The SNEC/Afula-Gilboa Partnership 2Gether
Partnership2Gether (P2G) is a project dedicated to foster connections between Israelis and worldwide Jewry, as part of the Jewish Agency for Israel's partnerships platform. Our Partnership creates meaningful encounters between Israelis living in the Afula-Gilboa region in Israel and Jews living in 11 Jewish communities in Connecticut and Massachusetts, including: Upper Fairfield County, Stamford, Western Connecticut, Eastern Connecticut, Greater Hartford, Greater New Haven, The Berkshires, Western Massachusetts, Central Massachusetts, and New Bedford -- commonly known as SNEC: Southern New England Consortium. We believe this engagement is a vital element in strengthening our communities both in Israel and overseas.
Our partnership engages a wide variety of community-members by offering "living bridge" programs, connecting youth, students, professionals, artists, community leaders, schools, and others. By hosting delegations on both sides of the ocean, we create meaningful face-to-face encounters. The partnership supports community-development programs, creating a significant impact and generating real change in the lives of the less fortunate in the Afula-Gilboa region.
One of the partnership’s most celebrated initiatives is The Young Emissaries program, where pairs of recent high-school graduates from Israel postpone their military service for a year in order to volunteer in Jewish communities throughout New England, sharing their love of Israel. Through this program, we help to inspire community-members in Israel and overseas to explore and broaden their connection to the Jewish People and to Israel.