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

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 and Apply for the Yoga, Meditation and Mindfulness Fellowship

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.  Apply for the Teen Song Leader Fellowship

Jewish organizations:  Apply to be a host site for a Teen Song Leader Intern
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.


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

I gained a better understanding of the local Jewish landscape

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

Valuable resource, with ongoing encouragement and willingness to work one-on-one

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