Karmiel

Established in 1964, as a settlement town in the Galilee, Karmiel now has a population of over 50,000 people living in the metropolitan area. Karmiel is also sister cities with Pittsburgh through the Federation’s Partnership 2000 project and the collaboration between the cities is truly magnificent! I’ve spent the past two days here meeting with a number of different individuals as we begin to plan a young adult mission to Israel for J’Burgh. We’ve been exploring volunteer opportunities, learning about educational programs focused on coexistence with the Arab Israelis living in the north, and today I even got to view a ropes course at Kibbutz Tuval. Overall, the programs we are planning on doing while in Israel are shaping up to be amazing, and I’m excited to write more about them, but for now, I’m going for a hike!

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