Partnership2Gether (P2G) is a collaboration between Sister Cities - Minneapolis and Rehovot. It is also a partnership between organizations, the Israel Center of the Minneapolis Jewish Federation, The Jewish Agency, Municipality of Rehovot, Sabes JCC, and Rimon: The Minnesota Jewish Arts Council.
This project is composed of 22 artists. Each Rehovot artist was paired with a Minneapolis artist and made use of a variety of communication platforms to discuss content introduced by our facilitators. Together they explored and shared their responses.
Our theme was: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow Israel@70. This theme was an invitation for artists to share their own perspectives and experiences about Israel with someone whose views might be similar or different from theirs. Each session was thoughtfully guided with directed discussion and the possibility of opening new channels for deeper connection and understanding of others and Israel.
Four Minneapolis group study sessions were led by Meryll Page with monthly conversations between artistic partners using chevruta (group study) curriculum.
The project culminates with a final exhibition in Minneapolis and Rehovot. You can find a virtual exhibition here.
Meryll Page is a teacher and writer. She has taught history and Jewish studies for 39 years. Upon retiring from teaching Meryll has entered the age of “yes, I can do that!” Meryll co-facilitated the Minneapolis Jewish Artists' Lab for the past five years. She also writes a weekly column for the synagogue newsletter connecting food and the weekly Torah portion. You can find both recipes and discussion at her Tasting Torah site.
She is a consultant to the Minnesota Humanities Center as they launch a feasibility study about setting up a Humanities Institute for Minnesota teachers and found time to write and publish a non-fiction work, Jewish Luck, co-authored with her sister.
Partners & Coordinators
Sabina Schkolnik Saad and Cheryl Locketz Veiner are visual artists as well as our Israeli coordinators. Together with Meryll Page, they created the curriculum for the project. You can learn more about them and the other artists at Artist Bios.
In addition to our artist coordinators we also have representatives of several of our partner organizations who are actively engaged in the coordination of this program.
They include Robyn Awend of the Minneapolis Sabes JCC, Brenda Ganot of the Jewish Agency for Israel and Eilat Harel of the Minneapolis Jewish Federation and Israel Center. You can learn more about the many talents they bring to this project at Partners.
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