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Partner communities:

  • Merage JCC of Orange County, CA, USA
  • Kfar Yona Community Center, Israel

About the Project:

Teenagers from each community explore Jewish identity and social responsibility, each summer in a different partner community.

An executive delegation from Kfar Yona visited Merage JCC on November 2018. During the visit, a special program was included with the Amitim2.0 participants and their families as well as teachers and staff who have recently spent time in Kfar Yona. An important meeting with the Mayor of the city of Irvine, where Merage JCC is located, took place, where the Mayor of Kfar Yona and the Mayor of Irvine met and discussed future partnerships. Merage board welcomed the delegation with a reception and unveiling of a plaque that shows their commitment to the partnership.

Teens from Orange County had a joint seminar with Kfar Yona teens in Israel during the summer of 2017and 2019.

Teen seminar in Israel, 2017: