Shutafut – School Partnership Programs

Strengthening Connections to the Global Jewish Community



The JETS Shutafut Israel partnership program bonds together Israeli and Diaspora students using easy to use web tools (educational technology) to explore and examine issues of mutual interest together while simultaneously building trust and relationships with their peers on the other side of the ocean.



Students communicate asynchronously through user-friendly online tools that enables meaningful communication that is not hampered by time zone differences. To see more about how it works, see our video presentation.



The relationships between students fostered by JETS school partnerships help strengthen their personal Jewish identity, develop a greater sense of connection to and responsibility for the “Global Jewish Community”, and gain a deeper understanding of current issues facing Jews in the Diaspora and in Israel.



New Jersey

New York

Richmond, Virginia

Detroit, Michigan

Number of Students

Number of Schools

Educational Goals

Build a stronger sense of the students' personal Jewish identity and group consciousness.

Enhance the connection and sense of responsibility to the global Jewish community

Develop a deeper understanding of current issues facing Jews in the Diaspora and in Israel.

Clarify values relating to issues and challenges facing the world Jewish community.

Maximize the experience

JETS collaborates with participating schools to maximize the effectiveness of shutafut experiences by providing the following services:

  • Curriculum Design and Development
  • Teacher Training
  • Student Orientation
  • Maintaining and Monitoring the Online Student Communication Forum
  • Ongoing Feedback for Teachers

“While much of the shutafut communication is done asynchronously, some opportunities for live distance communication can be organized by JETS using video-conferencing or computer-conferencing technology. In addition, JETS can organize on-site meetings and activities for schools that send student delegations to Israel.

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