Reinventing Jewish SD Hackathon Winners 2017!
Tarbuton hosted through it’s program Startup18 the Jewish Community Hackathon on Sunday May 8. The program was made possible by a grant from the Covenant Foundation and facilitated by Upstart. It was an inspiring celebration of Jewish entrepreneurship in San Diego! We kicked off the day with 18 video pitches and an additional six live pitches, for a total of 24 project founders and ideas! You can see the video pitches here. https://animoto.com/play/jAF1xhdJ60lvpRiF8JBCpQ Participants formed teams around their chosen project leaders, and ultimately we had 13 teams collaborating and pitching in the… Read More
Healthy Jewish Collaboration & Reciprocity
Jewish collaboration requires a courtship to understand synergies and opportunities, overcome pitfalls, and create mutually beneficial collaboration. It’s about creating something new and great neither organization could do themselves. We reach new people, build different and better programming, or simply help nurture and support each other’s existence. This kind of authentic collaboration is the Holy Grail of greater engagement of the Jewish people. It’s what makes the difference in good to great, in rote vs. inspiring and it’s what feeds our Jewish soul and invigorates us. Jewish partners take risks, sharing their… Read More
Visitors to the Lab & What Happens Next
A young man in the community who has planned Jewish programs for his peers, for young adults, has high energy and is genuinely interested in Jewish life walked into our Jewish Engagement Lab this week curious about what goes on there. As he entered the room, he was warm, enthusiastic, and made his way, introducing himself and mingling with regulars from the Lab and newcomers alike. Each time the Jewish Engagement Lab meets, 3-5 new people attend. 12-15 project founders network, share challenges, get advice and counsel and share the same. The… Read More