Save the Date: The Collaboratory Returns in 2015

The Collaboratory is back. For the past two years, over 100 innovators and entrepreneurs from across North America and Israel have come together to build skills and connections to advance their work. The energy in the room is unlike anywhere else. You asked for more — more gatherings, more time together, more opportunities to learn from […]

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Kevah Receives $750K Expansion Grant; Lands Cover of j.

Kevah, founded and directed by JVG Alumna Sara Heitler Bamberger, recently announced receipt of a $750,000 grant from the Jim Joseph Foundation to expand its Jewish learning circle model to Denver and Boston over the next several years. On the heels of this incredible investment in Kevah’s growth, j. – the Jewish news weekly of Northern California – featured the […]

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The Buzz: 12 JVG’ers Among Community’s 50 Most Innovative Orgs

It’s been another huge year for JVG’ers! Slingshot recently shared its annual list of the Jewish community’s 50 most innovative organizations. We are proud to see so many JVG Alumni recognized for their continued groundbreaking contributions to Jewish life. JVG Alumni featured in the 2014-2015 Slingshot Guide include: Challah for Hunger (’10) G-dcast (’10) Kavana […]

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Tivnu Launches First Domestic Jewish Gap Year Program

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The first Tivnu Gap Year has officially launched! JVG Alum Steve Eisenbach-Budner has done an incredible job to build out the program and to recruit nine pioneering participants for its very first cohort. Now a few weeks into the program, and ahead of Rosh Hashana, Steve recaps the experience so far – and what’s next […]

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Joshua Venture Group announces first all-female cohort: JTA

One gets Jewish teens and b’nai mitzvah students involved in community service work in urban Detroit. Another is working to improve online Jewish education options. And another is developing a unique curriculum based on women of the Bible. All of them are women. Our 2014-2016 Fellows are highlighted in JTA this week — a strong and […]

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Meet the 2014-2016 Fellows!

After a rigorous application and selection process, we are pleased to announce the 2014-2016 Fellows for the Dual Investment Program! We are also thrilled to share that, for the first time, the cohort is comprised entirely of women with exciting visions for creating a more dynamic, just, and inclusive Jewish community. We’re excited to welcome […]

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Calling Jewish Social Entrepreneurs in Detroit — Apply Now!

Are you a dynamic leader seeking to launch or grow a groundbreaking initiative to enrich Jewish life in Metro Detroit?  Apply now for funding and leadership development support to advance your work! Joshua Venture Group is pleased to announce a new opportunity for Detroit-based social entrepreneurs. JVG invites visionaries of early-stage ventures working to shift […]

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Reflections on The Collaboratory

Laura Baum of OurJewishCommunity.org reflects on being a part of the largest convening of Jewish innovators and entrepreneurs in North America: Being a Jewish innovator can sometimes feel like an isolated experience – as it often requires a great deal of focus and hard work. But there are days when innovators also feel connected and […]

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