Israel / Overseas Programs


Keeping Israel and overseas Jewish communities safe, strong and prosperous has always been one of our top priorities. We provide meaningful support in times of need while, at the same time, promoting individual connections through travel opportunities, educational programs and cultural exchanges. Opportunities to get involved abound.


Partnership 2GETHER: St. Paul/Israel


This program creates a living bridge between the Jews of Israel and the Jews of Diaspora to strengthen Jewish identity and form a strong, stable and united global community with Israel at its center.

What is Partnership 2Gether (P2G)?

Partnership 2Gether is a program of the Jewish Federation of Greater St. Paul and the Jewish Agency for Israel, designed to cultivate people-to-people relationships, projects and professional programs between St. Paul and our partner region, Sovev Kinneret, in Israel. Volunteers from St. Paul collaborate with their Israeli counterparts on cultural, social and educational exchanges.

Where is our "Partnership region?

The St. Paul Jewish community is paired with the Sovev Kinneret region in northern Israel. It includes the communities of the city of Tiberias, the Lower Galilee, the Jordan River Valley and Kvar Tavor.

We share the partnership with Milwaukee, Madison and Tulsa.

How does P2G work?

Through a committee comprised of community leaders from St. Paul, Milwaukee, Madison, Tulsa and the Sovev Kinneret region, we collaborate on community development projects and exchange programs each year. St. Paul Jewish community members can visit and volunteer in our Partnership Region.

Birthright Israel


An unprecedented partnership between the people of Israel through their government, local Jewish communities, and the Jewish Agency for Israel, to provide college-age young adults, 18-26 with their first educational peer-group trip to Israel for free. Learn more

Passport to Israel


Passport to Israel is a savings incentive program that encourages families to start saving early for a child's educational Israel experience. The Jewish community believes that this type of experience is important for our youth. Learn more



E. David Fischman Scholarship provides scholarships to Israeli students who want to attend top U.S. universities and return to Israel to apply their education and experience in their homeland.

Supporting Israel & the World


We proudly support the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) and the Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI) to help provide a safety net of services to Jews in need in 70 countries around the world. Learn more