What's YOUR Idea?

Shtark Tank inspires and supports student creativity and innovation. Last year, students pitched orignal ideas to a panel of business and Jewish leaders. In total, the students received over $25,000 in funding for their ideas. Here are some of last year's winners.

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The Kumsitz Project

Tani Polansky at Yeshiva University is working to unite the Jewish world through the power of the kumsitz: Torah, music and food.


It All Starts With A Handshake

Sarit Sandler at Florida State University is producing this documentary video project. It is a campaign video to create an open dialogue between Muslims and Jews in a fun, entertaining and educational way.


Debate Midrash

Jordan Cohen, Jared Feingold and Jared Dallas are developing this program at Johns Hopkins University: a curriculum of Jewish learning based on great ethical debates. They will be hosting learning events throughout the year.

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Gil Domb at Arizona State University is planning a series of mitzvah days for students on campus, parallel to the NCAA basketball tournament. Winners get a free trip to study in Israel!

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Beyond the Bagel

Benji Dukas, Leora Troy and Isaac Dayan at the University of Pennsylvania are learning about Jewish history and culture through the lens of food: hosting meals highlighting different ethnic Jewish foods, speakers and music.