Named after King Solomon and American Jewish patriot Chayim Solomon, The Solomon Project was founded in 1996 to educate the American Jewish community about its rich history of civic involvement.
The Solomon Project has worked towards this goal by fostering opportunities for discussion, education and engagement in the public policy arena…all from a uniquely Jewish perspective, and all to help achieve Tikkun Olam, or the repair of our society and the world around us. Our theory is simple: If American Jews are familiar with their community’s past civic involvement, and if opportunities for renewed participation are made readily available, then we are contributing to both American civic culture and the vitality of the American Jewish community.
The Solomon Project has also focused on illuminating the civic values that are important to American Jewry. It has worked to demonstrate how many of those values are shared by Israeli and American democracy.