UpStart Bay Area Innovation Retreat

March 19th, 2012

Since 2004, UpStart has been listening to and working with innovators in Jewish life. UpStart supports social entrepreneurs dedicated to reaching some of the 80% of Bay Area Jews who have no connection to existing Jewish institutions, with a focus on reaching teens and young adults. These initiatives, ranging from volunteering to bring Jewish life to children with disabilities, to happy hours that also serve Jewish philanthropic causes, are spearheaded by individuals with the passion, dedication, and skill to engage this community.

This report provides an evaluation of the first UpStart Innovation Retreat held in Alamo, California in October 2010. Twelve professionals and one lay leader representing eight Bay Area Jewish communal organizations attended the retreat.

UpStart Bay Area Innovation Retreat Evaluation ReportFebruary, 2011