Global Jewish Pen Pal Program

The Global Jewish Pen Pal Program is accepting participants who are interested in being matched with a Jewish pen pal in another country. 

All participants who sign up will be matched with someone of a similar age from a different country. Participants can choose to communicate with their pen pal virtually through email or video calls, or through hand written letters. 

Participants have the opportunity to learn about Jewish life around the world while simultaneously building new friendships. The Global Jewish Pen Pal Program further engages participants through sending out monthly conversation starters (topics to talk about with pen pals), highlighting a pen pal pair of a month, sharing Jewish recipes and fun facts from other countries, and hosting pen pals as guests on the Global Jewish Pen Pal Program radio show called ‘The Pen Pal Perspective’. Additionally, there are chances for pen pals to meet other pen pal pairs through online events. 

The programme is free and is open to Jewish individuals of any age who can read and write in English. To follow updates from the programme ‘like’ the Global Jewish Pen Pal Program on Facebook or follow global_jewish_pen_pals on Instagram. To sign up to be matched with a pen pal, fill out the form at this link:

Global Jewish Pen Pal Program connects and strengthens the international Jewish community through building one on one, personal interactions. The programme offers opportunities for people to learn about Jewish life around the world in different ways. Madison Jackson is the founder of this programme. She is a 22-year-old from Cleveland, Ohio who is passionate about Jewish life in countries around the world and has spent time living abroad. This programme is not affiliated with any organisation, but is a project of Madison’s individual passion. If you have any questions you can reach out to her at

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