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The SPARK Fellowship to Ignite Innovation is an 8-month learning and practical experience for synagogues and other legacy Jewish organizations in the New York area. We guide them through a process of:
Designing likely-to-succeed innovations
Testing innovations through low-cost and low-stakes prototypes
Learning to manage resistance to change within the community
To do so, we guide synagogues and institutions, step-by-step, through the following process of Learning, Researching, Designing, and Implementing. Completed once, synagogues create and test a new innovation.
Through many iterations, synagogues will build up a sustained culture of creativity and experimentation.
Reading, audio, video, and webinar resources from field experts demonstrate successful innovations by example.
With coaching from SPARK faculty and awards of grants where appropriate, synagogue teams implement an innovation and test
Use tools of design thinking to develop strong ideas for low-stakes and low-investment innovations to pilot
Gather insights from less-involved or non-members through an extensive interview campaign.
We help Jewish institutions cultivate a culture of innovation and experimentation.
Want to bring SPARK to your city? Learn more about our existing program in New York? Find out about ways to get involved.