See more about our Partnership2Gether program, including videos and news, on the Jewish Agency for Israel
P2G connects 450 Jewish and Israeli communities in 46 city-to-city and region-to-region partnerships, engaging more than 350,000 participants each year in meaningful ongoing connections between Israelis and Jews around the world, through unique programs and one-on-one encounters. Volunteers from Madison collaborate with their Israeli counterparts on education, cultural exchanges, regional planning, medical care, ecological and economic development initiatives. Madison joined the P2G program in 2014 and shares the partnership region of Sovev Kinneret with Milwaukee and St Paul.
Young Adult Winter Delegation to Israel
February Trip Postponed - Stay Tuned for New Dates
We're sending a group of 7 young adults from Madison to tour and learn from their peers in Sovev Kinneret, our partnership region in Israel, as well as stops in Jerusalem, and Tel Aviv. All expenses paid except for the flight. Interested? We're currently accepting applications.
Active Seniors Small Group Israel Trip
March 18-26, 2019 (8 full days in Israel)
Join the St. Paul Jewish Federation, one of our P2G partners, for a unique Israel journey geared for travel-ready, intellectually-curious, American and Israeli active seniors. Application due by November 30, 2018.
MEET & GREET with Partnership2Gether (P2G) Leadership
Andrea Arbel, the Global Director of Partnership2Gether (a program of Jewish Agency for Israel) and Anat Sharvit, Director of our partnership region, discussed the program and their new global initiatives at Great Dane Hilldale on November 8, 2017.
Shin Shinim (Israeli Staff) at Camp Shalom: Thanks to the partnership we have with the Sovev Kinneret (Sea of Galilee) region in Israel through Partnership2Gether (P2G), a new program has began in summer 2017. We were excited to host two young Israeli counselors from the region, Yuval and Shir, who joined Camp Shalom as full-time staff during the summer, bringing with them a fresh Israeli spirit. Meet Shir and Yuval >
Reciprocal Birthright: In May 2017, a delegation of six students from the Sovev Kinneret region came to the Midwest, and together with local Madison students and young adults, they participated in what we called Reciprocal Birthright. The visiting Israelis had the opportunity to see, learn and understand Jewish life in USA, the challenges and perspectives. It was amazing.
See more about the visit >
See the photos on Facebook >
Run2Gether: 10 Israelis from our partner region, Sovev Kinneret, came to Madison to run in the Madison Marathon, get to know members of our community, and see all the major Madison sites in a cultural exchange.
Medical Clowns: A team of Medical Clowns from Israel were hosted by Madison as part of a professional exchange. The Medical Clown Program is a supportive profession in Israel that helps reduce stress, anxiety, and fear patients experience and aids in healing. The medical Clowns are trained in psychology, social work, nursing, and theater and work hand in hand with medical professionals. The medical needs populations they serve include: children, aging adults, sexual abuse and PTSD victims, and those with chronic illnesses, among others.
Young Leadership: Programs connecting young adults from the Yad Shoshany group in Israel with young adults here in Madison.
Kinneret People: An exhibit of 75 photographs by Naftali Oppenheim (1912-1953), from the Eretz Israel Museum, Tel Aviv, traveled to Madison for a gallery show. The exhibit documents the Jewish settlement in the Jordan Valley during the British Mandate, focusing particularly on everyday life in Kibbutz Ein Gev, located on the eastern shore of the Sea of Galilee in northern Israel, which is within the Madison Jewish community’s partnership region. Events included a lecture by exhibit curator, Guy Raz.
Tiberias Marathon Delegation: We sent 10 Madison runners to our partner region in Israel to run in the Tiberias Marathon. They got to know members of Sovev Kinneret community, and explore the region's sites. The runners wrote an online journal (each day written by a different runner) featuring the groups' travel, experiences, and photos. View Now >
For more information email Daniel Gil, our Shaliach, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Kinneret Tourism Website
Attractions, things to do, hotels, and places to eat in the Kinneret/Jordan Valley/Sea of Galilee area.
Deals & Discounts
Tourism discounts offered for activities in the region.
We sent a delegation of 10 runners to Israel for the Tiberias Marathon. Watch the trailer.