“Partnership2Gether”, a program of the Jewish Agency and the Jewish federations all over the world, is a global platform connecting about 550 communities in 45 partnerships.
Our partnership, P2G Hof Ashkelon- Kiryat Malachi, was established in 1995, focusing on promoting interpersonal relations between the residents of Kiryat Malachi, Hof Ashkelon and Jews living in Seattle, Tuscon and Phoenix, while strengthening the connection and affinity to Israel in general and to the partnership egion in particular, with emphasis on our global Jewish identity.
While members of the 3 Federations/Associations and the two Israeli communities are all Jews, we are culturally different in many ways. The partnership’s activity is composed of educational and cultural programs, with the understanding that only through personal and direct connections, can we strengthen each community, strengthen our identity as Jews, and become active participants in the “global Jewish community.
The real partnership between the communities is expressed in many ways including joint educational programs at the schools, many visits/exchanges, social and economic development, counselors for summer camps in the USA, and developing young leadership in Kiryat Malachi. These programs help create real connections and partnership between people: families, youth, teachers, organizations, institutions, adults and children.
The partnership is based on ideas and programs initiated by the volunteers in all 5 of the communities, through local discussions, on regular phone calls, and at our twice-yearly steering committee meetings.. Great importance is given to those who regard themselves as agents of change who are able to make more significant connections between the communities. Hence, the partnership would be delighted to receive ideas and new participants who regard the promotion of connections between the global Jewish communities a great mission.