The Israel Partnership Program sponsors many different exchange programs for members of our Jewish Community. There is truly something for everyone!
For more information on the agencies and programs that Federation supports overseas, click HERE.
Jacksonville was thrilled to send two educators on the Israel Partnership Educator Delegation in December 2016. Linda Ginsburg and Leah Palestrant, both teachers at the Religious School at Congregation Ahavath Chesed (The Temple) traveled to Israel for a week-long experience with other educators from the Federation’s Southeast Consortium. While there, Ginsburg and Palestrant met and learned with Israeli educators, toured the Partnership region and across Israel, while visiting sites in Jerusalem and learn from education docents at Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Museum in Israel. They also attend an Educator Seminar in Jerusalem and also experienced home hospitality in the Partnership region.
For two weeks in July, Jacksonville played host to an incredible teen delegation and their chaperone from our Partnership city of Hadera, Israel. The Israelis enjoyed their interactions with campers at many of our local Jewish Day Camps including the JCA Theater Camp and Camp Sabra, Camp Sheves Achim at Etz Chaim and also at Camp Ki Tov at the Jacksonville Jewish Center. In addition to working at the camps, the teens shared an evening of music with the residents at The Coves and experienced many fun local outings including The Great Escape Room, a historic tour of St. Augustine, a Peterbrooke Chocolate class and a painting afternoon at Yes You Canvas.
Music by Aaron Abel, Lyrics by Noa Sabach