Hakhel Resources

A unique resource library for Jewish Intentional Communities.

Inspiration. Tools. Support.

The right model of leadership

by Simon Sinek | WOBI
After all, without trust it is not going to work. Listening to this speaker, from a different field, is an interesting way to open real questions. Do we know how to create and nourish a trusting enviroment?
Ask yourself: Am I trustworthy? In what sense? Who do I expect to trust me? Why?

Honoring the Conversation: Turning a Neighborhood into a Community in Intown Atlanta

by Stephen Wing
Is a true story, believe it or not. People can really change reality by voicing ideas in a heartful way. You can do it too.
Tell yourself about a conflict you experienced in the past. Write down some ideas you could have used for a better outcome. Share with other members and ask for feedback.

I Am Here; Hear Me Bark: Comedy, Disability, and the Inclusive Synagogue

by Eli Talk Pamela Schuller
Inclusivity and acceptance are part of the living spirit of any Jewish community. This video is worth a thousand words on the topic.

Loneliness: The Existential Jewish Problem

by ELI Talk Rabbi Marc Katz
How can we make our communities nourish our broader needs of its members and become a force in tackling lonliness?
Ask your community members about lonely moment they have sensed within the community. Ask them to share it, and offer ideas for gestures which could according to them minimize that feeling. Write it down and share with all the community. Try do the same with the children.

The Welfare State: Is the Jewish Approach to Poverty Individual or Communal?

by Richard Friedman
This piece explores the integral connection between social justice, welfare and community.
Ask your board members: in what sense we apply already to these values and where do we still have a way to go. Good luck!

Compassion and the true meaning of Empathy

by Joan Halifax
One of the strongest tools ever is compassion. Watch this powerful talk, it is more than worth you time.

How to get from diversity to inclusion

by Dolly Chugh
Dolly Chugh shares with us a useful perspective regarding warming up the room for the sake of better team working.

Makom?s Community in Mitzpe Ramon

Have you thought about it: The link between parenting and community life? Take a look!
Ask yourself- What are the parenting challenges you face in your daily life? Ask your fellows what are they struggling with. Imagine what could you and your community gain from sharing, processing and learning together parenting tools....

Fundraising Presentation

by Beni Gur
A lot to learn when it comes to fundraising. This is a good step to begin with!

Giver and Receiver

by Aharon Ariel Lavi
The big game of give & take never really ends. This source will provide you with an inspirational insight on the topic.

Jewish Fundraising

by Aharon Ariel Lavi
A different take on money and Judaism. Where can Jewish spirit become a powerful inspiration in your fundraising journey? Read this piece.

Participatory Budgeting in an Income-Sharing Community

by Adder Oaks
Money has never been an easy topic. So how do you work with it? This is an inspiring one.

Sample Community Budget

Either you are a beginner or an experienced treasurer, good to get some clarity when it comes to budgeting.

Soulful Organisations

by Frederic Laloux
Frederic Laloux offers a stunning point of view. It is actually so basic and makes so much sense, that we have to ask ourselves how came this isn't the norm everywhere.