Israel Partnership 2Gether: Hadera-Eiron Southeastern Consortium

  • Brandon Fish (CJF Professional) and his Leadership 2Gether Partner, Eliyahu Karev

  • CEOs, professionals and lay leaders come together to plan P2G programming

  • Addlestone Hebrew Academy 8th graders visit schools in Hadera

  • Julie Malka experiences home hospitality with Shimrit Orgal in Hadera

  • Local educator Danielle Bellack celebrates Shabbat with her host, Nili Trabelsi

  • Educators from all over the South East US and Hadera, Israel enjoy a food tour in the Mahane Yehuda Market

  • Local teen, Lily Bluestein, experiences home hospitality, volunteering and tourism in Israel



Partnership 2Gether: Shortening the Distance Between Us

Partnership 2Gether (P2G) creates relationships between the people of the Hadera-Eiron region in Israel and 10 southeastern US communities. Here in Charleston, that has so far manifested itself in peer to peer programs for young leaders, customized touring and home hospitality in the region for Charlestonians that visit Israel, and educational programming that connects teachers and students between the two communities.

Our thoughts were with our P2G family in Hadera during the recent violence in Israel. To show solidarity with our Israeli counterparts, each city in our consortium sent in a special message of support.

Charleston is one of ten Southeastern cities that is proud to partner with the Hadera Eiron Region.

Participating Communities


  • City of Hadera
  • Pardes Hanna Karkur Local Council
  • Manashe Regional Council
  • Alona Regional Council 



  • Czech Republic 


United States:

  • Lee & Charlotte Counties (For Myers), FL
  • Jacksonville, FL
  • Pinella, Pasco Counties, FL
  • Flagler, Volusia Counties, FL
  • Charlotte, NC
  • Greensboro, NC
  • Charleston, SC
  • Chattanooga, TN
  • Knoxville, TN
  • Nashville, TN
  • Richmond, VA



The Hadera-Eiron Region is situated 28 miles north of Tel Aviv

As a regional center, Hadera-Eiron has a commuter-belt of 250,000 people.

Approximately 25% of the population is comprised of Ethiopian and Russian olim (immigrants)

Hadera was founded in 1891 by members of Hovevei Zion, a group of Zionist immigrants from Russia and Eastern Europe.

In the early days, agriculture was the main occupation of Hadera's settlers. They planted field and vegetable garden crops and citrus groves. But as the population of Hadera increased, the economy expanded and industrialized.

  • Technoda Hadera Givat Olga Science and Technology Education Center Classroom in Hadera

  • Ruach-Shtut farm in Hadera grows fruits without the use of poisonous substances and pesticides. This farm is set up so that everyone, including the elderly and people with disabilities, are able to enjoy the act of strawberry picking.

  • Educator Exchange

    We send teachers to Israel to learn about the Israeli school system . During their visit, educators tour in the region and learn about the history and culture of the Israeli people. "Twinning" programs, where classrooms can become pen pals, are also available to any teacher in the Charleston area.

  • Leadership 2Gether

    Our Leadership 2Gether program for young professionals lets you study Jewish leadership with an Israeli friend, followed by both a retreat in the Southeast and in Israel.

  • Tikkun Olam

    Each summer we send American teens to travel through Israel with their Israeli peers. Along with touring the country, the Americans are housed with families and instantly feel the unique experience of not being a tourist but instead being an Israeli. Later, the American teens reciprocate a similar experience here in Charleston with Israeli teens.

Visiting Israel? Put Hadera-Eiron on Your Itinerary.


We encourage anyone from Charleston who has plans to be in Israel to consider a visit to the region where you will be greeted by our friends, offered home hospitality, and provided with a customized behind-the-scenes and off-the-beaten-path tourism experience based on your interests. To start planning your visit, please contact Erin Boynton.