Awards & Accolades

AWARDS & ACCOLADES

    1. Selected by UpStart an incubator and Covenant Foundation in 2016-2017 as one of three cities to facilitate a Jewish Community Hackathon. This generous grant was designed to address engagement challenges in creative and novel ways.
    2. Selected by Slingshot in 2012-2013, 2014-2015, and 2015-2016 as a top Innovative organization in North America
    3. Selected to join Nitzan, Covenant Foundation’s Innovative After School program network
    4. Kesher, an after school program for Kavod Hebrew Charter students, was a member of The Jewish Education Project’s Hebrew Charter After School Network made possible through a generous grant from the Steinhardt Foundation for Jewish Life.
    5. Reached as many as 140 students annually, 200-400 participate weekly or bi-monthly, and over 2000 Jewish households
    6. Introduced Modern Hebrew in public elementary school campuses
    7. Recognized by the Reut Institute in The Israeli Diaspora as a Catalyst for Jewish Peoplehood March, 2012 and Engaging the Israeli Diaspora: Toronto as a Case Study June 2013
    8. Highlighted in eJewishPhilanthropy, Steinhardt Contact Magazine, Times of Israel, Jewish World, Jewish Journal. Read More

Testimonials

Startup18 has made me realize that there are other people like me that see a problem or need in our community and make a choice every morning to work on creative solutions

They have helped to introduce me to more of the Jewish community in San Diego

I felt empowered and excited about the possibility of collaborating with project founders to pilot and test out some incredible ideas

I gained a better understanding of the local Jewish landscape

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