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.
How does P2G work?
This partnership was founded to strengthen our connection to Israel and build a stronger sense of Jewish peoplehood for participants in both cities by fostering enduring and meaningful relationships.
To learn more about the members of the committee, both locally and in Rehovot, you can visit the P2G Committee Page here.
UNDER THE SAME MOON
“The Same Moon” project is designed to connect families with young children from Israel (Rehovot) to families with young children from Minneapolis, in a creative and fun way. Every participating family will be taking an enriching journey with a family from across the sea.
THE MINOR PROPHETS
Thanks to technology, we are able to bring two synagogues, with a deep love of learning, together.
Beginning November 17, Congregation Darchei Noam in St. Louis Park will begin simultaneous study sessions with synagogue The Berman Shul in Rehovot, Israel.
Minneapolis played host to a delegation of 9 teens and their delegation leader from Rehovot in December, from the 10th through 17th. During their time here, they visited a variety of synagogues around town, as well as experienced Super Sunday, spent time with Yachad in addition to various other day and high schools, and visited with the seniors at Sholom.
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!
Monthly classes will serve as a time to share thoughts, reflections, and ideas, to think critically, learn from various speakers and each other, and to challenge yourself to grow. For an hour and a half each month, you’ll have the chance to dive deep into a topic about Israel or Jewish identity and process it with your peers on the other side of the world!
By the end of the program, we hope that you will feel more connected to your Jewish heritage, to your Jewish community and to Israel, and that each of your lives will be enriched through lasting friendships.