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In the age of #metoo and implicit bias, our organizational cultures as we have known them are being challenged in a way that demand change. When we come together as Jewish professionals, we have the power and potential to create that real and positive change.

The Board of Peers invites you and members of your organization to join peers from Jewish institutions throughout the community for a day of professional development where we will:

  • learn new tools to affect organizational culture to meet modern ethical standards
  • identify actionable steps to positively change your organizational culture
  • meet and connect with peers across the Jewish community

Together, let’s turn some of our most pressing challenges into opportunities for greater diversity, inclusion, and cultural vibrancy.

A kosher, light breakfast and lunch will be provided. All food will be prepared by Albert Cohen, the HEA Mashgiach and Kitchen Manager, in the HEA Kitchen.


Reserve your seat today. They will fill up quickly!


Teen Fellowship 2-03

UpStart believes that the power of innovation knows no age limits. Our teen entrepreneurship programs empower participants to make an impact in their local community and beyond. Our interactive curriculum allows participants to experiment with social innovation and human centered design, discover their Jewish values, and create community.

The UpStart Colorado Teen Fellowship empowers Jewish teens to make change by creating their own social entrepreneurship initiatives to strengthen local community. Through the six-month fellowship, a select cohort of high school students will develop new ideas, test their ventures with friends and peers, iterating and evolving the venture along the way. Throughout the program, Teen Fellows create an entrepreneurial community, activate creative ideas, and learn real-world skills.

Our robust curriculum provides teens with hands-on design thinking training, individualized coaching, and team-based framework to bring their game-changing ideas to life. The program runs from November 2018 through April 2019, culminating in a Fellow Showcase, a unique opportunity for project teams to pitch their ventures to a room of community members, fellow entrepreneurs, family, and friends.

Through this process, each and every UpStart Colorado Teen Fellow will ignite their creativity, create community, and increase their confidence.

Join us, pursue your passion, and make a difference!

The Teen Fellowship will launch again in September 2018. To learn more about applying, contact Yoni Buckman, Design Strategist in Colorado.

Join a select group of passionate, driven individuals. Applications open September 26.

Design Labs
The 6-month Fellowship begins in early November and concludes in late April. On average, Fellows meet three times per month on Sundays from 4pm-7pm.

Design Teams
Fellows will work in Design Teams throughout the program to design and pilot test their social ventures.

Hone your skills as a Jewish social entrepreneur. UpStart’s curriculum is an innovative, engaging way to experiment with social innovation and human centered design, discover their Jewish values, and create community.

Coaching & Mentorship
All Design Teams will be matched with a Coach, hear from a variety of Subject Matter Experts, and work closely with Alumni Mentors.

Fellow Showcase
Pitch your project to a room full of community members, entrepreneurs, family, friends, and other esteemed guests at our culminating event.