Israel & Overseas


Ramim is a Partnership2Gether (P2G) initiative that offers opportunities for one-to-one connections between Rochester and our partner city of Modi’in, Israel. Program participants will become part of a group made up of dynamic individuals here at home and work together with a similar group of people in Israel. Within those groups, each participant will be paired with a partner (ages 35-55) from Modi’in.


Both groups will meet monthly—in Rochester and Israel, respectively—delving deep into Jewish topics (religious practices, Jewish expression, ethnicity, politics, etc.) with opportunities for collaborative learning along the way. The experience culminates with our overseas partners visiting us in Rochester, followed by our group traveling around Israel to further explore our own Jewish identity and dive deeper into what it means to be Jewish and how that fits into the landscape of where we live.

Following the unforgettable travel experience, you will plan and participate in a community impact project informed by both groups’ shared journey. 

The Ramim experience, which is sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Greater Rochester in conjunction with the Jewish Agency For Israel, will change you, your community, and your world.

Rochester's Neal Morchower and Yair Zadok of Modi'in discuss the powerful partnership they formed through Ramim. 

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