Israel Partnership 2Gether: Hadera-Eiron Southeastern Consortium

  • Leadership 2Gether Participants with Mayor John and Sandy Tecklenburg

  • Leadership 2Gether Retreat in Chattanooga, TN Read more about their experience

  • Educator Trip to Israel, December 2016

  • Michal Heiman and Denise Deveaux on Educator Mission Read more about Denise's trip

  • Leadership 2Gether Reunion in Charleston

  • Newt Klements and Eric Oser with Friends in Hadera Read more about their experience

  • Teens from Charlotte and Israel visiting TBonz

  • Teens from Israel and Charlotte on a Carriage Ride

  • Teens from Israel and Charlotte visit the Charleston Aquarium

  • Newt Klements and Eric Oser visit our friends in Hadera Read about their trip here

  • Michael Leibowitz giving a tour to a delegation of Israeli educators from Hadera

  • A great visit to Charleston Montessori

  • Israeli educator Iris Cohen with Charleston Host Ted Levin

  • Talking About Life in Israel with the Jewish Life Group at Porter Gaud

  • Teens from Charlotte and Israel enjoying a meal at Hyman's

  • Teens from Charlotte and Israel enjoying Fort Sumter

  • Elementary school in North Charleston learning about Israel

  • Thank you to our great local hosts for sharing their home hospitality!

  • Israeli educator Iris Cohen enjoying Chanukah In The Square in 2015

  • Educator Bridge: Teaching About Israel and Chanukah at Charleston Montessori

  • Educator Bridge: Teaching About Israel and Chanukah at Charleston Montessori

  • Educator Bridge: Teaching About Israel and Chanukah at Charleston Montessori

  • Educator Bridge: Teaching About Israel and Chanukah at Charleston Montessori

  • Educator Bridge: Meeting at Northwood Academy

  • Educator Bridge: Working with KKBE

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. 




Visiting Israel? Put Hadera on Your Itinerary.

Our friends in Hadera would love to show you around based on your interests, give you the chance to engage in a volunteer activity, and even offer you home hospitality. Truly an exclusive experience to learn about daily life in Israel off the beaten tourist path. To start planning your visit, please contact Erin at or 843-614-6491.




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


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



Newt Klements and Eric Oser with Friends in Hadera

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. Get into the next round by contacting Erin at

Partnership 2Gether's TikkunOlam Summer Exchange Trip To Israel for Teens
June 30- July 13, 2019

Open to all rising 10th and 11th graders in the Charleston area, Tikkun Olam Summer Exchange Trip is a once-in-a-lifetime experience to be hosted and feel a part of the family of an Israel teen. This incredible opportunity combines touring and community service, planned programs and free time with your Israeli family. Participating teens will:

  • Be hosted and feel a part of the family of an Israeli teen;
  • Travel through Israel with both American and Israeli friends from our ten Southeastern US Communities; and
  • Make friendships that will last a lifetime!

To register for this program contact Erin Boynton at by January 31, 2020. 

Are you a teacher or educator? Participate in our educator exchange program to bring Israel connections to your school, and participate in our retreat! Contact Erin at for more details.

P2G Ongoing Activities and Opportunities

P2G gathers and connects our communities, creating living proof that regardless of geographical distance, we are close in hearts and minds.

Educator Exchange

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

Leadership 2Gether

Charleston's premiere opportunity for young Jewish professionals to connect with Israeli peers and share their experiences, Jewish identity, and visit one another's countries.

Exchange Missions

Face-to-face encounters in a variety of professional and personal areas: artists, doctors, firefighters, teen youth missions and more.

How We Support Israel

Charleston Jewish Federation connects our local community to Israel in many ways. For more information on the agencies and programs that Federation supports overseas, click here.