Young Jewish Leaders set to “Hack” Community


Jewish young adults in their 20s and 30s will have a unique opportunity to shape the future of our community at our Community Hackathon on Sunday, June 25th. This project aims to galvanize leadership and seed new ideas for Jewish communal engagement in Vancouver.


The Community Hackathon is led by our young adult initiative, Axis, and facilitated by UpStart. It is one of the many ways in which we are empowering the next generation of Jewish community leaders to blaze their own trail. Engaging the next generation is a key element of our 2020 Strategic Priorities and we are committed to creating opportunities, like Hackathon, that are platforms for the involvement and leadership of young Jewish adults.


Our Jewish Federation was selected as one of only three organizations in North America to host a Community Hackathon as part of a new initiative by the PresenTense Group and the Covenant Foundation, who have provided a grant to facilitate the program and to fund the ideas generated through it. The intended result is a more connected community whose members design the programs and services they wish to see.


The Hackathon itself will be a full day event, where young Jewish adults will spend the day using design thinking to generate and prototype project ideas. The top three projects, as determined by a panel of judges, will receive seed grants as well as training and mentorship from UpStart over the months to follow.


Axis is looking for diverse, passionate, creative individuals who are hungry for change. This is a fantastic opportunity to meaningfully contribute to your own community while networking with like-minded Jews in their 20s and 30s.


Community Hackathon | Register Today

Sunday, June 25, 2017 | 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Museum of Vancouver  | 1100 Chestnut Street

To register for the Community Hackathon click here. For more information please contact Eliane Nevares at