Mitzfunder is composed of a superstar team of young Jewish innovators, who are actively involved in the Jewish community building real projects and initiatives that have true impact in the world. If this describes you too, please consider joining our team and contact us at email@example.com.
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Aryeh Goldsmith is an entrepreneur from New York City. Aryeh has worked at The Foundation Center for over a decade and built the Foundation Directory Online
platform. In 2007 he founded Buddy Media
which today has become one of the largest corporate social media agencies. He has been involved in many projects and startups in the for-profit and non-profit worlds and currently spends his spare time working on a site that showcases new Jewish projects and professionals at jewishinnovation.org
With the help and support of:
founded Natiiv Arts & Media
in January 2009 after a successful career at Edelman PR in the digital group. She is a social media coach working with "rabbis and rockers." She is also a co-founder of TBD Minyan, a progressive independent minyan in Chicago, and the Director of Customer Experience at SpotOn. Leah continues to blog at Accidentally Jewish
and leads the monthly program Itza MItzva with Rabbi Michael Zedek. Itza MItzva is supported by a grant from ROI. She is a public speaker and trainer and has spoke at the Jewlicious Festival 6.0, OyHoo!, Tel Aviv University, IDC, Amutot, ROI Community, The Conversation, CCAR, SXSWi, SWPAP and Illinois CPA Society.
Ariel Beery is the co-founder and director of the PresenTense Group
, and serves as the editor and publisher of the Group's Magazine, as well as directs its educational fellowships. With over a decade of experience managing social movements and nonprofit organizations, Ariel is especially interested in social enterprise strategy and development as well as the life and times of the Jewish People in the Digital Age. Ariel holds graduate degrees in Jewish Studies and Nonprofit management from New York University, and undergraduate degrees in Economics and Political Science from Columbia University. A widely-published columnist in over a dozen papers around the world including the Forward, the London Jewish Chronicle, the Jerusalem Post and Haaretz, Ariel also enjoys teaching and lecturing at conferences worldwide, focusing on issues pertaining to the Jewish People, Zionism, and the impact of the Information Age on human communities. Ariel was named one of the 10 Jews to Watch by the World Jewish Digest, along with Facebook's founder Mark Zuckerberg and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, and was a finalist in the Brandeis University search for a Visiting Professor for Jewish Communal Innovation.
Aharon Horwitz is the co-founder and director of the the PresenTense Group
, and the co-founder of the PresenTense Institute for socially minded entrepreneurs. Aharon has founded and directed initiatives in technology and community, such as MavenHaven.com, and in student programming, such as the Azure Student Journals Project. Aharon speaks regularly in the Jewish Community and consults on student programming, strategic planning, and innovative marketing. Aharon studied Political Science and Arabic at Columbia University and has published and been cited on the subject of suicide terrorism. He volunteers for the Jerusalem based social justice organizations B'Maaglei Tzedek and Atzum's Task Force on Human Trafficking and is a recipient of the World Zionist Organization's Herzl Prize.
is a cause media entrepreneur with over a decade's experience in social innovation and cause marketing within the Jewish communal sector. He is presently Director of Jew It Yourself
: The Every Day Guide to Do-It-Yourself Jewish Living, as well as Director of Digital Strategy for Repair the World
, a civic organization that aims to make service a defining element of Jewish life.