17 Israeli Women Are Coming to Louisville from the Western Galilee to Discuss Interethnic Cooperation

Over the years, Partnership2Gether has provided many opportunities for enrichment through joint programs here in Louisville, in the Western Galilee in Israel, in the other American communities that are part of our Central Area Consortium and in Budapest, Hungary.

The next opportunity will come Tuesday-Thursday, September 27-29, when the Women Cooking: A Dialogue delegation will be in Louisville on the final leg of their visit to Consortium communities. They will also be stopping in Indianapolis and Northwest Indiana.

This delegation is a group of 17 Jewish and Arab Israeli women who are coming to talk about interethnic cooperation and coexistence. The community is invited to join a discussion with the delegation on Wednesday, September 28, at 10 a.m. at the Muhammad Ali Center and a dinner at The Temple at 6:30 p.m. the same day. There is no charge for either event, but please RSVP to Jewish Community Relations Council Director Matt Goldberg, mgoldberg@jewishlouisville.org or 502-238-2707.

While in Louiville, the delegation will also visit Louisville Beit Sefer Yachad, The Temple Hebrew School, St. Francis of Assisi and several high schools, including Assumption and Manual.

The women are coming to dispel some myths about Israel and show that cooperation and acceptance exist there. They range in age from their 20’s to their 50’s and most of them are married with children. They are teachers, social workers, business people and entrepreneurs. Several of them work as mentors for Youth Futures, a Jewish Agency program for at-risk children.

All of them believe that Jews and Arabs can work together in Israel to build a better future for all.

Louisville has been part of Partnership2Gether since its inception in 1997. Members of the Central Area Consortium that is partnered with Israel’s Western Galilee Region are Des Moines, IA; Ft. Wayne, Indianapolis and South Bend, IN; Northwest Indiana; Louisville; Buffalo, NY; Dayton, Toledo and Youngstown, OH; and Austin and Ft. Worth, TX.

In the Western Galilee, the Partnership includes the city of Akko, the Matte Asher region of kibbutzim and towns, and the Galilee Medical Center in Nahariya. The Partnership also includes Budapest, Hungary.

For more information about Partnership2Gether and the individual opportunities available to you, contact Matt Goldberg.

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