Yachad and the Israel Center of the Minneapolis Jewish Federation are excited to announce that applications are open for our SECOND cohort of the Partnership2Gether Teen Exchange program.
Partnership2gether is a program of the Jewish Agency for Israel which provides opportunities for 500 Jewish communities worldwide to participate in cultural, educational and social exchanges with Israeli communities. These programs strengthen the bonds between Israel and the diaspora through Jewish ‘sister city’ pairings.
Minneapolis is paired with the city of Rehovot, one of the first modern communities founded in the State of Israel. Through this program teens will explore the Western, Jewish and Israeli landscapes that shape their Jewish identity and realities. Teens will explore the big ideas that shape the contemporary Jewish experience through their own views and the views of their peers in Israel. This experience includes a trip to Rehovot, Israel for the American teens and a trip to Minneapolis for the Israeli teens. This cultural exchange creates a lasting and transformational dialogue between America and in Israel’s teens!
Apply today to be a part of this unique experience!
What do teens and families have to say about participating in the P2G Teen Exchange?
“P2G is more than just a trip to Israel, it’s a chance to learn about the Jewish people and build connections for the Jewish future.” – Yoni Lui, teen participant
“Our son truly had the most amazing experience. Thank you for taking these kids on such a wonderful journey. He came home and told me that he has made friends from Israel that will last for life.” – Heidi Geller, parent
“Our son’s experience on the trip to Israel was life-changing. He can be a guy of few words but he was sad to come home and he gained so much in this experience. This trip gave him a much deeper love and interest in Israel and he is anxious to go back. Thank you so much for your dedication, time and hard work and making this such a successful experience. It really worked! You are extraordinary!” -Sarah Norsted, parent
“What makes P2G unique from other Israel programs is that it shows you what life in Israel is really like.” – Benji Ribnik, teen participant