Israel & Overseas (I&O) has both a local and overseas committee. Together, we have created a true partnership or mifgash. We act as a bridge to support the needs of Jews living in Montreal, Be'er Sheva, and the B'nei Shimon region in Israel as well as various Jewish communities overseas. Our goal is to support programs that have growth potential and sustainability and that include real time spent in our partnership regions to help foster lifelong bonds between participants across the regions. Every year we accept applications to fund programs that bring Jewish groups together both locally, in Israel and overseas. We support programs for entrepreneurs and seniors, as well as professional internships and creative cooperative programs that link Montreal school-age children with students in schools in our partnership regions—and so much more.