Jennie Starr


Jennie Starr is a communications and marketing professional working in life sciences in San Diego. She is a lawyer with a background in high tech product management.

Jennie is the founder and Director of Tarbuton, a nonprofit that creates new entry points for Jewish community by supporting independent Jewish and Israeli community projects. She created the Startup18 Lab and several fellowships with training to inspire  and encourage.  The Jewish Yoga, Meditation and Mindfulness Fellowship in partnership with the Institute for Jewish Spirituality and a Teen Songleader Fellowship is in partnership with Rick Recht and his Songleader Boot Camp to inspire future song leadership in the community.  Jennie also offered Jewish educator awards through Tarbuton in partnership with the Harold Grinspoon Foundation to celebrate and reward local independent Jewish educators.

Jennie is passionate about Israeli music, dance and plays. She organizes Israeli cultural events bringing Israeli plays, actors, dancers and authors to San Diego. 

Jennie’s Projects – Get the Details

Startup18 Lab
Jewish Yoga, Meditation & Mindfulness Fellowship
Teen Song Leader Fellowship and Internship
Israeli Cultural Experiences

Contact  emailwebTarbuton facebookStartup18 facebook

Is There More?  Tarbuton has received awards and acknowledgement including selection three times for the Slingshot Guide for Jewish innovation. A long time advocate of Hebrew Public, Jennie helped launch Kavod, San Diego’s Hebrew Language Charter School and created a Jewish After School program, Kesher, generously funded by the Steinhardt Foundation for Jewish Life.  She also founded and served as a mentor for IAC Eitanim, a social entrepreneur program for middle school and high school teens in San Diego.

Jennie served on committees with the Jewish Federation of San Diego County including their YAD Young Adult Leadership,  Yom Haatzmaout/Celebrate Israel, Yom HaZikaron, and P2P Shaar HaNegev Partnership committees.  Jennie is a member of the AIPAC Council and the IAC’s San Diego Regional Council.

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