Source: The Jewish Press
The Jewish Agency Global School Twinning Network Program has succeeded in pairing more than 600 schools in advance of the new academic year. The program, geared to connect Jewish youth in Israel and the Diaspora, pairs 300 of the 4,900 schools in Israel with Jewish schools around the world, such as Uruguay, Peru, Hungary, Russia, and Azerbaijan.
The Global School Twinning Network is part of the Jewish Agency’s “Partnership2Gether” (P2G) family of programs, which share a goal of bringing Jewish Federation communities together with Israelis and cultivating relationships through joint projects and shared experiences.
The network has grown from 360 schools to 650 schools in less than five years, with 52,000 students participating in the program last year.
Participating Israeli schools may be either religious or secular, and the schools abroad represent a wide swath of the various streams of Judaism in the Diaspora. The program is available to all ages from kindergarten through 12th grade.
Teachers of participating schools also engage in a joint training program and plan content and activities for the new school year together.
Read the entire story in The Jewish Press.