Youngstown Hosts an Evening About P2G

Approximately 50 people attended an informational gathering at the home of Sam and Sabrina Shapiro on November 7, 2013 to learn more about the Federation’s Partnership2Gether(P2G) Program, previously known as Partnership 2000, P2K or Partnership With Israel. The Mission of P2G is to forge relationships through programs that build Jewish identity in the Diaspora and Israel and to strengthen ties between the people of Israel and the people of the United States.

Youngstown is one of 12 Jewish Communities in the U.S. Central Area Consortium, in addition to Budapest, Hungary and Israel’s Western Galilee. Volunteers from the Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis, Michelle Korin and Megan Mauer attended the Event and shared their personal stories as to “Why the Partnership Matters.”

Dr Sherri Pataki, Westminster College, Ira Pataki, teacher at Sharpsville Area Middle School, and Sarah Wilschek, JCC Teen and Youth Director highlighted some of the Youngstown initiatives with the Partnership. Dr Pataki also introduced Dr. Rhonda Abbas, who is on the faculty at the Western Galilee College and is currently a visiting professor at Westminster College this fall, who spoke about being the first Druze women to earn a PHD in Israel.

The Event was co-hosted by Sam and Sabrina Shapiro, along with Steve and Andi Baroff, and Dr Michael and Lynne Garfinkel.

For more information about P2G, please contact Andy Lipkin at the Youngstown Area Jewish Federation (330)746-3251.

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