- Makom Community: an intentional Jewish community led by Danielle Rugoff, who successfully launched a similar community in Dallas
- Wow in 60: engaging videos geared toward Jewish teens, spearheaded by Rabbi Daniel Bortz ( https://www.facebook.com/rabbibortz/ )
- Kesher Kef: an after school Jewish enrichment program directed by Orli Moses ( https://www.facebook.com/groups/797322513654789/ )
- The Butterfly Project Now: the next phase of the Butterfly Project, focused on training a network of public school educators to scale the program founded by Cheryl Rattner Price on Holocaust education ( http://www.thebutterflyprojectnow.org/ )
- End the Fear: an initiative to gather data and increase reporting around anti-Semitic incidents and BDS on college campuses, led by Sam Litvin
Each of the 5 winners will receive prizes of $2500 and professional development and coaching from Upstart in an idea acceleration phase of the program.
An example of an incredible intersection between our joint work with the Hackathon and with IAC Eitanim appears below.