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Join us for an Innovator’s Toolkit Workshop this Fall

Los Angeles is back with another popular Innovator’s Toolkit Workshop Summer! Expand your network and up your strategic game at these no-cost, experiential workshops for Jewish professionals and volunteer leaders. Sign up below.

Thursday, November 29, 2018
Outcomes-Based Program Design
10:00 AM – 1:00 PMIntakeRSVP

All workshops will be held at the WeWork Pacific Design Center (750 N San Vicente Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069), located in the red building.

Learn more about UpStart’s community innovation workshops.

Work on your ideas at Lab Hours

If you are missing those high school and college days of office hours, study groups, and open lab/studio time… if you want to connect with peers for inspiration about your ideas to build the future of Jewish life… if you need a change of scenery and access to valuable feedback, UpStart Lab Hours are for you!

Monday, December 5, 2018
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
WeWork Culver City (5792 W Jefferson Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90016)

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Past Workshops:

  • Leading Effective Change
  • Designing Your Participants’ Journey
  • Designing Programs that People Want


Inspired by the entrepreneurial spirit of Silicon Beach, UpStart Southern California empowers local community members to learn, experiment, and collaborate to design new access points to Jewish life. Whether you’re starting afresh or want to bring new ideas to your organization, UpStart Southern California can give you the entrepreneurial tools and network you need to succeed.



Big Jewish ideas. Entrepreneurial tools to help them succeed. The Los Angeles Accelerator partners with innovative organizations to help transform vision and passion into successful, scalable Jewish social ventures. Learn more about the Accelerator.  Meet the Innovators.




The Los Angeles Jewish Teen Initiative, launched by the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles and co-funded by the Jim Joseph Foundation, asks the question: How might we engage thousands more teens in meaningful Jewish experiences?

The Federation hired UpStart to power the Los Angeles Federation Teen Program Accelerator, a two-year series of workshops, retreats, and coaching sessions to guide local organizations in launching teen programs that bring new and unique value to Jewish teens. UpStart teaches Accelerator organizations how to use proven theories and practices from the for-profit innovation sector to increase their impact.


Are you a Jewish social entrepreneur, Jewish communal professional, or simply interested in Jewish innovation? Reach out.

Jocelyn Orloff, Los Angeles Innovation Lead
T: 314.749.5109




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