Partnership 2GETHER: St. Paul/Israel

St. Paul's partnership with the Sovev Kinneret 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.

Shahar Cohen, Community Shaliach


Meet our new Shaliach, Shahar Cohen! Shahar is 23 years old and grew up in a town called Shoham, 15 minutes from the airport and 30 minutes from Tel Aviv. She was released from the army six months ago after four years of service. In high school, her majors were chemistry and theatre. Shahar was also a guide and a guide coordinator in the Israeli scouts. She loves theatre, show productions, travel, and hiking, recently returning from a three-month trip to South America. My hobbies include CrossFit, reading books, and watching movies. I’m very excited to come to Saint Paul, meet everyone and be part of the community.


We are grateful to have Shahar working in our community! Contact her at or 651-353-2670.

Sovev Kinneret

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This upcoming year of 2020/21 due to covid 19, our partnership had to think outside of the box. We have come up with some amazing virtual projects to do together:

Continuing Shaliach Program, Changing 2Gether-volunteering in our Communities, Virtual Second Generation Survivors Education Series, Virtual Special Education Seminar Series, School Twinning (partnering classrooms in St Paul/Israel), StartUp2Gether (Farm Tech), Israel Book Club, Women Hoping 2Gether, Zooming 2Gether, Zicaron Teamim, and Kol Koreh.

Do any of these projects interest you or want more information on a particular project? Do you have or want a connection to Israel? Do you have any ideas, interests, want to meet new people, make new friends or just want to volunteer for an important cause?

We are always looking for new community members to join our P2G committee and family.

Please contact Stacy Dockman, Community Program Coordinator at or 651-695-3182 and find out all of the opportunities available and become a part of this exciting and important partnership.

What is Partnership 2Gether (P2G)?

Partnership 2Gether is a program of the St. Paul Jewish Federation 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.


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.

How does P2G work?

Through a committee comprised of community leaders from St. Paul, Milwaukee, 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.


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.




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.

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

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

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