Entries by Connie Lu

Improving the Quality of Life for Young People

New Spirit https://new-spirit.org.il/en/about/ New Spirit works for and with Jerusalem’s young adults to promote a creative economy that fosters business entrepreneurship and innovation.  New Spirit provides professional and personal accompaniment, physical space and a network platform that, in turn, connects individuals and groups with the City’s public and private sectors.  Since its start in 2003, […]

Community Engagement

Shalom Baby https://www.lfjcc.org/shalombaby Shalom Baby, a countywide program of the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center, connects families with newborn babies to the local Jewish community.  Leichtag Foundation funding has supported this work in North County for the past seven years.  The program has provided more than 2,000 PJ Library subscriptions to more than 625 children. […]

Talent, Incubation & Development

  Moishe House https://www.moishehouse.org/ With more than 100 houses in over 25 countries around the world, Moishe House provides space for over 60,000 young adults to create vibrant Jewish communities. House residents shape unique programming with several offerings each week. Residents receive partial rent subsidies, a programming budget, educational resources, and training.  With Leichtag Foundation […]

Diverse Jewish Access Points

Honeymoon Israel https://www.honeymoonisrael.org Honeymoon Israel provides immersive trips to Israel for groups of couples from the same communities. To date, 50 trips from communities throughout the U.S. have occurred, including three San Diego trips serving a total of 54 couples. Eighty-five percent of participants report that they feel a new sense of belonging to the […]