Startup18 and the “Lab”

Startup18 programs are designed to support independent Jewish and Israeli community builders offering activities that educate, build community and strengthen Jewish identity. Our door is open to Jewish innovators. We encourage you to take the first step. We will do everything we can to help you succeed.

The “Lab” provides a network for support, workshops, and peer review.  Fiscal sponsorship is available for those who need it. The Lab meets quarterly. Meetings are open to the community.

Apply to be a Lab Project
RSVP for a Lab Meeting

Other helpful resources for nonprofit projects:

NY based legal support, with cohort offered annually of 5 hrs free legal counsel. Good Counsel

San Diego based nonprofit legal support:  Henderson, Caverly & Pum LLP

Fellowships offer Jewish community builders training and a community to learn with.

Learn more about the Jewish Yoga, Meditation and Mindfulness fellowship  with training from the Institute for Jewish Spirituality

Learn more about and register for the Songleader Boot Camp to be offered 3/31/2019 in collaboration with Rich Recht’s Song Leader Boot Camp

Learn more about the Teen Song Leader Fellowship to inspire the next generation of song leaders. Jewish Educator Awards offered in collaboration with the Harold Grinspoon Foundation to celebrate the work of innovative independent (i.e. not institution based) local educators.


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

I connected to an amazing group of Jewish innovators

Have gained a lot of ideas for my own … use in my … program

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

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