Building an Educational Bridge: Israel Partnership 2Gether

On December 12-13, CJF's Director of Strategic Initiatives, Rebecca Engel, and our professional partner from Israel, Dana Barzuri Battat, visited Northwood Academy and Montessori Community School to teach about Chanukah and Israel to 1st -6th graders. They also met with administrators at Porter Gaud and then lit candles with 9th graders from the African American and Jewish community at Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim as part of the Teens Talk It Up Interfaith Arts Project​ Teens Talk It Up Interfaith Arts Project and learned songs with Robin Shuler, KKBE's Musical Director.

This program builds cultural connections between schools in the Charleston area and schools in our sister region in Israel, Hadera-Eiron. If you know a school or educator that would like to learn more about this component of CJF's "Partnership 2Gether" Initiative, contact Rebecca at

To learn more about Partnership 2Gether, visit…/partnership-2gether-conn…


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