What We Do

Every day, UpStart’s network of bold leaders is expanding the picture of how Jews find meaning and how we come together. Upstart fuels and amplifies their powerful ideas, providing them with the entrepreneurial tools and network they need to build a better tomorrow.

UpStart is their lab, their launchpad, and their support system. Because when trailblazing leaders have a committed partner, the fire of our tradition burns brighter.



To inspire and empower leaders to dream, build, and grow bold initiatives that enhance the vitality of Jewish life.


Jewish communities are thriving hubs of innovation, creating a more just, vibrant, and inclusive future.



We tap into the hearts and minds of those we serve, inspiring breakthrough solutions rooted in the needs of our community.

We view the world through the frame of possibility, transforming challenges into opportunities to create a better path forward.

We imagine, together. We believe that the collective wisdom, vision and hard work of our network will lead us to a thriving Jewish future.

We take bold, intentional risks, encourage experimentation, and embrace failure as a learning opportunity.