For 16 years, Gesher Chai teens arrive from Palm Beach to the Partnership region and spend 10 days here out of a month-long Israel Experience. They are hosted by their friends from Tzahar, who will be hosted a few months later by them during their exchange visit to Palm Beach. During those 10 days the American and Israeli youth explore the Galilee and volunteer in the local community. The hosting youth educated their friends on their community, being the best tour guides and ambassadors of the region.
By bringing together American and Israeli teens for a cross cultural mifgash experience, the program builds long-lasting personal relationships that strengthen the participants’ Jewish identity and fosters a sense of Jewish peoplehood on both sides.