The Jewish Agency is establishing a new international twinning network connecting hundreds of Diaspora schools with schools in Israel. Formally launched during a Chanukah candle-lighting ceremony yesterday, the goal is to create real ties between students and teachers on both sides, strengthen the image of Israel among students abroad and allow them to experience Israel in a very real way – not as depicted in the media. At the same time, the program will allow Israeli students to become more familiar with the Diaspora. The program will contain both virtual and in-person components.
The first phase will include 200 schools from Israel and 200 schools from around the world, including schools from the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Australia, South Africa, Switzerland, Mexico, England, Russia, Hungary, Argentina and Turkey.