Jewish Engagement Lab Encourages Innovation Feb 23

Starting something new on your own!

Join the Jewish Engagement Lab

We can help you, while you help the community. This group inspires, encourages and supports Jewish innovation in San Diego.

FEBRUARY WORKSHOP: We’ve covered the importance of piloting, this month we’ll workshop as a group several of our own Lab project founders ideas and give them feedback, answer their questions, and challenge them with recommendations. Volunteer to be our first Idea Round Table if you want to present your pilot idea at this meeting. We will take up to 3 and allocate 15 minutes each.

RSVP here

In addition, we’ll talk about Covenant Foundation, Hadassah and new Natan Grants. Deadlines for Covenant Foundation and Hadassah are Feb. 10 and 21 respectively. New Natan Grants for projects dealing with Hate, Russian community programs and Books are in March. We’ll talk about the nuances of each and answer questions you have about the Foundations and their focus and past grantees.


5 Projects will receive $2500 grants each May 7th, 2017!

WHAT: A workshop for Jewish or Israeli project founders to help you launch a project to enrich Jewish life in San Diego or a public benefit nonprofit of any kind. Learn how to pilot your project, find funding, and increase your impact. Get going and launch your idea this year!

WHO: Jewish and/or Israeli project founders, pro bono coaches and/or donors.

WHY GET INVOLVED? Meet other project founders dedicated to personal growth, improving our communities, and enriching Jewish life in San Diego. Pro bono coaches engage with members in the Jewish community leveraging your strengths, skills and experience. Donors hear about innovative work that needs further nurturing and be a part of building a stronger and more engaged Jewish San Diego.

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT? 3 Jewish Community projects will be selected by their peers involved in the process from January-May for grants sponsored by the Covenant Foundation. Two additional projects led by Israeli-Americans or related to Israel will be selected at the Hackathon for grants sponsored by the Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation. To be eligible, projects must participate in some meaningful ways in either our Idea Slam on 1/8/2017, the Jewish Engagement Lab or small discussion circles leading up to the Hackathon on 5/7/2017.

Questions? 858-201-6094 –

Covenant Foundation, PresenTense, the Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation

Tarbuton, Jewish Federation of San Diego County, Leichtag Foundation

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