Education Committee

We run a wide variety of programs that connect people in the Western Galilee and the U.S. Central Area Consortium communities in formal and informal educational settings. From preschool through high school, teachers, children, teens, students and families can connect both virtually and in person through the many P2G educational opportunities. 

Our mission is to promote mutually beneficial and enriching educational programming among the people of the Central Area Consortium, the Western Galilee and Budapest. We forge relationships through programs and missions that build Jewish identity and strengthen the bonds to Israel and global Jewry. Our programming targets everyone from preschool to high school.

Download and read more about the Education Committee here.

School Twinning Network

Our Education Committee coordinates more than 30 vivid educational relationships between schools in the Western Galilee and our Consortium, watch this example of a School Twinning meeting.

Take a look at the latest Twinning flyer: P2G_SchoolTwinning_Flyer_2017.pdf and read this example of our twinning curriculum:  Twinning Curriculum Sample.pdf

Startup Nation

A new connection has started between teens from Budapest and their peers from the Navy high school in Akko. The joint group took part in a competition in Haifa within the Juvenile Entrepreneurs national initiative. Together they developed a device to prevent forgetting children in cars, which received an honorable mention from the competition judges. After this successful pilot, some of our Central Consortium communities have expressed interest in joining this initiative in the coming years.

Zimriya – Sing2Gether

In honor of Israel's 70th birthday, we dedicated this year's school choir get-together to songs about the state of Israel. Three Israeli schools, two US schools and one Hungarian school took part in this beautiful event, shared live between four locations. This was the second time we held this event, looking forward to making it a tradition!

Youth Programs

Delegations

Partnership2Gether creates meaningful relationships between teens from both sides of the ocean. Once a year there is a teen mission from Israel to the communities or vice versa, to strengthen and build upon the connection with face-to-face meetings. The teens learn about each other, volunteer in Tikun Olam projects and take part in events or other programs happening during the time of their visit. 

Leadership Project

Partnership2Gether Western Galilee, for the first time, will operate a youth leadership project in cooperation with the community centers of Akko and Matter Asher. During the year the participants will get involved in communal projects and develop their community leadership skills. The Israeli group will meet through video calls with similar groups from our partnership communities.

Educators

Educators Delegation

Annual delegation of educators between Israel and the communities. The Israeli teachers visit up to three communities in one year, and the American and Hungarian teachers visit Israel during the following year. The teachers get to know the community, it's cultures, learn about the school systems, educational best practices and challenges, and also to contribute to the visting community.

Teacher Training

New joint initiative of Partnership2Gether Western Galilee and the Ministry of Education provide Israeli and non-Israeli teachers access to a unique teachers' training course. The course, mutually developed by the Partnership and the Ministry's branch in Akko, aims at developing teachers to skillfully teach about Israel and Judaism to students. The teachers learn how to use digital and online tools and to create their own educational games, in what is called 'gamification.'

Early Childhood

Jews-Druze Kindergarten Connection

A unique contact between Jewish and Druze kindergartens in the Western Galilee has been developed. Two pairs of classes get together several times during the year for shared activities and fun. Examples of joint activities include a visit to an IDF base, visit at a nearby zoo park, and more. It is heartwarming to see the kids and their families join together in this multicultural program that commends Israel's diversity.

Israeli Folk Dances in Kindergartens Celebrating Israel's 70th Year

In honor of Israel’s 70th Independence Day, the Education committee created a website with Israeli folk dances from across the partnership communities. Kindergartens from Israel, US, Budapest (and a surprise addition from Istanbul) shared their version to famous Israeli folk dances. Everyone is welcome to use the videos in their classrooms to bring a taste of Israel: https://sites.google.com/jafi.org/israeli-folk-dances/home

 

 

 

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