G2: The Global Intergenerational Initiative

A People to People & Global Initiative

Share an Experience

Share Your Values

Grandma and granddaughter in kitchenG2 engages grandparents with their pre-teen grandchildren (5th-6th grade) as a “zug” (pair) to EXPLORE, SHARE, and EXPERIENCE their relationships to their families, local communities, Israel, and the Jewish people.

Grandparents will be able to share their own Jewish experiences and values, and pass down their Jewish legacy to their grandchildren, becoming change agents on a local and global level. G2 includes:

  • Peulot (activities during learning sessions) in which zugot will come together for innovative and exciting Jewish programming enabling grandparents to share their experiences of Jewish life and heritage, and inspiring the younger generation with their commitment to Jewish community, Jewish values and Israel.
  • Mesimot (adventurous assignments), value-based activities, done by each zug to deepen the relationship between grandparent and grandchild and put into practice Jewish values.

Grandfather and grandson texting on smartphoneG2: Part of Partnership2Gether's GLOBAL PEOPLEHOOD PLATFORM

G2 will take place simultaneously in global Jewish communities and their partner Israeli communities, creating a meaningful ongoing connection between Jews from around the world and Israel, through:

  • Online mifgashim (meetings)

  • Connecting zugot in the Diaspora with Israeli zugot in their partner region

  • Creating a digital platform to share experiences globally.

  • Culminating with an inter-generational Global Israel Experience in December 2019 uniting all the zugot from the Diaspora and Israel for an incredible week of discovering Israel, exploring Jewish adulthood and volunteering, as one Global Jewish family.

The Global Intergenerational Initiative promises to be a fun and meaningful experience whose impact on the zugot, their families, and community will last a lifetime. For more information, please contact the lead program educator, Kristin Karsh, at karsh@rodefshalom.org or 412-621-6566.

Program Session Dates

April 28 – Inaugural Workshop
May 19

Summer Hiatus

September 8
October 20
November 10 or 17
December 8

December 23 – 30, 2019 – Trip to Israel!

Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsbugh




Rodef Shalom Congregation


Beth El Congregation of the South Hills


Debbie Swartz

Debbie Swartz

Israel & Overseas Planning Associate
(412) 992-5208

Want to learn more?

Contact Debbie Swartz about the G2 Opportunity