Teachers from Partnership Region Are Coming to Louisville in April

On Sunday, April 10, a delegation of Israeli educators from our Partnership region in the Western Galilee will be coming to Louisville to visit the city, spend time with educators in our Hebrew schools that they share connections with, and meet with teachers and observe classes in JCPS to exchange ideas and best practices.

Partnership2Gether is a program of the Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI) where communities of in the United States “twin” with communities in Israel. Louisville is a part of the Central Area Consortium, a group of 13 cities in the United States that share a region in Israel, the Western Galilee. Among the Israeli communities in our region are the historic city of Akko, Rosh Hanikra and Nahariya.

Cultural exchanges are an important part of Partnership, as is a vibrant medical exchange program. In Louisville we are particularly proud of our educational twinning programs, as we have several Hebrew School classes, at both LBSY and the Temple, with partner classes in Israel. These classes exchange art projects, Skype together and share with each other about their communities and their families.

The Jewish Community of Louisville invites the community to dinner and a unique education program with our Israeli delegation on Tuesday, April 12, at 6 p.m. in The J’s auditorium. It is a great opportunity to learn more about Israel from teachers who live there. The dinner will cost $7, and you can register online at www.jewishlouisville.org/partnership dinner. For more information, contact Matt Goldberg, 502-238-2707 or mgoldberg@jewishlouisville.org.

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