The CJF, a non-partisan organization, provides a means of engagement through “a secure and inclusive environment for Jewish professionals whose personal perspectives are welcomed, indeed encouraged,” according to Waks.
Tribe 12 is bringing to the area the PresenTense Community Entrepreneur Partnership, which is essentially an idea incubator for young-adult programming. With a grant of $50,000, it was one of the few new programs to be awarded any funds.
Innovative start-ups housed at the Federation will ultimately engage, leverage and inspire the community. They will draw social, intellectual and financial capital from demographics that are crucial to Jewish Cleveland’s future.
Since opening its doors in November of 2009, Next Dor STL has connected hundreds of young Jewish adults in St. Louis. Yoni Sarason, the Program Director of Next Dor STL, has been invited to spend 6 weeks this summer living in Jerusalem as a PresenTense Fellow. Each year, PresenTense selects a handful of social entrepreneurs working on a variety of social ventures that seek to solve problems facing the Jewish People and the World to participate in the program.
PresenTense, an Israel-based program to encourage young Jewish social entrepreneurs, has partnered with the Jewish Federation of Cleveland to create a pilot program to develop three innovative Jewish ventures put forth by Cleveland community members. After a rigorous application process, the 2010 Cleveland PresenTense fellows have been chosen...
תשעה יזמים מקומיים יפגשו ביום ירושלים עם תורמים מרחבי העולם כדי למצוא מימון ליוזמות שלהם שנועדו לשפר את החיים בעיר.
In 2007, Iowa City native Matt Bar partnered with Israeli producer Ori Salzberg to start “Bible Raps,” a program that teaches Jewish texts through hip-hop. Bar... received funding in 2007 from the organization PresenTense (presentense.org)...“I was a PresenTense Fellow in 2007, and they gave Bible Raps business legs and showed me how to go about navigating the non-profit world,” said Bar.
PresenTense is one of the first organizations to explore the possibilities of Google Wave. Their 10th issues is dedicated to digital realities, and it will only be published online, not as a hard copy, using Google Wave.
PresenTense builds the Jewish Community's next generation of pioneers by equipping them with the tools and networks they need to change the world and inspire the Jewish People.