the city of Rehovot and the Central District of Israel. Located about 12 miles south of Tel Aviv, the Central District is one of six administrative districts, including most of the Sharon region. Rehovot has a population around 115,000 and is one of the first communities founded in the modern State of Israel.
To develop and strengthen Jewish communities in Israel and overseas by creating revitalized, ongoing, and meaningful engagement between members of these communities, based on mutual endeavor and shared Jewish identity.
The Partnership2Gether ConnecTEEN program is a virtual opportunity to unite and bridge the gap between Jewish American teens and Jewish Israeli teens while building lasting connections. As a member of this group, you will engage in seven months of learning, storytelling, and dialogue with your peers in Rehovot—all while having a great time with new friends! Plus, we’re setting plans in motion to travel to Israel in late 2021—see below for more details. Meet the 2020-2021 Cohort here!
Re-Art: The Artist Exchange program engages artists from both communities as they work together throughout the year.creating art work and discussing Israel, Jewish Identity and Peoplehood through their own art creations and Jewish texts.
THE MINOR PROPHETS
So what is 248CAN? What does a Jewish doer do? 248 CAN is a Partnership2Gether program of the Jewish Agency for Israel and the Minneapolis Jewish Federation, and allows passionate young people to pursue initiatives in their Jewish communities. Want to make a podcast? Bring a new twist on Shabbat dinner to your circle? Dive into the connections between the local and global Jewish communities? 248CAN is for you. Read on for a glimpse into a day at a global Do-A-Thon and see if you can picture yourself in a future 248CAN cohort!
G2 is a way for grandparents and their grandchildren to spend quality time together and explore their ties to Israel and global Jewish peoplehood. For more about G2 and the fun ways that grandparents and their grandkids have been connecting virtually, click here.