Bay Area

As the birthplace of UpStart, the Bay Area Hub continues to thrive more than a decade later. We fuel the fire of our network through partnerships with established institutions, opportunities for emerging ventures, and our popular community workshops.

Home to one of the biggest cross-sections of the UpStart Network, our region is often the first stop for leaders seeking to understand what’s next in the broader Jewish community. With the unique geography and dispersed populations of the Bay Area, we’re committed to meeting the needs of anyone looking to shape and change Jewish life.

Program Highlights

  • Community Workshops, no-cost experiential learning opportunities open to anyone looking to expand their capacity for out-of-the-box thinking. Learn more about UpStart’s community workshops.
  • Customized training and coaching for teen engagement professionals in the San Francisco Jewish Teen Initiative Innovation Accelerator.*
  • Interactive, hands-on Sprints and Workshops for partners like Diller Teen Fellows, Jewish Social Justice Roundtable, Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley, and Bay Area Temple Administrators.

We collaborate with established institutions who aspire to adapt to a changing world and empower change agents looking to grow new Jewish ideas. To learn more about how we can support you, reach out to Samantha Zellman, Director, Bay Area.

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* In partnership with the Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, The Peninsula, Marin, and Sonoma Counties

Regional Staff

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