Resources and Next Steps

If you are motivated to create change with Jewish women social entrepreneurs, we encourage you to take one or more of the next steps with us, UpStart, and with the organizations featured in the event:

  • Jewish Women’s Foundation of New York
    • Join the Isha Koach giving circle that identifies and funds organizations, founded and led by Jewish women, that address issues facing vulnerable women and girls in the United States and globally.
    • Join the Start-Up Grants Committee that funds new and innovative organizations in the United States that are promoting women and girls as leaders.
    • Participate on one or more of our many other committees including grants; education, advocacy & outreach; and development.
    • Learn more by contacting Jamie Allen Black at or go to
  • ¬†UpStart
    • Engage more with UpStart innovators at local events! Sign up for our mailing list at
    • Join our Local Advisory Board to connect and support social entrepreneurs. Interested in learning more? Reach out to Sarah Gass at
  • Mother Health International
    • Donate to the ambulance fund at This is an ongoing and urgent need!
    • Gather donations of gently used baby clothes and cloth diapers. We send each mom home from the birth center with a diaper and a set of clothes. These items are like gold to new mamas! Email for NYC drop-off locations or the US mailing address.
    • Send a care package to midwives in Uganda. It’s hard to get treats, lotions, soaps, and pampering items in Uganda. Pull together a package for midwives who work day in and day out to save lives in Uganda and make their lives a little sweeter and nicer. Care packages can be sent to Mother Health International: PO Box 123, Gulu, Uganda, Africa.