You are a Jewish social entrepreneur or professional and want to build the ventures that solve our communal issues.


Our communal needs have changed. Together we can improve the growth and quality of Jewish life.


Let's leverage our communal knowledge to create innovation and impact.

The Impact Accelerator

The Impact Accelerator is an 18-month program built on mentorship-based growth and early-stage funding for Jewish nonprofit entrepreneurs. The OU will pair a selected cohort of Jewish nonprofit entrepreneurs with experienced professional mentors and supply them with OU resources, knowledge base, and networks.

The cohort of entrepreneurs will participate in a customized curriculum of business skills, coaching, funding, and implementation strategies to accelerate their ventures that are solving our community’s most significant needs.

The Perks

How it works


Meet our team

Rabbi David Felsenthal
Chief Innovation Officer
Jenna Nelson Beltser
Assistant Director of Innovation
Charlie Harary
Chair of Impact Accelerator