Mazal tov to Dana Kanter Prottas, MARE '13 and Rabbi Jeremy Weisblatt, '14 whose professional programs were selected to participate in UpStart's Accelerator program.
Dana is the Executive Director of Yachad, the Jewish Educational Platform for Teens, and is an alumna of the first cohort of the EXECUTIVE M.A. PROGRAM IN JEWISH EDUCATION. "YACHAD represents a fundamental transformation in the way Jewish education is delivered for teens in Minneapolis, which is a direct response to a significant decline in teen engagement in Jewish educational programs and communal life. Yachad engages, inspires, and educates teens along their Jewish journeys in order to create future leaders who possess confidence, enthusiasm, and curiosity about Jewish learning and living." Read more about Dana and her program's accomplishment.
Rabbi Jeremy Weisblatt's works with Makom, Temple Sholom of Chicago’s 20s/30s community, which has also been selected to participate in the UpStart Accelerator program. Rabbi Jeremy Weisblatt, HUC-JIR/New York '14 and a current Pines School of Graduate Studies Doctor of Hebrew Letters student, serves as Assistant Rabbi at TEMPLE SHOLOM and is the clergy liaison for MAKOM. "Makom’s mission is (to be): 'The place for young(ish) Jew(ish) folks who are reforming and discovering our cultural and spiritual identities as we take on the world.' Working both inside and outside of Temple Sholom of Chicago, Makom envisions an expanded, deeply engaged community of people who are constantly developing a meaningful, personal, and profound communal relationship with Judaism." Read more about Jeremy and his program's accomplishments.