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:

The Tales of Taleki Square - Thursday, March 5, 2020

Federation Film "Tales from Taleki Square" Thursday, March 5, 2020, 7 pm, at AMC Parkway Pointe Theatre (3025 Lindbergh Blvd.).  Film will be introduced by Andras Mayer, Director's Assistant.  Q & A will follow the film.

Tales of Taleki Square is a Hungarian-French participatory film about the last synagogue in Hungary that flew under the radar of both Nazis and Communists.  The Teleki Synangogue has been recently revitalized by young Budapest hipsters.  This film captures the inspiring story about the past and future of Budapest Jews.  RSVP by Monday, March 2, to rsvp@shalomspringfield.org or 787.7223 ext. 18.

2020Partnership2GETHER Summit - 

Budapest, Hungary –  June 22 to June 25, 2020 

This annual summit is an opportunity to connect with people from Budapest, Western Galilee and 16 US Partnership communities to celebrate, to learn with each other, to brainstorm ideas for partnership and enjoy Budapest sights and hospitality and mor.;

Jewish Federation of Louisville has arranged a special tour to Prague, Vienna and Budapest through Da'at prior to the Summit.  You do not have to attend the Summit to be part of the tour.

If you are interested in the Summit or the special tour, please contact Nancy Sage at nsage@shalomspringfield.org or  (217) 787-7223 ext. 12 for more information


Budapest May 6-11, 2020 - Create@GETHER is an exclusive, 6-day seminar where talented artists from our Partnership regions can meet and learn from each other and about the current art scene of Budapest through workshops, lectures, and various art-related adventures.  As a highlight of the project, participants will create art pieces together reflecting on the annual P2G theme "HOME."  The works will be exhibited on the closing eve of the seminar.

P2G is looking for candidates from all kinds of art sectors.  A professional committee will select the participants.

In addition to airfare, the selected participants will pay a participation fee of $100.

For more information, contact Nancy Sage at 787-7223 ext. 12 or nsage@shalomspringfield.org..