Experience Israel in a unique & special way

The Beit Shean - Emek Hamaayanot region is one of Israel's unique corners and a microcosm of Israeli society. A visit to the partnership region can easily be compared to visiting family, enabling a view into the authentic world of the region's residents, varied experiences that for creating a meaningful bond between people and a unique and special introduction into Israeli life. The region's human and touristic diversity enables us all to find areas of interest and more than anything connect to the State of Israel in a more significant and personal fashion.

 

The P2G staff, which specializes in hosting members of the Cleveland partner community in the region will be glad to put together a complete and perfect package as part of your visit to Israel. We can design a visit that concentrates on a specific angle or combine a variety of interesting and exciting fields, for any time frame. Furthermore, we will be glad to adapt your visit for families, individuals, groups and visitors of various ages.

 


 

Beit Shean Experiences

  • The Culinary Experience: Pans & Tales

    Our region enjoys a highly diversified food culture that offers the visitor the chance to see various homes, become introduced to a number of amazing women, each of whom holds a fascinating story to tell about their own lives, those of their families and their ancestral history. All of this is recounted through tasting the rich and varied foods that characterize the various Jewish communities represented in the region.

  • Geopolitical Experience: Living Along the Border

    Our region sits between various borders and boundaries. To the east, the Royal Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, and to the south west, the West Bank. Come and see how this location affects life in the region, learn about Israel-Jordan relations throughout the years and the life in kibbutzim on the Gilboa mountain range opposite Palestinian villages.

  • The Ecological/Agricultural Experience

    Organic Agriculture, Biological Pest Control : Our region sits between various borders and boundaries. To the east, the Royal Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, and to the south west, the West Bank. Come and see how this location affects life in the region, learn about Israel-Jordan relations throughout the years and the life in kibbutzim on the Gilboa mountain range opposite Palestinian villages.

  • The Jewish/Pluralistic Experience

    Our region combines various expressions of pluralistic Jewish life. Enjoy an intimate acquaintance with the region's religious kibbutzim, see how kibbutz life and Judaism have merged together. Visit the valley's residential communities, where religious and secular Jews are building a life together. Climb to the peak of Mt. Gilboa for a visit at the Ma'ale Gilboa Yeshiva, one of the leading Modern Orthodox yeshiva's in Israel today and finally wander along the streets of Beit Shean for an introduction to the family oriented North African synagogues found throughout the city.

  • The Artistic Experience

    Many skilled artists work from their homes situated in our region. Painters, potters, smiths, carpenters and glass artisans will be happy to meet you face to face, to provide a glimpse into their artistic lives, tell the stories behind their creations and work with the visitor in developing joint works of art.

  • The Biblical Experience

    In the Footsteps of Jewish Kings, Prophets & Warriors on the Gilboa Biblical stories come alive at the sites where the events occurred thousands of years before. We invite you the visitor to tour and hike along the Gilboa, opposite breathtaking landscapes, listen to the tales of our biblical heroes, Saul and Jonathan, Gideon, Deborah, Barak and others, who stories are a fundamental component in our people's history.

  • The Community Experience

    Visit our region to learn about the abundant and vibrant community and social activities occurring in the region. Get a closer look at the volunteer work being conducted in Beit Shean, the tale of the new communities being developed in the Emek Hamaayanot Regional Council, the unique manner in which we are developing the 'Youth Futures' program for children and young people at risk and our special youth leadership programs.

  • The Ethnic Experience

    New immigrants (Olim) from a mixture of ethnic groups from across the globe decided to set up their homes in our region. Come meet them, visit the hospitality centers of the Kurdish and Ethiopian Jewry and hear the tales of their aliyah and acclimation in Israel.

  • The Kibbutz Experience

    Kibbutzim in our area continue to play a vibrant and central role in the life of our region. Come and see what has happened to the kibbutzim since their founding, get better acquainted with the religious kibbutzim in the country and learn how communities combine work and Torah and learn more about the new communal models being developed today in the region's kibbutzim.

  • The Archeological Experience: Ancient Cities

    Come for an "up close and personal" encounter with amazing archeological remnants spread across the entire region. Experience and view the remnants of Beit Shean, one of the largest Roman era cities in the country, come to discover the ancient synagogues and mosaics that tell our history in the Land of Israel.

  • The Water and Nature Trail Experience

    Streams, Bird Watching and Hiking Trails: Our corner of the country is blessed with an abundance of nature and free-flowing streams, feel free to enjoy the magical nature sites on foot, by bicycle or club car, dip in the fresh, clear waters of our streams and observe the thousands of birds migrating through our area each spring and autumn season.