Partnership2Gether (P2G) With Nesher, Israel
To enhance the way our community values their Jewish identity as part of the Jewish peoplehood and culture, as well as their connection to our homeland.
Forming a real, genuine connection between the communities of Nesher, Israel and the Jewish community of Broward County and creating a real, meaningful impact on both communities.
Bring Israel to Your Home:
This unique opportunity will enrich your family as you bring a little bit of Israel into your home. When you become a Nesher Delegation host family, you will create memories and build lifelong friendships and partnerships.
Make an impact and become an Ambassador for our Broward County/Nesher Partnership. To learn more and be entered into our host family database: click here
Do you know an IDF lone soldier from Broward County?
We know warm families in our partnership city that would love to be their home away from home!
Let’s make a “shidduch”
Some of our high-school graduates in Broward choose to serve in the IDF. As they leave their families behind and go on this brave journey in Israel, we want to make sure they are not alone. Our Partnership offers to pair adopting families in Nesher that will be there for them; invite them over for holidays, celebrate birthdays, attend their IDF ceremonies etc. Our warm, welcoming, and loving families in Nesher are honored to care for our brave souls for us.
To learn more and to get involved: click here
Connecting our Broward Jewish schools with the schools in Nesher to establish educational, cultural, and social ties between educators, students, and parents in our communities based on our common peoplehood.
G2 - Global inter-generational initiative
An ongoing program for Grandparents and their pre-Bar Mitzvah grandchildren, designed to nurture Jewish identity growth through conversations and activities surrounding philanthropy, Israel, family, and community. The program includes local sessions, virtually connecting with grandparents and pre-Bar Mitzvah grandchildren in Nesher, and ends with a week long grandparents-grandchildren journey in Israel during winter break.
Two young adult leaders and our federation’s Horizons Leadership Program alumni experiencing authentic Nesher and engaging with Nesher’s young adult leaders; Nesher-Horizons members and alumni. Broward Horizons alumni get to volunteer in a variety of social activities to better understand the region and its population, explore the life and culture of young adults in Nesher through their community involvement and local social activism. This projects goal is to connect the young adults in our communities and provide them with the education and tools to lead a peer-to-peer social community engagement project locally.
Educators Visit to their Overseas School Twinning Partner
Two educators who lead the school twinning project in their schools with dedication and excitement, get to travel overseas to visit their school twinning partner and connect with the local community with the expectation to deepen their commitment to connecting their schools and students to their overseas twinning school and install values of global Jewish unity.
Kefiada Day Camp in Nesher
Two Broward students (18-22) with camp work experience get to travel to Nesher for three weeks to become day camp counselors in the Nesher summer day camp, the Kefiada. Students bring Jewish-American culture to Nesher campers through music, games and special activities from their past experience as counselors at summer camps in the US. The Broward students stay at our Partnership owned apartment in Nesher for an authentic local experience, and of course, a warm home hospitality for Shabbat dinners at local Nesher families.
AMHSI Nesher Shabbat
A fruitful collaboration between Alexander Muss High School in Israel offers all Broward students of the summer semester a unique opportunity for a weekend spent with local Israeli teens in Nesher including social activities, volunteering, home hospitality, and the authentic experience of living like a local in Israel. The teens form an instant bond, making local Israeli friends for life!
Yuval Yankovich Teen Delegation to Broward
Twelve selected teens from Nesher with youth leadership experience get to work as counselors at the JCC summer camp Kadima during the Israel week. The charismatic teen delegation infuses love and connection to Israel among the JCC campers, staff and their local host families.
Momentum Trip to Israel – Women Mifgash (encounter)
The Momentum Women’s Trip to Israel educates and engages Jewish mothers deeply with our Jewish heritage. An enhancement to the trip allows our Broward mothers to visit Nesher and meet with Israeli mothers to converse and connect. Five selected Nesher mothers join the entire trip to form real and deep connections with the Broward mothers on this meaningful journey.
Israel Education (Partnership) Committee Co-Chairs
Karen Lapco Dombey
Karen Lapco Dombey was born in the US, but raised in Caracas, Venezuela, as part of the very active Jewish Community. Emigrated to South Florida in 2004, with her husband and 4 children.
Her passion for Jewish Education, Community building and the centrality of Israel in Jewish life have driven her path to leadership through all of Karen’s life.
She currently sits on the Board of the Jewish Federation of Broward County, co-Chairing both the Israel Education Committee and the Israel and Overseas Impact Team. Also is a proud Committee Member of the Board of Governors of JAFI, sits on the Board of Advisors of JAFINA, is part of the Partnership Global Council and a Trustee of Broward County Jewish Women Foundation, as well as a David Posnack Jewish Day School’s Main Campus and East Campus Boards of Trustees’ Past Chair and current member.
Karen holds a BA in Journalism and Mass Media from the Universidad Central de Venezuela.
Gary Opper has a passion for Israel and is Co-Chair of the Israel Education Committee with Karen Dombey and past Co-Chair of the Israel and Overseas Impact Team. He invites you to join us in making eternal connections with Israel and our twin sister, Nesher. He has held leadership positions in the CPA and mortgage lending professions. He continues to provide leadership, business and financial expertise to the Jewish community as a trustee of the Jewish Community Foundation and the Chair of the Gift Acceptance Committee and the Premium Sharing Program Audit Committee.
He is a CPA and graduate of the University of Florida with a BSBA in Accounting and a Master of Taxation degree from Florida International University. Gary Opper was born in Florida. He enjoys visiting Israel and Nesher, while working with the senior citizens, teens, and children. He also volunteers at three museums and Honor Flight South Florida.
Want to join the Israel Education Committee and
become a part of our Partner2Gether leadership?
Contact Lital today!
Community Relations Council
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North Broward Community
2,000 packages delivered to IDF lone soldiers, providing support and comfort.