The Hive

A center for creativity and talent that offers a coworking space, professional development, and Jewish cultural events 

Imagine WeWork grounded in Jewish values, with a community ketubah and you’ll have The Hive. A coworking space founded by the Leichtag Foundation in 2013 where Jews can plug in and interact with like- minded social entrepreneurs, The Hive connects Jewish organizations to both one another and to remote workers seeking meaningful collaboration, while simultaneously responding to the need for professional and cultural Jewish connection. Its coworking model and programming work together to make the workplace a portal into Jewish engagement. For 100 San Diego-area members, it’s become the chosen workplace for the chosen people. 

The space has all the bells and whistles of a traditional coworking area: stand-up desks, private and shared offices, coffee and snacks, studio space, and start-up incubation support. The common thread of Judaism and its support of Jewish organizations is what makes The Hive unique. Since its creation, the space has been home to more than 40 nonprofits that support areas including vibrant Jewish life, food security and justice, and Israel connections. The space o ers a chance for work, meeting, and growth, both individually and as an organization. The Hive aims to create more connection and deeper meaning in Jewish work and life. Members who are  finished working for the day don’t have to schlep somewhere else to celebrate Jewish holidays or attend events. During 2017, the space hosted more than 70 professional development, networking, and arts and culture programs, including Shabbat experiences and Jewish meditation. All programming offers a chance for Jews in North County to schmooze and connect just like they did back at summer camp—no cabins required. 

  • Region

    California
  • Population Served

    20s & 30s Adults Baby Boomers Children Educators Families Interfaith Jewish Professionals
  • Program Area(s)

    Arts & Culture Community Building Environment Jewish Education Leadership Development Outreach & Engagement Professional Development Social Justice
  • Life Cycle Stage

    Start-Up
  • Contact

    Jenny Camhi
  • Email

    jenny@leichtag.org
  • Phone

    760-479-6516
  • Website

    thehivesd.org
  • Twitter

    @thehivesd
  • Facebook

    thehivesd
  • Instagram

    thehivesd
  • Address

    Leichtag Commons 441 Saxony Rd Encinitas CA 92024
  • founded

    2013
  • board chair

    Jim Farley
  • 2017 expenses

    $554,930
  • project of

    Leichtag Foundation
  • parent org founded

    2007

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