Elisheva Thompson

Director, Brand & Marketing

Bringing to light

UpStart’s bold brand and marketing strategy /&/ helping social entrepreneurs design memorable brands for their growing ventures

The basics

Elisheva Thompson has an extensive background in marketing and communications, specializing in brand strategy, strategic communication, and environments design. Originally from Los Angeles, she is a Jewish spirituality enthusiast, and is passionate about giving Jewish communities a voice and an online presence.

Elisheva has provided digital marketing and creative direction to numerous organizations within both private and nonprofit sectors. Prior to UpStart, she served as the Communications Director at Congregation Tikvat Jacob Beth Torah and at UpStart Venture Accelerator alum, Eshel. Elisheva got her start in marketing at digital agency, Huge, where she first made the move from freelance graphic designer to marketing assistant. Since then, her career and her passion for inspiring communications that move people to action have soared.

She currently serves on the leadership team of SVIVAH – connecting and celebrating Jewish women.

How Elisheva finds meaning and comes together with others

A regular Shabbat dinner host, Elisheva finds meaning in moments where food, wine, and the right mixture of people combine to create magic, diversity, and authentic connection. She is also an aspiring shelichat tzibbur – prayer leader – and enjoys spending time in religious community.

Elisheva is always eager to connect with likeminded leaders in the Jewish community. Find her on LinkedIn in conversation on personal branding, spirituality, and remote work.