THIS IS US: The UpStart Network
On July 1, 2017, Bikkurim, Joshua Venture Group, and the U.S. programs of PresenTense merged into UpStart. When we first designed our merger, we believed first and foremost in the cumulative power of our innovators – the dreamers, builders, and risk-takers opening up new pathways to community and to our tradition. Now, UpStart’s network of innovators includes hundreds of organizations bringing fresh approaches to the realms of spirituality, education, community-building, social change, the arts, and Israel engagement. Together, they offer opportunities for Jews of all ages to find their unique connection to Jewish life.
This map illustrates a slice of this vibrant and diverse network. Together with innovators working within legacy institutions, these organizations demonstrate a powerful tide of energy and optimism about the future.
Learn more about each of the network organizations.