Business

Daniel Smith, 24

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Students Invested In Israel

Students Invested In Israel

05/23/2016 (All day)

At a time when other students at the University of Michigan were advancing anti-Israel boycotts and disinvestment, Daniel Smith thought to help Israel by doing exactly the opposite: investing in the Jewish State and helping other students — Jewish and non-Jewish — do the same.

Daniel Smith, 24 - Students Invested In Israel

Danielle Gould, 33

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Committed to a Better Food Future

Committed to a Better Food Future

05/23/2016 (All day)

There’s a revolution happening in the food industry, and Danielle Gould is on the front lines.

Danielle Gould, 33 - Committed to a Better Food Future

Babysitting Boss, Budding Philanthropist: Noa Mintz, 15

05/31/2015 - 20:00

Some high school students babysit for extra cash. Noa Mintz launched her own babysitting agency.

Noa Mintz

Jeremy Balkin, 31

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Tikkun Olam On Wall Street

05/31/2015 (All day)

Jeremy Balkin has been called the “Anti-Wolf of Wall Street,” not because he is less inclined to pursue capital but rather because of his ethical approach. The native Australian thinks of himself as “an activist investor.”

Jeremy Balkin

Making The Shidduch Swipe-able: David Yarus, 28

The inventor of a Jewish dating app also helps Jewish organizations with social media.

05/31/2015 - 20:00

David Yarus calls himself a hopeless romantic. “All I’m looking for is peace and love,” he said. Yarus’ penchant for passion explains why he has built a business out of playing Cupid.

David Yarus

Yuda Schlass, 30

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A Taste For The Hipster Life

This Jerusalem-raised Chabadnik brings new flavors and techniques to kosher food.

05/28/2015 (All day)

When Yuda Schlass started Hassid + Hipster, his kosher pop-up sandwich shop, he never expected he’d be serving up his signature snacks to the kosher crowd Down Under.

Yuda Schlass

'Crumbs' Cupcakes To Close All Doors

A kibbutz-inspired baked goods empire fails, telling arriving workers to go home.

07/07/2014 - 20:00
Jewish Week Correspondent

After several weeks of public financial difficulty, Crumbs Cupcakes has announced that by the end of Monday they would permanently close all of their locations.

The end of an era. Michael Datikash

Mason and Mug, and Beyond: Matthue Roth, Itta Werdiger-Roth

06/05/2014 - 20:00

Creating everything from hip dining to children’s literature, Itta Werdiger-Roth and Matthue Roth have become Brooklyn’s Jewish power couple.

Matthue Roth and Itta Werdiger-Roth. Sam Suter

Helping is his Business: Shlomo Klapper

06/05/2014 - 20:00

One day while walking through the University of Pennsylvania cafeteria, Shlomo Klapper struck up a conversation with Troy Harris, one of the cafeteria’s workers. Harris had a great idea for a small business but couldn’t it get it off the ground. Klapper, who has a self-described “bias towards action,” wanted to find a way to help not just Harris, but all the struggling small businesses in West Philadelphia. This was the humble beginning of Consult for America (CFA), a student group that offers pro-bono consulting services to struggling low-income businesses.

Shlomo Klapper

Wall Street Humanitarian: Andrew Klaber

06/05/2014 - 20:00

When asked about his many accomplishments, Andrew Klaber states the facts: summa cum laude graduate of Yale; MBA/JD from Harvard Business School and Harvard Law; investor at Paulson & Co. Inc., a leading hedge fund in New York. He sits on the boards of over half a dozen nonprofits, serves as co-chair of UJA-Federation’s Young Wall Street Division, and has run nine marathons.

Andrew Klaber
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