Business

Babysitting Boss, Budding Philanthropist: Noa Mintz, 15

06/01/2015

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

Noa Mintz

Tikkun Olam On Wall Street: Jeremy Balkin, 31

06/01/2015

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.

06/01/2015

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

A Taste For The Hipster Life: Yuda Schlass, 30

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

05/29/2015

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.

07/08/2014
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

06/06/2014

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

06/06/2014

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

06/06/2014

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

Cool Dude with a Heart: Eli Lunzer

06/06/2014

Eli Lunzer is known on New York’s Jewish young professionals scene as a successful party producer. What many don’t realize, however, is that Lunzer, owner of Eli Lunzer Productions, has for many years donated significant time to an array of charities.

Eli Lunzer
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