The OU Impact Accelerator identifies and advances promising Jewish nonprofits. Through education, mentorship, and collaboration, we empower great leaders committed to strengthening our communal landscape in new ways.
Founder: Yosef Gillers
What: GrowTorah develops educational Torah garden programs for Jewish schools and communal organizations, incubating emunah, environmental stewardship, compassion for creatures, and Tzedakah.
Founded: September 2015
Founders: Chana Esther Schechter, Zeldy Oppen, and Goldy Jaroslawicz
What: imadi is an organization that empowers individuals and families facing mental health difficulties through providing support, guidance, and education. The focus of imadi is to establish functionality in homes that are suffering due to mental illness.
Founder: Reva Judas
Team: Aimee Baron, M.D., Esther Levie, R.N., and Ellen Krischer
What: NechamaComfort supports families who have suffered miscarriage, stillbirth or infant loss. Services include immediate help at the time of the loss and ongoing individual, family and group support. Training programs for medical personnel, therapists and clergy help them better address the needs of their clients and congregants. Awareness programs for communities and workplaces provide guidance on being supportive of friends, neighbors and co-workers.
Founders: Shimon Kolyakov, Rubin Kolyakov, and Yosef Davis
What: Torah Anytime records Torah lectures given around the world and uploads the footage to our website for the whole world to watch, free of charge. Since our founding, we have received more and more requests for lectures of Torah videos conducted by Jewish speakers and Rabbis, with the website growing steadily ever since.
Team: Yaakov Mintz and Israel Anteby
What: Yedei Moshe is a program that seeks out and helps businesses hire at risk youth. It matches at risk youth and employers and provides personal mentoring and support for both to help facilitate success.
Founded: May 2018