Foster pluralism in Jerusalem through culture, community, and creativity

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GOAL: $3,600

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Since its founding in 2003, New Spirit has been at forefront of cultivating, training, and empowering young change-makers to engage in civil society and take responsibility for Jerusalem’s future. In just the past few years, these diverse communities of young Jerusalemites
have launched:

  • 130 social, cultural, and artistic grassroots initiatives directly impacting 3,000 students and graduates and influencing more than 30,000 people throughout the city.
  • 30 new creative businesses, grown an additional 40 businesses, and had a 30% growth in overall revenue in existing businesses.
  • 13 urban renewal “creative place-making” projects in East and West Jerusalem neighborhoods.
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Netanel tobias photography (c)

In 2016, New Spirit opened their largest “creative space” project, the Alliance House, serving as an incubator for more than 100 young avant-garde artists, designers, and creative businesses in the heart of Jerusalem’s Machne Yehuda market. The Alliance House is a living model of a community of people from different backgrounds, working and creating together for the betterment of Jerusalem, where diversity is a source of inspiration rather than conflict.

ARNO4371-3New Spirit has paved the way for many grassroots movements to spark positive social change across Jerusalem.

Culture and a Creative Community: Culture bridges activism in powerful ways in a city like Jerusalem. New Spirit builds young communities, dramatically improves quality of life and helps support vibrant, engaging and cutting-edge culture in the city.

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2017-11-17
Anonymous donor
2017-11-16
S Seigel
$100
2017-11-16
Joy Walkwr
$100
"In honor of all the heart and soul Casey put into making Jerusalem an even more magical place"
2017-11-16
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2017-11-15
Jewcer
"Dedicate this to Casey Girard for all the brilliant work she is doing!"
2017-11-15
Anonymous donor
"This was mainly a test but also a contribution :)"
2017-11-14
Stephen Girard
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2017-11-10
Jonathan and Jamie Ramsfelder
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"In honor of Casey Girard. Best wishes on your next chapter"
2017-11-07
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2017-11-06
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Foster pluralism in Jerusalem through culture, community, and creativity

$2,160   raised
GOAL: $3,600

14

 Donors

Campaign by
Ruach Hadashah - New Spirit
AL, USA

New Spirit’s Jerusalemite founders established a variety of grassroots initiatives in 2003 to prevent the negative migration of young adults from the city and the takeover of extremists. Today, the organization works to strengthen Jerusalem’s creative economy and transform the city into a vibrant, thriving, pluralistic center through harnessing the potential of it’s young creative human capital and creating connections between people, places, and to the city itself - bringing a "New Spirit" to an Old City.

  • Shared Co-Working Spaces
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    Make affordable workspace possible between people of different cultures, backgrounds & creative disciplines

  • Art & Design Studio
    1 claimed

    Provide studio space for aspiring artists and designers to turn their skills into sustainable lifestyles

  • Dance Rehearsal
    2 claimed

    Bring different cultures together through body and movement from across the city

  • Collaborative Concert
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    Bring the streets of Jerusalem to life with music and dance from East and West

  • Activist Gathering
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    Contribute to shared experiences that bring about bold change

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