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.
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Hakhel receives Jerusalem Unity Prize
On June 2, 2020 Hakhel was awarded the Jerusalem Unity Prize for 2020 in honor of its relentless work to cultivate emerging Jewish communities all over the world and forge the connection between them and the State of Israel. The prize was awarded in a ceremony at Israeli President Reuven Rivlin’s residence. Rivlin is well known for his long-standing efforts to bring the different “tribes” of Israeli society together, as well as world Jewry.
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Jewish Millennials Drifting from Traditional Organizations, Jerusalem Post
The Empty Seat Next to You in Synagogue, Jerusalem Post
International Incubator Supports Intentional Jewish Communities, Jewish Journal
Hakhel Brings 11 Countries to Israel for Innovation Conference, Jewish Journal
North America Jewish Intentional Community – Builders’ Manifesto, EJewish Philanthropy
Jewish Intentional Communities at a Tipping Point, Nigel Savage
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