Created by The Jewish Agency for Israel, Partnership2Gether (P2G) aims to connect a city in the Diaspora with a city or region in Israel. Since 2006, our Jewish Federation has partnered with the Eshkol region, a 300-square-mile portion of Israel’s western Negev desert bordering Egypt and Gaza.
Over the years, many Capital Region people have visited the region and shared personal experiences around what life in the Negev in an agricultural community is like. Through curated opportunities to learn from and grow with each other, our teens, community members, elders, and young professionals have created deep and meaningful connections with those who call Eshkol home. This makes it an amazing resource to connect with real people every day and easier to call upon each other for support, such that when times are tough, we can have immediate responses. Our Jewish Federation, in partnership with P2G’s efforts, encompasses areas like technology, arts programs, schools, youth, and a young-adult center.
We invite you to include a visit to the Eshkol region on your own on your next trip to Israel or join us through one of our community missions.