by: SJ reporter - Last updated: 2005-11-15
Jewish schoolchildren in the UK and in Israel have been "twinned" in a new project set up by the UJIA and Partnership 2000.
The two schools are North Cheshire Jewish Primary School in Manchester and Nof Galil Primary School in Merom Hagalil.
Since launching in the summer, teachers from both schools have developed ongoing dialogue with teams from both schools visiting the other and discussing joint projects that will benefit the children.
Included in the themes they share together are the Jewish calendar and the Jewish life cycle. Each month the two schools are also set to work on a curriculum project together
NCJPS Head teacher Norma Massel said: "The whole experience we had was life enhancing and gave us all an insight into life in the North of Israel and a very positive view of Israel. It was particularly advantageous for us to see the positive contribution of the UJIA to the region and how important the Merom Hagalil project is for all of us."