Federation’s San Diego-Sha’ar HaNegev relationship fosters a mutually beneficial partnership committed to supporting the strategic priorities and to deepening Jewish peoplehood in both communities.
Home to 9,000 residents, Sha’ar HaNegev is situated just kilometers away from the Gaza border. Federation supports economic development, cultural exchanges, and provides social services for many of its residents. We are honored to nurture this 20-year-long dynamic relationship and, thus far, have provided more than $13 million in funding to the region, which is under constant threat from Gaza rockets.
This year we celebrate 25 years of a strong partnership between the San Diego Jewish Community and the Sha’ar HaNegev Region. To celebrate this meaningful milestone, in May 2023, 230 San Diego Community members participated in a trip of a lifetime to Israel and spent the most meaningful day of a community celebration in Sha’ar HaNegev. The entire trip let by the Jewish Federation of San Diego, during which participants had the opportunity to experience firsthand the impact of this quarter-century relationship.