Making Waves in the World of Jewish Education
July 4, 2012
by Frayda Laufer-Leibtag
Education is arguably one of the fields in most desperate need of innovation. The Threshold Fellowship, an important new incubator for Jewish Educational Entrepreneurship, was introduced by HaOhel Institutions, Yad Yaakov’s Jerusalem branch, to enable Fellows to create their own meaningful ventures and occupations, while continuing their lifelong dream of living in Israel. On Thursday, June 28, Threshold’s first cohort of Fellows pitched their ideas that aim to solve some of the greatest challenges facing Jewish education. Launch Night was the culmination of the Fellows’ hard work over the course of a six-month program where they learned about visioning, prototyping and assessment, business models, finance, and fundraising. The Threshold Fellowship is a PresenTense Community Entrepreneur Partnership (CEP) that strengthens the connection between young adults and their Jewish communities through a fellowship that engages local innovators and professionals in cooperative ventures.