The Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey welcomed a delegation of community leaders from Nahariya, Israel, to Bergen County last week. The exchange of adult community leaders is part of the federation’s Partnership2Gether program; the program connects the federation’s sister city, Nahariya, with Bergen County.
The visitors learned about how Jews in the diaspora live and connect to Israel. They visited the Frisch School and Tenafly High School to see the difference between a Jewish day school and a public school. They also spent many hours with Federation’s Partnership2Gether planning committee.
According to Franci Steinberg, who chairs the local Partnership2Gether committee, “This is a great opportunity for our northern New Jersey committee to come together with our Israeli counterparts and plan Jewish Federation programming with our sister city of Nahariya. The Israeli leaders are also here to learn about our community and experience firsthand what life is like for American Jews living in the diaspora. It is important that we both understand each other’s community, challenges, and priorities in order to make our exchange programming most impactful.”