Sponsored Projects

Jumpstart serves as the fiscal sponsor of a number of innovative projects.

Jumpstart sponsored projects

Adoption & Jewish Identity Project (AJIP)
The Adoption & Jewish Identity Project supports Jewish adoptees and their families in creating healthy personal, family, and communal identities and advocates for an inclusive Jewish community that is fully welcoming to adoptees.
Career Up Now
“Career Up Now’s mission is to empower Jewish professionals to advance their careers while incorporating Jewish values into their lives, through innovative networking and educational gatherings with Jewish industry leaders.”

Culinary Kids Academy
Culinary Kids Academy brings together groups of Jewish young adults for a tremendously social and engaging experience where they cook delicious food. Culinary Kids Academy integrates grade level specific, standards-based, multi-discipline curricula into complex cooking classes.
Culver City Family Alliance
Culver City Family Alliance’s empowers and supports the most vulnerable families of Culver City (focused on undocumented and mixed-status families) by bringing together CCFA staff, school district leaders, community members, local agencies, and volunteers to offer wrap-around services, recognizing that children cannot learn when they feel unsafe or they believe their family is in danger.
European Union of Jewish Students
The European Union of Jewish Students is the umbrella organization of 35 national Jewish student unions all across Europe.

Friday Night Lights Events
Friday Night Lights is a series of sophisticated Shabbat and holiday dinners that addresses the need for quality, cultural events that appeal to professional, gay Jews.

Honeycake Magazine
Honeycake Magazine sweetens families’ Jewish experience with stories, poems, songs, puzzles, recipes, and activities for two- to six-year-olds.

The Interfaith Center for Sustainable Development
The Interfaith Center for Sustainable Development (ICSD) unites faith communities, teachers and leaders to promote co-existence, peace, and sustainability through advocacy, education and action-oriented projects.

The Living Room
The Living Room creates unique community gatherings that celebrate Jewish ritual through food, music and dance in Los Angeles.
Jewish Communal Professionals of Southern California
The Jewish Communal Professionals of Southern California (JCPSC) organization was formed in 1975 to provide continuing education, professional development, mentoring, and networking.

Jewish Montessori Society
The Jewish Montessori Society is the central agency for Jewish Montessori education around the world.
Mechon Hadar
Mechon Hadar is an educational institution that empowers Jews to create and sustain vibrant, practicing, egalitarian communities of Torah learning, prayer, and service.
Mitzvah Learning Fund
The Mitzvah Learning Fund is a non-profit committed to supporting initiatives in personalized Jewish education. Grant applicants can apply for funds to be applied to any type of personalized learning.

Muslim Jewish Conference
The Muslim Jewish Conference (MJC) is a dialogue and leadership organization for students and young professionals, bringing together important representatives and young leadership from Muslim and Jewish communities and beyond.

Project Hayei Sarah
Project Hayei Sarah is a group of emerging Jewish leaders reclaiming Judaism’s sacred text and supporting each other to speak out about the situation in Hebron.
Shamir Collective
Shamir Collective advises spiritual leaders in renewing the Jewish relationship with the earth through creating and promoting creative ritual, mindfulness, and transformative experiential learning.
A Spatial Practice
A Spatial Practice is a think tank, art collective, design studio, and networking platform dedicated to harnessing the untapped creative possibilities that exist at the nexus of Judaism and design.
Torah Trumps Hate
Torah Trumps Hate is an organization for Torah-affiliated Jews to educate, empower, and mobilize themselves regarding current political issues.

UK Toremet
UK Toremet Limited is a UK registered charity that encourages and simplifies donations to UK, Israeli and overseas charities. They help donors to support the causes that they believe in, according to UK charity law guidelines. UK Toremet’s secure online donation system enables rapid and cost-effective donation to qualifying local and overseas charities. UK Toremet’s partnership with Jumpstart allows UK donors to give to U.S. non-profits and U.S. donors to give to UK NGOs with the tax benefits that each country provides domestically.

Project Partnership projects (sponsored via Jumpstart’s joint venture with Community Partners)

Fair Trade Judaica
Fair Trade Judaica promotes fair trade as a Jewish value through educating the Jewish community, and expanding the production, distribution, and sale of fair trade Judaica products.
Jewish Artists Initiative
The Jewish Artists Initiative (JAI) is an artist-run organization committed to fostering visual art by Jewish artists and promoting dialogue about Jewish identity and related issues among members of the arts community.
Jewish Gateways
Jewish Gateways helps participants explore the riches of Jewish life, make choices that are right for them, and find their place in the Jewish community.
New Ground: A Muslim-Jewish Partnership for Change
NewGround creates connections between Jews and Muslims by building partnerships, relationships and trust that can bridge differences and develop positive engagement between both groups.
Projects Emeriti

Jumpstart is pleased to have assisted the following projects.

Agrigate (Smart Agriculture Analytics)
AgriGate/SAA brings attention to the incredible opportunity for Israel’s businesses, scientists and government to enter China’s agritech market, and to educate readers on how to actually do so.
Bat Kol
Bat Kol fosters both a supportive community and a framework of mutual trust for religious lesbians and their family members.
Building Chatter Bridges
Building Chatter Bridges was a book project on the idea of creating a global consultative body serving to improve channels of communication between Israel and the Diaspora.
Haggadot.com is a resource for Jews of all backgrounds to make the Haggadah that finally feels meaningful for a contemporary seder, with unique perspectives gathered from individuals worldwide.
ImmerseNYC is a project to create a community mikveh in New York City welcoming all Jews, for conversion & traditional monthly immersion, and for powerfully marking life’s transitions.
Jewish Center for Justice (JCJ)
The Jewish Center for Justice is a social justice and equality organization that provides education, leadership development and advocacy from a progressive, non-denominational Jewish platform.
Jewish Without Walls (JWOW)
Jewish Without Walls (JWOW) is a grassroots independent initiative to bring Jewish families in Suffolk County together in vibrant Jewish communities.
Jewrnalism is a multimedia info-activism platform which provides young citizen journalists with training, ideas and inspiration to dedicate their work to Jewish life in Europe.
Jews United for Democracy and Justcice (JUDJ)
Jews United for Democracy and Justice (JUDJ) is a broad cross-section of Los Angeles Jews who stand with our community and others to assert a Jewish voice to safeguard the principles and foundations of our constitutional democracy.
Sefaria offers a free repository of Jewish texts and their interconnections, in Hebrew and in translation.
Sandra Caplan Community Bet Din of Southern California
The mission of the Sandra Caplan Community Bet Din of Southern California is threefold: to increase the numbers Jews-by-choice; to offer a pluralistic conversion process; and to facilitate conversion that adheres to firm standards, and is directed by a professional rabbinate that welcomes conversion candidates with sensitivity and gentleness.
Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom
SoSS grows relationships between Muslim and Jewish women to build bridges and fight hate, negative stereotyping and prejudice.
TorahTrek explores the connection between inner and outer geography, between the journey into the wilderness and the path of the soul.
Tzedek America
Tzedek America is a gap year program that encourages and teaches graduating high school students how to focus their energy on learning to be social change agents in order to make the United States a better place.
Yahel is an educational organization offering service learning & social action programs in Israel.

Jumpstart adheres to the best practice guidelines of the

National Network of Fiscal Sponsors

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