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|In Nov. 2005 Birmingham became the first city to have joint signing with an Arab and an Israeli city. Birmingham and Rosh Ha'ayin signed a Sister City agreement that formalized the long time relationship between our cities.
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We look forward to renewed contact with Rosh Ha’ayin and Mayor Shalom Ben Moshe in 2015.
In October, the original Torah presented by Rosh Ha’ayin’s Yemeni congregation was displayed at the JCC Day School.
The Jewish Community Center had a couple of young ladies from Rosh Ha’ayin who worked in Birmingham with campers at the JCC for the summer.
In April 2015, there will be an interfaith trip to Israel.
Rosh Ha’ayin has a new Mayor - Shalom Ben Moshe. We look forward to working with him. Our groundbreaking epal program continues work wonderfully.
-Mayor Bell has been invited as the guest of the Israeli Union of Local Authorities to be a key note speaker at their annual conference in Tel Aviv Oct. 29- Nov. 2 and Mayor Sinai is the Pres. Of this organization. Renee Blaylock, the Director of the Birmingham Public Library is going to Israel as part of a Library Exchange with the Director of the Library in Rosh Ha 'Ayin, Birmingham's Sister City.
Birmingham hosted Mayor Moshe Sinai and a delegation from Rosh Ha’ayin. While in Birmingham they met with leaders of the Birmingham Business Alliance and Mayor Bell as well meetings at Innovation Depot and the School of Fine Arts.
-A Birmingham delegation (basketball team) will participate in the Meccabiah Games in Israel.
-Things are booming between the communities of Birmingham and Rosh Ha'ayin: the EPal program is going full bloom. The children have learned about each other's home town and country, and learned that they have many things in common. Each student has his/her own pal and they are communicating and exchanging photographs. Students from the N.E. Miles
Jewish Day School will travel to Israel this year.
-May 11-21 a delegation will going to Jordan and Israel. Mayor Bell is scheduled to go and Eric Essix will be performing in both cities. For more information see the home page! You can be part of this delegation!
-A Birmingham representative will travel to Israel for a bike tour in Rosh Ha’Ain, Israel this summer
-Things are booming between the communities of Birmingham and Rosh Ha’ayin: the school year is winding down but the EPal program is going full bloom. The children have learned about each other’s home town and country, and learned that they have many things in common. Each student has his/her own pal and they are communicating and exchanging photographs. 12 students from the N.E. Miles Jewish Day School traveled to Israel during spring break. While there they spent a day in RH and met their EPals in person.
-Four Birmingham teachers will be leaving for Israel and RH at the end of May. They will be joined by four teachers from New Orleans. The 8 teachers will join several teachers from RH to tour the country, including visiting several schools and classrooms in Israel. Most importantly, they will create a curriculum and a teaching guide on the subject of “Diversity” to be used in Birmingham and RH middle schools.
-Three teen-age students from RH will visit Birmingham and the Jewish community this summer as they travel to Houston for the “Meccabiah Games”, which is an athletic competition similar to the Olympics for high school students. They will be part of the Birmingham team.