This partnership focuses on:
Fostering coexistence among Israeli Jews and Arabs
Building the next generation of young leadership
The Jewish Federation of Western, CT has contributed to this partnership through donations that have helped to improve education, security, and health care for the people of this region. SNEC believes that through joint action in support of the Afula-Gilboa Region we can have a more meaningful impact on helping all of the people of the Region.
Afula is an urban center providing key services for the Jezre’el Valley. It is only eight miles from Jenin (a Palestinian city just north of the West Bank) and a frequent target for terrorists. In the 1980’s Afula struggled to absorb many immigrants coming from Ethiopia and the Soviet Union. Afula is one of Israel’s most strategic and demographically challenged areas.
The Gilboa region is made up of kibbutzim, moshavim, and Jewish and Arab-Israeli villages which share an 11 mile stretch across the Seam Line with the Palestinian Authority.