Israel and International Partnerships Blog
The Israel and International Partnerships Department develops networks in and among Boston, Haifa, Israel and Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine to build community, pursue social justice, and support Israel. With our Ukrainian partners, we coordinate the Dnepropetrovsk Kehillah Project, contributing to the renewal of Jewish communal life in the Former Soviet Union. With our partners in Haifa, we oversee Shiluvim, CJP's project to empower Ethiopian Israelis, and faciliate our Learning Exchange, which brings together socially responsible leaders from Boston and Haifa for mutual learning and relationship building. We are also building a network of support and engagement with Israel, including study tours to Israel for Boston-area professionals.
The Israel and International Partnerships blog offers up-to-date posts from staff, leaders, and volunteers reflecting on their experiences and their passion for their work. If you've participated in any of our activities, we encourage you to add your voice to our blog- please be in touch with Hilary Stiss (617) 457-8670 about submitting a post.
Posted on December 14, 2012 by Rabbi Jim Morgan
This week, as my family has lit the Chanukah candles, I have placed the Soviet Jewry Movement and Boston’s participation in the Dnepropetrovsk Kehillah Project alongside the rededication of the Temple as miracles to be thankful for.
Posted on November 13, 2012 by Rabbi Jim Morgan
Greetings from Dnepropetrovsk! I am here, along with a small delegation from Boston’s JCRC and CJP, to celebrate the opening of the community’s new Menorah Center, the largest Jewish communal building in the world, which contains a museum of Ukrainian Jewry and the Holocaust, a hotel, a hostel, a shopping mall (with a kosher supermarket), and office space for community organizations.
Posted on November 7, 2012 by JCRC of Greater Boston
In September 2012, a three day zoo-therapy seminar was held at Dnepropetrovsk Educational Resource Center (ERC) and attended by JDC professionals. The seminar was facilitated academically by Gordon College, a Teacher’s College in Haifa, Israel and supported by the Boston Jewish Community.
Posted on June 12, 2012 by Matthew Feinberg
The first week of camp has been amazing! Tuesday morning we all went to the courtyard at the school for the Opening Ceremony. The students were all very excited to meet us and welcome us into their school. While the students spent their morning learning Torah and English, we were planning fun activities for the afternoon. All the kids really enjoyed playing name games and telling us about their family.
Posted on June 6, 2012 by Jordi Goodman
Howdy from Dnep!! Today was the first day of the 2012 English Immersion Camp!
Posted on May 23, 2012 by Penny Goodman
Posted on April 5, 2012 by Katy Erker
Posted on March 22, 2012 by Ceronne Berkeley Daly
Posted on February 10, 2012 by Joe Funn
Posted on November 14, 2011 by Hilary Stiss