Activity in our Shared Communities
continues throughout the summer. In the paired communities of Megiddo and Maale Iron
, the work toward construction of a shared stadium, a commercial area, and a farmers’ market is ongoing. Uni-national meetings, attended by the heads of both municipalities and their partnership teams, help build understanding of the process, and the situation, needs, dreams, and concerns of their partner. The community forum is developing a long-term vision and plan of action, and the senior citizen form is embarking on a project to document life stories of senior residents, focusing on life in the area before 1948, in cooperation with Beit Berl Colleges “Time Tunnel” project. Progress continues on the “Neighbor’s Path” nature trail in the paired communities of Menashe and Baka el-Garbiya
, which is expected to open in February 2017. The new pair of Zemer and Emek Hefer
completed its first stage of mapping and sharing expectations, and began creating the teams that will lead the various projects in the designated areas of economic development, environment, education, and community.