YA KNOW WHAT’S HARD?
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 grassroots Jewish initiatives in San Diego.
APRIL WORKSHOP: How Do Our Programs Build Community? Considerations of Recurring programs and connections vs Events
How do we build community, educate and build identity, and builid connection to Jewish life that lasts for someone whether a youth or adult. While events can be memorable, we know that traditions, recurring educational experiences, and strong positive relationships are often the secret sauce. We’ll talk about the ways our projects could build recurring touches into our participants lives, families and establish deep connections.
We’ll also workshop as a group several of our own Lab project founders ideas for pilots and answer their questions, challenge them with recommendations. If you want to sign up to workshop your project idea with the Lab, sign up here. We will take up to 3 and allocate 15 minutes each to you.
MORE ON STARTUP18 AND PLANS IN 2017
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.