The global Jewish community is filled with creative and innovative ideas that could benefit our people both in Israel and around the world. Unfortunately, many do not succeed. Why? Funding. Well, Jewcer is here to change that. We are offering something extraordinary — a crowdfunding platform that promotes collaboration and trust both within and around our community to develop and implement projects linked to the Jewish people and/or Israel.
Jewcer doesn't stop there, we strive to connect projects with people, and people with people. Jewcer innovators and funders impact communities by sparking innovations and turning ideas into reality.
How it works
Jewcer is a platform that allows project managers (innovators) to finance their ideas through small pledges collected from many funders (jewcers). Projects can come from any field — cultural or technological, secular or, a small business, a personal project or an advocacy campaign — as long as a positive link to our community is created.
Jewcer is open to hosting projects created by individuals as well as established organizations and synagogues. Posting a project on Jewcer can benefit and complement the traditional Jewish organization in many ways. To learn more, visit our Organizations information page.
Anyone can create a Jewcer profile, start a project, fund, share, track the impact of their contributions and follow the progress of the project they helped spark.
Two Models for Crowdfunding
A project on Jewcer has two avenues to meeting its monetary goal on Jewcer, all-or-nothing and donation. Each model has its pros and cons and the Jewcer Team will work with each project innovator on an individual basis to make sure the best model is selected.
The all-or-nothing model is the best model to choose if you have a specific monetary goal that you must meet in a short period of time. If a project does not meet the project funding goal by the set deadline, it will not get funded. It's a great model because of a few reasons! It adds excitement to the process, getting people to push harder to help their friend or an amazing project meet its goal. It also reduces risks for all parties involved (project innovator and funders). How? It helps to insure that the project will be able to be completed by the project innovator and the funders (jewcers) will receive their chosen rewards.
The donation model is best for organizations who have credibility in the Jewish world because of their established track record for providing contributions in a variety of ways to the global Jewish community and Israel. It is also good for projects that do not need to meet a specific monetary goal in a set period of time but can take ongoing contributions to keep a project running or to get a program started. And of course, it's an amazing way to raise money for Tikkun Olam.
On Jewcer, you already have a built-in network with shared heritage, values and traditions. Creating or supporting a Jewcer project is an investment in the future of our global community.
Meet the Jewcer Team
Amir Give’on is Jewcer’s professional geek. By training, he is a mechanical and aerospace engineer and constantly creating new ideas. But he is constantly thinking of ways to recruit projects and create components to build the most successful Jewish crowdfunding platform designed to benefit the Jewish people and Israel. His drive stems from his passion for Israel advocacy and connecting Israelis with Jewish Americans. Amir has never-ending energy and personal determination to be in a state of constant creation.
If you want to talk to Amir about a project idea or the platform, send him a note at firstname.lastname@example.org or find him on Facebook.
Naomi Leight is Jewcer’s resident diplomat. Her dream is to help craft foreign policies which aid in creating mutual understanding between peoples and governments around the world. Her day-job takes her to the USC Annenberg School to participate in building the academic field of public diplomacy. Afterhours, she focuses her diplomatic and communication skills on presenting Jewcer to media outlets, educators, professionals and entrepreneurs in the Jewish & Israeli community.
If you want to talk to Naomi about all things media including articles, interviews or even blog posts, send her a note at email@example.com or find her on Facebook.
Want to learn more about Jewcer and it's co-founders? Check out this interview with JN1!