Projects 2017-12-13T19:36:47+00:00

Olami Innovation Incubator 2017

Here’s how it works

Want to win $10,000 to pilot a creative Jewish learning idea that you and your peers would love to engage in, plus the opportunity to fly to other Olami destinations around the world?


Think of a creative idea your peers would love to engage in.

Add 10 sessions of Jewish wisdom delivered by an Olami staff member and a unique structure or format.

Top ideas will be invited to pitch to their peers, live at the Summit.

Become one of the winning teams and win $10,000 to roll out a pilot program of your concept in an Olami location Jan-June 2018.

Receive high level local leadership training.

If your pilot program achieves its stated goals then you will win a further $25,000 for the organization to implement your idea at full force. Plus, every member of the team will be flown to Israel to receive the Olami Award. You will each win one free trip to spend a Shabbat weekend anywhere in the world where there is an Olami center.

Final applications extended to Dec 15th, 2017.

Projects from 2016

Each team was invited to present new initiatives that can significantly increase the impact of their local organizations and create positive change in their local Jewish communities. Get some inspiration from these amazing ideas.

The Dinner – Olami Geneva

Geneva, Switzerland

The Dinner is a “master chef” competition in which students team up for a 12 week competition for the Best Jewish Dinner. Competitors invite their friends to grade their reception on 3 different criteria : Food-Lecture theme-Decoration. 

After 12 weeks a prize is given to the team with the best grade.

Library Project – Oxigeno Rosario

Rosario, Argentina

A Kosher cafe that will also serve as a library and conference room. The project makes use of building a space where students can hold events, Jewish books can be found, and good Kosher food enjoyed.

A hangout space for young Jews who want to enjoy different cultural events with the option to eat kosher food.