Your whole family will benefit from the special experience of hosting Israeli counselors from Camp JCC for a week or two in the summer.
Do your children attend religious school? Ask how you can take part in this penpal program that directly connects families in Yoav with families in the Lehigh Valley.
Partnership2Gether, a program of the Jewish Agency for Israel, connects the Jewish community of the Lehigh Valley with residents of the Yoav Regional Council in Israel. We view these links as a crucial factor in strengthening our communities, and enhancing their prosperity, both in Israel and at home. We are part of a global network of 45 communities, which are designed to serve as the primary infrastructure for developing a cohesive relationship between the communities of the Jewish people.
The partnership initiates face-to-face encounters with members of the Israeli community of Yoav, and with their way of life, encourages the community members to look into, and deepen, their bond with the Jewish people and Israel and serves as an incubator for developing ideas and initiatives in education, Jewish identity and community.
The Yoav Regional Council was established in 1952. It contains 14 communities, primarily kibbutzim and moshavim, and has around 7,000 residents. Its area stretches from Re’em Junction in the north to Kiryat Gat in the south, Beit Govrin to the east and Givati Junction in the west.
ABOUT OUR PROGRAMS
Each year, our partnership community sends teens to Camp JCC in the Lehigh Valley and hosts missions and visitors from the Lehigh Valley. The partnership supports a number of projects in Yoav in the fields of Jewish renewal, leadership development and community empowerment. The partnership is headed by a steering committee of volunteers from Yoav communities and volunteers from the Lehigh Valley.
Current projects include: