Welcome to J-Kick®, the crowdfunding site for Washington State's Jewish community.

Seven J-Kick projects have closed successfully!

We’re excited to report that seven of the nine J-Kick projects that have closed so far have done so successfully and will receive funding, thanks to generous donors and the sponsoring organizations that will bring fantastic project ideas to fruition.

Three of the projects reached 100 percent of their funding goals, and two—the Stroum Jewish Community’s Center indoor play space and the Friendship Circle of Washington’s sensory station —surged past their goals to raise more than 100 percent! That demonstrates the power of many donors making small gifts and donors expanding community around projects by sharing news of their gifts with their networks.

The seven projects that have closed successfully include:

Northwest Yeshiva High School - NYHS Israel Year

To provide educational opportunities and inspirational programming about Israel to our students and community.

Bet Alef Meditative Synagogue – Living a Life That Matters
To bring Zen Master Bernie Glassman to Seattle for a daylong workshop on “living a life that matters.”

 

Friendship Circle of Washington – Special Needs Sensory Program
To create a "safe zone" sensory station to stimulate children with developmental disabilities.

 

Hillel at the University of Washington – Vintage UW
To create a learning experience for freshmen around Jewish traditions and bottling kosher wine for re-connecting and saying L’Chaim upon graduation.

 

Jewish Family Service – Help Make Homes for Refugees
To provide refugee families with everything they need to establish homes in our community.

 

Stroum Jewish Community Center – Let’s Make a Playdate at SJCC
To create a dynamic indoor play space for young families featuring soft, sculptural elements.

 

Washington State Holocaust Education Resource Center
To document and preserve the testimonies of Holocaust survivors, assuring their voices will be heard when they can no longer speak for themselves.