Three teachers at the Louisville Beit Sefer Yachad (LBSY), Amy Danino, Karen Feder and Rachel Goldman, have been accepted to be among the dozen American teachers participating in the Partnership2Gether Teacher’s Seminar in Israel this summer. The seminar, designed to expand the twinning program between American and Israel students, will take place in Nahariya in the Western Galilee during the second week in June.
Currently, LBSY students in the 2nd, 5th, 6th and 8th grades participate in twinning activities with Israel students. The 8th grade is paired with an extracurricular photography class from Akko, and the other LBSY students collaborate with students at the Shalom Aleichem School in Betzet.
Amy Danino (5th grade) and Karen Feder (8th grade) are already involved in twinning activities and hope to use this experience to strengthen the ties of their classrooms to their Israeli counterparts and to reinforce their relationships with their Israeli counterparts. Rachel Goldman will be teaching 4th grade next year, a class to which she and LBSY plan to expand the twinning experience. The school hopes to expand and strengthen its ties with the partnership region as a result of its teachers attending this seminar.
Funding for this trip has been made possible by the Jewish Foundation of Louisville and contributions from clergy of the congregations served by LBSY.