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Hakhel Resources: Mission and Pioneering

A unique resource library for Jewish Intentional Communities.

Inspiration. Tools. Support.

Community Development

Asking yourself how to download your ideas in a practical framework? This is a useful example.

The Cohens: Intentional Community Builders

by Daniel Spiro, Spiritual Fringe blog
Living your passion is not just beautiful, it is powerful as well. This story shows how much power you can gain of insisting on an accurate connection between core faith and the implementaion format of your belief.

An ELI Talk by Karina Zilberman

by Karina Zilberman
"Play is the exhaltation of the possible" said Martin Buber. Where can a leader create such space in the community? What does it take to get beyond the barrier of skepticism? A wonderful talk!
Tell a bit about the 'Let's try it!' voice within yourself. What are the stands in the way for this voice, internally and externally?

Pascale Bercovitch – An Inspiring Model

by Israeli TV 2
Someone to admire and learn from!
Who are your heroes? What role do they play in your daily life?
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National Council of Mission Driven Communities in Israel, video

by Mandel Foundation
If you heaven't heard yet the name Mandel Foundation, check it out.

Lesbian Only Intentional Community Outlast Others: The Ozark Land Holding Association

by Andy Shupe
Once you feel the mission is stronger than your plans, you might find yourself working on a life project which will be meaningful and inspiring for others. Take a look at this uncommon story.
This quote is the guideline of this unique community. Where does it meet your team, your community? All decisions center on a "triangle of interest," taking into account the effect on the individual, the community and the land. "We depend on each other."

Four Steps to a Stronger Community by Aharon Ariel Lavi and Meredith Levick, eJewishPhilanthropy

by Meredith Levick and Aharon Ariel Lavi
If make it simple, history tells what made communities stand strong. Read the basic conclusions fron the leaders of Hakhel.

As Different as Sour Cream and Applesauce, and Yet… by Rabbi Debbie Bravo, MyJewishLearning

by Debbie Bravo
How often do we all fall in to the trap of making assumption... Here is what happens when you overcome them.