promotes global Jewish identity and unity with people-to-people connections between Canadian and Galilee Panhandle residents.
Mission: To build and strengthen relationships between people and communities in Coast-to-Coast Canada and in Etzbah Hagalil through programs that build Jewish identity and promote the welfare and wellbeing of all partners involved.
Vision: To be leaders in the field of Capacity Building and Youth & Education in Etzbah Hagalil – providing innovative projects and leveraging resources with others who have similar interests in these fields and doing so by having Canadians and Israelis work together in true partnership. Furthermore, our vision is for the Gesher Chai to build strong people to people connections.
Located along the confrontation line on the Lebanese border, just steps away from heavy fighting during the 2006 war against Hezbollah, the Galilee Panhandle region knows what it’s like to be under threat. At the same time,with a predominance of small communities and its location in the northernmost part of Israel, the Galilee Panhandle faces the great challenge of providing its 50,000 residents with social, educational and health services equal to those available in central Israel.