There’s no secret formula for Jewish engagement. Unaffiliated and under-affiliated young Jews require a wide spectrum of experiences and educational opportunities from which to choose and be inspired. What works for one, might not work for another. And helping them appreciate the value of Jewish community, continuity and connectivityis dependent upon their continued engagement – throughout their formative years, rather than at specific flashpoints.
Mosaic United believes that we can do more, together. A unique partnership between the State of Israel and the global Jewish community, Mosaic United is dedicated to addressing the numerous wide-ranging approaches for Jewish engagement and raising the playing field to ensure a stronger Jewish future.
In this unprecedented paradigm shift, Mosaic United acts as the ultimate amplifier, incubator, and connector, helping the most impactful and innovative Jewish organizations, educators and philanthropists around the world do more, better, quicker and with a broader reach. By employing a “continuum strategy,” Mosaic United will reach young Jewish men and women ages 13-35 in the Diasporaand grow with them through every key stage of life, empowering them todevelopdeeper connectionsto their Jewish heritage and identitiesand forge stronger bonds with Israel.
Leveraging the support of Israel’s Ministry of Diaspora Affairs and international supporters, Mosaic United’s ‘Campus Pillar’ has proven the effectiveness of this engagement model, providing the three leading Jewish organizations on college campuses worldwide – Hillel International, Chabad on Campus International and Olami – with the tools, funding and benchmarks they need to increase the number of meaningful interactions, educational initiatives and immersive experiences they can offer to under-engaged university students to spotlight Jewish identity and connection to Israel.
Harnessing the power of this unprecedented global Jewish partnership, Mosaic United’s ‘Service Pillar’ will launch a Jewish service corps to dramatically increase the number of young Jews engaging in meaningful, ethical and sustainable service while strengthening their Jewish identities and relationships with Israel and rebranding social action as a core Jewish value.
Mosaic United’s other pillars will include a wide range of immersive Jewish programming and experiences:
Post-college young professionals
Israelis in the Diaspora
Jewish summer camps
Digital network for Jewish life
Time and time again, it has been made clear that the Jewish people accomplish more when working together towards a common goal. Today, an unprecedented number of top philanthropists, organizations, activists and educators are achieving amazing things on their own. Our goal is to bring them all together to streamline their methods, multiply their impact, and create the ultimate Jewish engagement platform.
We all connect with our shard Jewish heritage in our own unique ways. For some us, we enjoy the warmth of community and the richness of our culture. Others prefer the feeling of rootedness they experience by studying our core Jewish texts, exploring our traditions and developing a relationship with Israel. We keep our fingers on the pulse, studying the ever-changing landscape and providing the necessary tools to support the wide range of approaches for nurturing Jewish connectivity.
Everyone searches for meaning over the course of their life journeys. Over time, a steady flow of positive and meaningful Jewish experiences impacts attitudes and life decisions in ways that singular experiences cannot. We strive for continuous engagement, providing young Jewish men and women with opportunities for education, inspiration and connection throughout their formative years, rather than at specific flashpoints.
The world is changing at breakneck speed, and it’s easy to get swept up in the excitement or lost in the shuffle. To help young Jewish men and women stay grounded, and ensure that we remain relevant, we view every challenge as an opportunity to innovate, creating new Jewish engagement frameworks and tools that spotlight the value of Jewish community, continuity and connectivity.