Nefesh B’Nefesh, together with the Steinmetz Herskovitz Family Fund, believe in the potential to improve Israeli society and the community you live in.

It is obvious to most North American Olim that the structure and texture of Israeli communities is very different from where they grew up. It can be a challenge for Olim to find their place, which can hinder their integration and satisfaction.

The 2020 Initiative for Zionist Innovation is all about community – what have you instituted in your neighborhood that can serve as a model for community-building throughout the country? With mentorship from community builders, networking assistance, seed funding, and logistical support we believe that Olim will change the model of community in Israel and will help other Olim integrate into Israeli society.

Applications for the 2020 Prize are now being accepted

Application Deadline: February 13, 2020

What Are We Offering?

● Grants of up to $10,000 ● Networking Assistance ● Marketing and Mentoring Guidance ● Professional Workshops ● Broad Exposure for Your Project

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The NBN Initiative for Zionist Leadership is focused on one important topic: Community & Connection Building

Projects must be:

Dedicated to creating and facilitating community and/or connectedness
Committed to encouraging community growth and development throughout Israeli society
Dedicated to benefitting Olim and their communities

Nefesh B’Nefesh and IZI deeply appreciate the generous support & leadership of

Marty and Pearl Herskovitz


Nefesh B’Nefesh convenes a special committee consisting of community leaders and Nefesh B’Nefesh staff who review applications and award grants.

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Questions about the Initiative for Zionist Innovation?