The following case studies illustrate the breadth and depth of our partnerships and represent just a small sample of a diverse and varied programme of funding.
When Jewish Interactive first started I knocked on many doors. Only JHub opened theirs wide, provided the help I needed and environment to flourish amongst other inspirational organisations. We are now working with 98 schools in the UK alone, impacting thousands of children. We simply would not be where we are today without them.Chana Katzen,
UK Director of Jewish Interactive
JHub’s first decade successfully supported numerous organisations through tremendous growth and change. As we enter our second decade, we are delighted that JHub will be able to support even more Pears Foundation partners to further develop their leadership skills and help their organisations to thrive.Shoshana Boyd Gelfand
In 2008 Pears Foundation set up JHub as a resource to promote social action in the British Jewish community. JHub’s original mission was to amplify the voices of social activists and the organisations working in the field. It accomplished this by providing organisations and their leaders with a shared office space, consultancy, philanthropic investment, and professional development. In this way, Pears Foundation helped to catalyse a flourishing social action sector in the British Jewish community.
Successful organisations that were incubated by JHub include Tzedek, Mitzvah Day, the UK Task Force on issues relating to Arab Citizens of Israel, JVN and The Bike Project.
The professional development provided to JHub residents became the model for the Foundation’s professional development programme, which is available to all Pears Foundation grantees as part of the foundation’s “funder plus” offer. JHub now provides meeting space, networking events, skills development seminars, leadership training, and peer-to-peer learning opportunities.
JHub continues to provide a base for a small number of resident organisations. Its residents are a mix of organisations and initiatives established by Pears Foundation (including First Give and OLAM) and the British or European branches of global organisations experimenting with building community and Jewish identity such as Moishe House, PJ Library and Jewish Interactive.