2019 was an incredible year! YOU were a part of that. As we reflect on the year and look forward to the year ahead, we want to recount our 5 favorite moments of 2019!

1. Nefesh Mountain

This collaboration with Temple Solel was a bright and warm January evening after a rainy and cold December! With over 100 people, we gathered to sing, dance, play and make Havdallah with a stunning sunset.

2. Purim: A Women’s Tell All

In March we mustered up the courage of Queen Esther to host our first Purim event that featured community members as speakers! During our “Women’s Tell-all,” we gathered women in our community who shared stories of leadership, identity and bravery, shedding a new light on the story of Queen Esther. It was an entirely new experience we created and it brought many new faces – and voices – to The Hive!

3. Capacity Building Workshops

Earlier this year we kicked off a series of workshops that brought actionable tools to nonprofits that can be used for capacity building. Our “Meet the Funders” events brought leaders from local foundations and other financial instutitions to The Hive to talk about insight to their giving models, intiatives, and focus areas. Look our for next workshop for capacity building, “Fundrasing & the Small Nonprofit” in January!

The panel from “Meet the Funders: Community Foundations” featuring Sharleen Wollach, the Vice President of Operations at the Jewish Community Foundation of San Diego speaking about JCF’s philanthropic goals.

“Creating a Culture of Philanthropy” shared tools to get your whole organization involved in fundraising. This event reached over 80 people!

Krista Torquato from Bank of America talks with a guest about high-priority focus areas and BoA’s philanthropic trends at our “Meet the Funders: Financial Institutions” event!

4. This is San Diego Jewry

In October we introduced our theme for the new year: Belonging! Evolving from inclusion, “belonging” requires co-creation with your community to build a space that everyone has ownership of. We want people to feel that they have ownership of their experiences they have at The Hive at Leichtag Commons. To kick off this theme, we photographed and premiered the “This is San Diego Jewry” exhibit, illuminating the diverse and dynamic Jewish community in San Diego.   We’re excited to explore this theme further through our upcoming workshops focusing on creating safe & equitable workplaces, and future cultural experiences.

5. Abundance of Visitors

Thanks to YOU, local nonprofits, and national nonprofits held 140 conferences, retreats, celebrations, and more. Over 9,000 community members participated and visited! We’re honored that you’ve made this place a home for so many creative, compelling and engaging experiences. We look forward to experiencing more beautiful moments with you.