For almost 20 years, the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle has had an important partnership with two communities in southern Israel, Kiryat Malachi and Hof Ashkelon.
We work as part of the Partnership2Gether (Israel, Seattle, Phoenix and Tucson) Partnership to bring volunteers together from these Jewish communities with the people of Kiryat Malachi and Hof Ashkelon to help develop and support one of Israel’s most economically challenged regions. Learn more about the specific projects we support. Partnership2Gether is one of more than 46 partnerships developed by the Jewish Agency For Israel to help world Jewish communities connect to Israelis as partners working together and not in the traditional donor-recipient model.
We have helped judge entries in the sixth annual Chuck Simpson-Netanel Peretz Memorial Art Contest, in which children from seven day and supplemental schools participated. Children submitted great drawings consistent with this year's theme of the 12 months in the Jewish year. Winning submissions from children in Kiryat Malachi and Hof Ashkelon, and from children in Seattle, Phoenix and Tucson will be used to produce a beautiful calendar for the year 5774. Two examples of submitted art work, from students attending schools at Congregation Beth Israel in Bellingham and Congregation Beth Shalom in Seattle, are presented here for your viewing pleasure.