Southern California

Now launching Innovation Workshops in Los Angeles!

Building on UpStart’s successful Innovator’s Toolkit workshops in the Bay Area and Chicago, we are excited to bring our no-cost, experiential learning opportunities to Los Angeles this May.

Innovator’s Toolkit workshops bring together a community of Jewish professionals and volunteer leaders for a hands-on, collaborative learning experience focused on integrating the best of the business, entrepreneurship, and Jewish non-profit worlds. These workshops are open to the community, whether you’re looking for new ways to reimagine Jewish or are seeking more opportunities for professional development.

What do the people you serve want?

In our inaugural Innovator’s Toolkit workshop in Southern California, we’ll introduce the broad framework of human-centered design, explore the power of empathy for driving program development, and develop concrete tools for identifying and articulating the unique value you provide your participants.

Whether you are active in the Jewish community as a paid professional or a volunteer, you will come away with tangible ideas to test in your community.

Tuesday May 16, 9:30am -12:30pm or 3:30pm – 6:30pm

WeWork La Brea: 925 N La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038

RSVP now or sign up to learn more about upcoming workshops. Please note that RSVP is required.


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Past Workshops Offered In Other Cities:

Designing Your Participants’ Journey

Leading Effective Change

Honing Your Organization’s Unique Value

Creating Win-Win Organizational Partnerships


LA UpStart Accelerator Organization 30 Years After

The UpStart Accelerator is a national program that partners with innovative organizations to help transform vision and passion into successful, scaleable Jewish social ventures. Learn more about the Accelerator.

LA organization 30 Years After, a member of UpStart Accelerator Cohort 9, promotes the civic, political, and Jewish communal participation and leadership of young Iranian-American Jews through a variety of socio-educational programs, including the only leadership-in-training fellowship for Iranian-American Jews. Learn more here.



Los Angeles Federation Teen Program Accelerator 


The Los Angeles Jewish Teen Initiative, launched by the Los Angeles Jewish Federation 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 is teaching the eight Accelerator organizations how to use proven theories and practices from the for-profit innovation sector to increase their impact.

Accelerator participating organizations include:

Stephen S. Wise Freedom School, Shalom Institute’s Tiyul and Sherut L’Olam Programs, JQ International, Kibbutz Bob Waldorf on the Max Straus Campus, Moving Traditions, WJCC Maccabi Games.

Contact Info

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

7083 Hollywood Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90028

T: 314.749.5109

Jocelyn Orloff, Los Angeles Innovation Lead