About

Some Numbers

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2003

Year of construction

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5,000

Graduates of Programs/Accelerators

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100,000

Participants in Events

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500

Cultural Events

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50

Young Communities

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60

Social Projects

About us

New Spirit was founded in 2003 by a group of jerusalemite students in cooperation with businessmen around the city, in the hopes of making Jerusalem more appealing and relevant to the youth and that it will return to be a strong and leading cultural-economic center, as the capital of Israel should be.

Throughout the years, New Spirit has initiated hundreds of projects and ground-breaking programs that tens of thousands of young adults have participated in, and that have gradually been accepted and encouraged by the public and private domain across the city.

Why?

New Spirit acts out of the belief that Jerusalem can and needs to be socially, culturally and economically thriving for all of its residents and for the entire country. Jerusalem will improve as a city and will become more appealing and relevant to the Jerusalem youth specifically, but also to youth in general so that they may consider settling in the city in the future.

As a result of this, the socio-economic foundations of the city will grow stronger and so will Jerusalem’s image as a city that provides a good quality of life to its residents and embraces the variety of cultures and different populations living in it.

What?

New spirit is an organization that is working to strengthen Jerusalem’s status as a captivating, inspiring capital city, that is relevant to the youth.

How?

We work with and for the creative youth that of Jerusalem, in order to contribute to the creative economy, the business entrepreneurship and Jerusalemite innovation. We provide professional and personal accompaniment, a physical space and digital platform. We create practical solutions and physical infrastructure that allow these youth to create professional and creative bonds between activists from different occupations. Between themselves, between them and relevant city partners and between them and the city itself. They all gather into one cohesive, consolidated community that acts to change the Jerusalemite reality and choose to live their lives in it.

Staff

Board of Directors

Domains

Alliance House

Artistic Community

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coworking spaces

Dorot Rishonim & Shlomtzion Hamalka

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toolbox

Designers Accelerator

Partners & Donators

Community Partners: Bezalel, Hansen House, Made in JLM, Creative Mornings, Jerusalem Film and TV Foundation, Mass Challenge, Primavera, Siftech, Ministries of Economy, Finance, Foreign Affairs, Health, Justice, Religious Services, Tourism, Office of the Prime Minister, Bloomberg Team, Hebrew University, Jerusalem Institute for Policy Research, JLM.FM, Institute of Yad Izhak Ben-Zvi, Zalman Shazar Center, Hadassah, Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Students Association, Plugta, Out for Change, Mali Baruch, Eden, “Wake Up Jerusalem” party/ Hitorerut, Jerusalemite Movement, Secular Yeshiva, Tene Jerusalem.

Local Funders & Partners: JDA – Eden the Jerusalem Center Development Company; the Jerusalem Development Authority; Jerusalem Municipality; Ministry of Jerusalem and Heritage; The National Lottery.

Jewish Federations of North America: Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta; Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles; Jewish Federation of Greater Washington; Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit, Abraham Gertzman Fund; Federation CJA of Montreal; Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, The Peninsula, Marin, and Sonoma Counties; Jewish Federation of St. Louis; UJA-Federation of New York.

Foundations: Anna Goldin Foundation; Gandyr Foundation; Jerusalem Foundation; Jewish Community Foundation, Los Angeles; Leichtag Foundation; Matan, United World Way; one8 Foundation; Pratt Philanthropies; Rothschild Caesarea Foundation; Russell Berrie Foundation; Schusterman Foundation; Shahaf Foundation; Sillins Family Foundation; Steinhardt Foundation for Jewish Life; Thomas Spiegel Family Foundation; Yad Hanadiv.