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About Impact Accelerator

The OU Impact Accelerator identifies and advances promising Jewish nonprofits. Through education, mentorship, and collaboration, we empower great leaders committed to strengthening our communal landscape in new ways.

The Orthodox Union launched the OU Impact Accelerator to support entrepreneurial ventures addressing our communal challenges.

We partner nonprofit entrepreneurs, successful professionals, and OU resources to work on the most impactful projects and share our growing knowledge base.

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By the Numbers

4
Cohorts
19
Ventures
23
Founders
330K
Money Allocated
30
Mentors
260
Applications
5
Board Members
35+
Workshops
3
Countries

Why we are needed

Our Team

Abigail Rochlin
Interim Director
Abigail Rochlin
Interim Director

Abigail Rochlin is the Impact Accelerator’s interim director. She graduated from Yeshiva University’s Stern Honors Program in January 2022 with a major in psychology and minor in data analytics. Abigail is also an advisor for the Frisch School’s yearbook. She has been part time with the Impact Accelerator since June 2020 and began working full time at the Accelerator in March 2022. In August 2022, Abigail became the interim director and is excited for the next steps of the Accelerator.

You can reach Abigail at rochlina@ou.org

Dorna Youseflaleh
Community Manager
Dorna Youseflaleh
Community Manager

Our Mentors

Ezra Friedberg
Chairman of the Board
Ed Stelzer
Board
Elliott Mandelbaum
Board
Josef Loeffler
Board
Vivian Stok
Board

Timeline

Feb 2018.
Accelerator launched
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May 2018.
Cohort I Selection
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Nov 2018.
Cohort I Education
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Dec 2019.
Cohort II Selection
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March 2020.
Cohort II Education
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Nov 2020.
Cohort III Selection
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April 2021.
Cohort III Education
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January 2022.
Cohort IV Selection
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June 2022.
Cohort IV Education
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