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The Jewish Intentional Communities Incubator 


Nurturing Intentional Jewish Communities

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 global 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.  Hakhel currently works with over 100 communities worldwide, in 30 different countries and 6 continents (about 25 of these communities are in Central/Western Europe). 

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. 

Hakhel joined  ECJC officially on June 2019, and now has an open RFP for new communities. So if you know of young enterpenuers who would like to develop interesting activities in your region, and of course find a way to connect them to the official community, please be in touch with Aharon Ariel Lavi, general director of Hakhel (


For more information, and to apply online, please visit:   

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