Opportunity knocks for learning, for travel, for connecting, for relationship building, for putting ideas to action, and more.   Partnership2Gether promotes people-to-people relationships through cultural, social, medical, educational and economic programs.  We, along with 14 Federations, partner with communities in the Western Galilee including Akko and Matte Asher and with Budapest to create shared experiences. 


How about joining an online book group or adult education sessions with members from our partnership cities?   Or be part of professional exchange program for physicians, teachers, artists, nurses, social workers, nurses, just to name a few possibilities?  Or host guests from the Western Galilee or Budapest who visit Springfield to present a program?  


How does it work?  We’ll publish in the newsletter and post program opportunities on our website.  If you’re interested, let us know.  The opportunities evolve from ideas or passions of members working with other members of our Partnership communities, including the Western Galilee and Budapest.  It’s a collaborative committee process to develop the program goals, objectives, details and budget.  These are    presented at the Annual Communities Council Meeting attended by members from each community and led by volunteer US and Israel Co-Chairs and voted on by partnership members. 


Who is part of our Partnership?  The Western Galilee is described as a diverse community, in Israel’s northern periphery, that is home to Druze, Muslims, Christians, and Jews.   Budapest is said to be experiencing a rebirth of its Jewish culture, due to the curiosity and driven by people in their 20’s and 30’s.  We link to these communities along with Federations from Dayton, Toledo, Youngstown, Ohio; Fort Wayne, Indianapolis, Northwest Indiana, South Bend, Indianapolis, Indiana; Des Moines, Iowa; Omaha, Nebraska; Buffalo, New York; Austin, Fort Worth, and San Antonio, Texas. 


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Upcoming Opportunities with more in the pipeline:

Learn2Gether –

This will be a virtual Beit Midrash experience and will introduce you to new friends across the ocean.  In this program, participants will go through the Jewish calendar and explore Jewish, Universal or Israeli texts.  This program consists of four-group sessions that are held by Zoom App and three Chavruta meetings (a meeting with an Israeli study partner) that are held by any platform, at the participants' convenience. If you might be interested, there will be a virtual orientation and explanation of the program on October 6 at 10:00 a.m. CDT. 

Book Club Sessions

The P2G book club is a new program, designed for people that share the love for books. The first book of the Book Club is 'Someone to Run With' by David Grossman.  Start reading now.  Then connect with readers in other Partnership Communities via a WhatsApp group.  On Jan 5, 2020, the P2G Book Club will have a virtual gathering regarding the book via Zoom App at 10:00 a.m. CST.

Global Day of Jewish Learning - 

November 17, 10:00 a.m. CST –  We have three speakers that will hold virtual TED style talks in one event: 

· Dr. Moran Yarchi PhD, Head of the Public Diplomacy Program, IDC Herzeliya, lives in Kibbutz Kabri.;

· Diana Bletter, Journalist and writer, lives in Moshav Shavei Zion

· Jeremy Benstein PhD, Staff member and founder of the Heschel Center for Sustainability, lives in Zichron Yaacov, originally from Toledo OH. 

For more information or to register for any of these programs, please contact Nancy Sage at nsage@shalomspringfield.org or  (217) 787-7223.