Founded in 2014, Hakhel is the first and largest global incubator for Jewish intentional communities. Its mission is to spark and support new expressions of Jewish life in the Diaspora by nurturing the growth of intentional communities with mentorship, seed funding and network building.
Hakhel operates in partnership with Israel’s Ministry of Diaspora Affairs, which works to strengthen Jewish life in the Diaspora and connection to Israel. While the world is transitioning from hierarchical and centralist structures to networks and shared economies, Hakhel is on the forefront of implementing this spirit of innovation in Jewish life.
Our formula for amplifying and strengthening new Jewish communities:
The future of Jewish communities is in the grassroots
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Hakhel Brings 11 Countries to Israel for Innovation Conference, Jewish Journal
North America Jewish Intentional Community – Builders’ Manifesto, EJewish Philanthropy
Intentional Community on the Urban Frontier, Jewish Boston
Moshav planner eyes cohousing for Jews in Berkeley, Alix Wall, JWeekly
Jewish Intentional Communities at a Tipping Point, Nigel Savage
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