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Cyd Weissman

Vice President for Innovation and Impact, Reconstructing Judaism

Cyd Weissman links inquiry, experimentation, and successes to help communities create Jewish learning that lives. She has joined Reconstructing Judaism and the faculty of RRC, and is excited to ignite new approaches that arise at the intersection of theory and practice. She serves as Vice President for Innovation and Impact; Director, The Reconstructionist Learning Network; and Professor of Jewish Education and Entrepeneurship.

Formerly, Weissman served as the director of Innovation in Congregational Learning for The Jewish Education Project, where she led the creation of The Coalition of Innovating Congregations. For a decade, she taught at Hebrew Union College in NYC. She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, Gratz College and Penn State University.

Lisa Colton, Master of the Entrepreneurial Sashay

To thrive in changing times, Lisa Colton, founder and President of Darim Online, elegantly demonstrates the “two-step” of entrepreneurial leadership.


Going the Way of Profit

Launching a Jewish start-up? Todd Shotz says there are signficant advantages to going the way of a for-profit company.


Fundraising: Not Rocket Science

Learning fundraising on the fly is actually possible, according to Rabbi Elie Kaunfer, Executive Director of Mechon Hadar.


Stay Strong for your Startup

Rabbi Sara Luria says there are four things you can do to stay strong in the early days of a startup.


Adapt (Not Just Adopt): A Conversation with Hebrew University Professor Jonathan Mirvis about Social and Commercial Entrepreneurship for Jewish Education

Do we adopt “entrepreneurial ideas” wholesale, or tinker with them to reflect on our projects of social value? Cyd Weissman interviews Hebrew University professor, Jonathan Mirvis to find out.


Work on the Right Side

Profile of Rabbi Sid Schwarz’s approach to creating entrepreneurial Jewish structures


Hurry Up and Slow Down

Profile of social entrepreneur Aliza Kline’s approach to design thinking


Your Customer May Not Be Your Consumer

Profile of social entrepreneur Lynn Lancaster, co-founder of Sababa Surf Camp.


Strapping on the Tool Belt

Introductory post to Edgeblog