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.
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.
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.
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!
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.