We help communities to help themselves
The Together Plan trains communities and their leaders to conceive, plan and run community activities, and pass on their skills to members of their and other communities.
We are sensitive to cultures and values
The Together Plan always works to understand a community’s needs and our projects are sensitive to the local culture, traditions, laws and values of that community.
We are the Next Generation
Our Youth for Youth movement brings together passionate young people across Europe and beyond to share ideas and expertise to transform their own and each other’s communities.
We remember the past
The past is the key to understanding the present and planning for the future. Our heritage work includes recovering lost Jewish headstones in Brest, and translating Minsk Ghetto survivors’ memories into English.
We provide for the present
The Together Plan sends 20 tonnes of humanitarian aid to Belarus each year, from clothes to classroom supplies for Jewish Sunday schools to toys and games for disadvantaged children.
The Together Plan empowers communities in the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe to learn how to help themselves. We help communities to see what can be achieved collectively, and work with community members to develop skills and provide training necessary to realise their vision.
We help communities to set up and run projects which community members of all ages can benefit from and participate in. At the same time, we promote responsible and transparent leadership, which is vital to develop the genuine friendship and trust necessary for a community’s survival. Ultimately, our communities will become self-sufficient both financially and in their activities – at which point we will step back, watching the community go from strength to strength.
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The team tasked with recovering headstones from the dismantled Jewish cemetery in Minsk has now unearthed over 200 headstones since the project began in April. As with many Jewish cemeteries in the former Soviet Union, Slutsk’s had been demolished by the Soviet...read more
The Together Plan’s Music in Prayer project has reached its first milestone, with the publication of a collection of resources for Passover, designed to help communities in Belarus to create engaging activities to celebrate the festival which took place last month....read more
Over the past few weeks, work has begun on an exciting project to recover headstones from a dismantled Jewish cemetery in Slutsk, just south of Minsk, Belarus. The Together Plan has sent a team to Slutsk to rescue the headstones, which had been repurposed as building...read more
Over £2,300 raised by Walk the Line 2017 On 16th April, 7 committed volunteers walked 20 miles through London’s Jewish history, from the historic East End to contemporary Jewish North London. Having assembled before 8am in order to reach our start point by 9, our...read more
From Our Communities
The Together Plan's operation to rescue headstones from the dismantled Jewish cemetery of Slutsk, Belarus has reached a new milestone, with the recovered headstones transported to a safe enclosure for storage and cleaning. Protected from loss and damage, we have been...read more
Members of the Polotsk Jewish Community last week celebrated the festival of Shavuot, which took place on Thursday. Through a series of activities combining education about the meaning and traditions of the festival with fun and enjoyable activities, Polotsk’s...read more
Last week, members of Minsk’s Jewish community of all ages gathered for festivities, music and dancing in commemoration of International Women’s day. The Together Plan team in Minsk laid on food, drinks and two musicians for the celebrations, which were thoroughly...read more
Last Sunday, Jewish communities across Belarus hosted Purim celebrations. Featuring singing, dancing, and fancy dress, the festivities brought smiles and laughter across Belarus. Purim is one of Belarus’ best-loved festivals. In the UK the greatest significance is...read more