The Collaboratory


The Collaboratory is the largest annual gathering of Jewish community visionaries, activists, and catalyzers of change in North America, led in partnership by UpStart and ROI Community. Leveraging the collective wisdom of philanthropy professionals, high-quality trainers, and seasoned entrepreneurs, the Collaboratory provides a forum for our communities’ best and brightest doers to build relationships, strengthen skills, and connect the right dots to advance their work.

Miss this year’s convening? Have major #FOMO? Here are some of the highlights from The Collaboratory 2018 in Los Angeles.


The Art of Risk-Taking

Read a full Collaboratory recap in this eJewish Philanthropy piece written by Emily Winograd, UpStart’s Innovation Lead for Design Services.

Participants had the opportunity to tour Downtown L.A.’s Skid Row to get a firsthand look at homelessness and poverty. Read more at Jewish Journal.

In Creative Strategies to Face the Uncertain, a Collaboratory participant shares what risk means to her after attending the convening.


Watch these moving ELI Talks from our first-ever CollaboraSTORY – a live storytelling event featuring curated stories by some of The Collaboratory’s boldest changemakers sharing tales about risk.

Keynote Speakers

Vu Le of Nonprofit AF  |  Pamella Schuller, Standup Inclusion

Collaboratory Video Booth

What’s your vision for the Jewish future?

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