Hakhel is Hazon’s Jewish Intentional Communities Incubator, founded on the belief in the power of community to create and sustain identity. It works to revitalize Jewish life by building Jewish intentional communities of unaffiliated Jews around the world.
The Incubator provides communities with tailor-made professional support. In parallel, the global network of communities offers diverse opportunities for communities to connect and learn. Hakhel was founded in 2014 and it works in partnership with Israel’s Ministry of Diaspora Affairs. More than 140 communities, in 30 different countries, are now part of the network.
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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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Survey Hails Jewish, Israeli Aid Groups’ Ukraine War Response, Times of Israel
The First Urban Jewish Co-Housing Project in the US Takes Shape in Berkeley, JTA
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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