PARTNERSHIP2GETHER, a program of the Jewish Agency and the Jewish Federations of North America, promotes personal relationships between 17 U.S. Jewish communities; Budapest, Hungary; and Israel’s Western Galilee through cultural, educational, social, medical and economic programs. PARTNERSHIP2GETHER is made up of an inclusive and active network of people focused on the mutual exchange of ideas and programs with the goal of developing relationships to strengthen our global Jewish Identity. Our programs are dedicated to connecting people and making a difference.


Through the P2G programs, our community members can be agents of change and create stronger bonds between the people in our communities. Canton, Dayton, Toledo and Youngstown, Ohio; Fort Wayne, Indianapolis, Northwest Indiana and South Bend, Indiana; Louisville, Kentucky; Peoria and Springfield, Illinois; Des Moines, Iowa; Omaha, Nebraska; Buffalo, New York; and Austin, Fort Worth and San Antonio, Texas are linked with Budapest, Hungary and with the city of Akko and the Mateh Asher Regional Council in the Western Galilee, the most northern part of Israel on the Mediterranean coast.


For more information about Partnership2Gether, including upcoming events, please visit


Women Leading a Dialogue 2022


In November, 17 women from Israel’s Western Galilee region came to Toledo as part of a program called Women Leading a Dialogue. This special, multi-cultural, women’s empowerment Partnership2Gether program brings Jewish and Arab women together for a dialogue. The women of the group get to know each other, go out on field trips, and celebrate holidays together. While strengthening their bonds, they also enhance their leadership skills.


While in town, the women met with over 100 Jewish and non-Jewish community members at three events. They also went on a tour and private glassblowing demonstration at the Toledo Museum of Art, made glass flowers at Gathered Glassblowing Studio, volunteered at the Islamic Food Bank, toured the Islamic Center of Greater Toledo and Congregation B’nai Israel, and more.

A special thank you to Laurie Gross, Anita Levin, Rhoda Miller, Fagie Benstein, Ann and Howard Rosenberg, Larry and Diane Friedman, and Barbara and Jim Goodman for providing home hospitality.

After a difficult few weeks in our Partnership region of Akko and Matte Asher, we have updates about the situation from two Israelis living in the region.

Click on their videos to watch.

Tanja Ronen

Ayelet May 26, 2021