The Shalom | Ideation Project encourages young people to work together under the guidance and direction of community leaders and experts, so as to turn their innovative ideas into a real social enterprise.

What is the ‘Shalom | Ideation Project’?

The 'Shalom | Ideation Project' is a 3-month incubation program which aims to develop a culture of innovation and leadership in the Jewish community. Participants of the program are trained and guided in social business and community enterprise development. It involves professional and personal skills growth through workshops and master classes with industry experts and mentors.

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Who is the ‘Shalom | Ideation Project’ for?

Young people looking to develop an idea, build a team and learn new skills to help in its implementation.


What else you need to know about the ‘Shalom | Ideation Project’…


Participants known as ‘Ideators’ work in small teams to create social enterprises or community offerings. These projects are grounded in Jewish values and business theory and are developed, prototyped and ultimately pitched to start-up investors, innovators and innovation leaders.

Some topics covered in the program include vision and mission building, theory of change, competitor analysis, marketing, presentation and pitching, customer values and frames, social enterprise business models and much more!

Past examples of projects of ‘Shalom | Ideation Project’ include:

  • Friday Nights – Shabbat experience hosted by young adults with meaningful and personal rituals
  • Second Swaps – short educational videos to promote clean and healthy kosher eating
  • One Voice – music video represented multicultural Israel, beyond the conflict
  • Three Opinions Journal – publication for young Jewish Australian to provide commentary on political, religious and cultural topics and what it means to be Jewish in Australia

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