Beer Sheva-Bnei Shimon – Montreal

Dear Partnership2Gether Family,


The current edition of Partnership Up2Date takes us to the Beer Sheva-Bnei Shimon – Montreal Partnership which is now marking 16 years of activity.  This past year, the Partnership completed a serious revisiting of its vision and agenda, and the members of the joint steering committee produced a thoughtful and pointed  Vision Statement which designates “Jewish Identity” and “Connections between Communities” as the core themes which all programs must address, with the primary focus being on youth and young adults.


The Beer Sheva-Bnei Shimon – Montreal Partnership boasts two highly successful flagship programs both of which aim to strengthen the younger generation:



  • Check out the following videos from the Capital of the Negev:

o   Israel Channel 10 Coverage of the Tikkun Olam delegation.

o    Tikkun Olam participants doing a “No to Racism” dance at the intermission of a Hapoel Beer-Sheva Soccer game.

o   Partnership’s Shana Tova video highlighting the Tikkun Olam program.

o   New Partnership video (Hebrew)




Some recent P2G Highlights from other Partnerships:

  • P2G in the Press:

o   Beit Shean-Emeq HaMaayanot – Cleveland: Home Cooking Goes Commercial (Haaretz)

o   Western Galilee – Central Area Consortium: US and Hungarian Young Jewish Leaders Hang Stars of David on Israel’s Northern Border (Jerusalem Post); see item with photo on Partnership website. A new Partnership promotional video.

o   Central Galilee – Michigan: Ann Arbor/Nahalal Partnership Flourishes in the Summer (Washtenaw Jewish News)


  • Community Development and Living Bridges:

o   Rosh HaAyin – New Orleans: Rosh Hashana Card from Rosh HaAyin Pupils to New Orleans Friends

o   Modiin – Rochester: Shana Tova to Modiin friends and family from Larry Fine, Executive Director of Rochester Jewish Federation (Video)

o   New York – Israel Connections: Video Conference Bridges Pisgat Ze’ev, London-Redbridge and Staten Island Sukkot Festivities

o   Yokneam-Megiddo – Atlanta-St. Louis:  P2G Sports Scholarship Recipient Graduates to Israel Soccer Champions

o   Northern Galilee – Great Britain: Arsenal Football Programme Planned to promote Jewish-Arab coexistence; Summer Delegations and Israel Tours 2012

o   Beit Shemesh-Mateh Yehuda – Washington-South Africa: Liberty, Justice, Cycling: Cyclelive in South Africa


Keep on sending us your up-dates, articles, videos and more so that we can continue to share the good word in our future Partnership Up2Dates.


Chodesh Tov,




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