In good faith: How nonprofit leaders effect community change

As worldwide needs continue to morph at lightning speed, intrapreneurs and their institutions are forced to keep up. But more than ever before those needs are increasingly laced with community and user values.

Enter faith-based intrapreneurs, a band of change-makers who for years have had a front row seat to community change that is grounded in shared values. For decades, faith-based nonprofits have been doing the hard work of moving the needle within their traditional and values-driven communities.

Join UpStart, a Jewish nonprofit that seeks to embolden the leaders of its community to dream, build, and grow solutions to complex community-wide challenges, in a conversation with some critical intrapreneurs in its network. Hear why these intrapreneurs see themselves as crucial to the work of innovation, and how being situated within a faith-based nonprofit positions them for incredible success.

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Jun 10 2021


New York time
9:00 am - 10:00 am

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  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Jun 10 2021
  • Time: 9:00 am - 10:00 am


  • Aleeza Lubin
    Aleeza Lubin

    As Senior Director of Intrapreneurs & Institutions, Aleeza Lubin manages UpStart’s strategic support of institutional change across the North American Jewish community. She loves learning and all the opportunities it brings. Originally a high school math and history teacher, and a former unit head at overnight summer camps, Aleeza will always credit those times for igniting her passion for leadership development.

    Aleeza has been an educator, a programmer, and a consultant, identifying opportunities for growth and change, and supporting the development of thousands along the way.

    Forever a student, Aleeza holds bachelor’s degrees in history and secondary education, a master’s degree in American studies, and multiple leadership certifications.

  • Anne Berman-Waldorf
    Anne Berman-Waldorf

    Anne Berman-Waldorf, RJE, serves as the Director of Lifelong Education at Congregation Beth
    Chaim (Princeton Junction, NJ) where she works to make Jewish education meaningful and
    relevant. Anne is passionate about using Reform Jewish values to transform lives and make
    the world a better place. In her role at the congregation, she oversees all education – including
    a Pre-School, a supplemental Religious School, youth groups, adult education and family

    programming. She has a Master’s Degree in Religious Education from Hebrew Union College-
    Jewish Institute of Religion and an undergraduate degree in Religious Thought from the

    University of Pennsylvania. She is the Past President of the Association of Reform Jewish
    Educators. Anne, an avid reader and knitter, is married to Joshua Waldorf; they are the parents
    of two children, Sam and Lily.

  • Dena Klein
    Dena Klein

    Rabbi Dena Klein is the Managing Director of New Models at The Jewish Education Project,
    assisting educators in creating ground-breaking approaches to offer relevant, meaningful
    Jewish learning. Rabbi Klein is a sought-after change consultant for congregations and other
    institutions interested in thinking differently about Jewish life. She has served as a presenter
    in a variety of settings and has advised congregations in leadership and curriculum
    development. Rabbi Klein has served as a rabbi of Chavurat Tikvah, Stephen Wise Free
    Synagogue in New York City, and Temple Sinai of Roslyn. Rabbi Klein received her Rabbinic
    Ordination and Masters of Hebrew Letters from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of
    Religion in New York City, where she has also served as an adjunct faculty member. She holds
    a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania.

  • Eddie Chavez Calderon
    Eddie Chavez Calderon

    Since he was a teenager, Eddie Chavez Calderon has been deeply involved in social justice
    work. From the trenches to the coasts and everywhere in between, Eddie fights for a
    progressive movement that works towards a more inclusive, diverse America. Despite having
    many obstacles in his way, nothing has deterred Eddie from continuing to fight for the Latino
    community as well as LGBTQ+ acceptance and inclusion, woman’s rights, economic justice,
    workers’ rights, citizenship and civic engagement, voter equality, and much more! He is excited to be a part of an interfaith coalition to continue to advocate for the dignity of every person no matter their creed or national origin.

  • Kim Newstadt
    Kim Newstadt

    Kim Newstadt is the Director of Research + Learning at the Jewish Foundation of Cincinnati, where she is responsible for guiding priorities for learning and innovation. She leads research initiatives, creates participatory processes to assess community needs, builds opportunities for communal learning and experimentation, and applies knowledge of Jewish communal trends to funding strategy. As the lead professional for the 2019 Cincinnati Jewish Community Study, an important tool for community planning, Kim worked closely with the research team at the Cohen Center at Brandeis University and continues to explore the applications of data through creative learning and experimentation with local leaders; she is also launching a volunteer team of diverse voices to design funding criteria to guide experimental grants around some of the Foundation’s new focus areas.

    Kim’s career in philanthropy has included working at the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles, Santa Monica Museum of Art and University of Southern California. She finds joy in raising two spirited young daughters with her partner and by sparking connection through the arts as a lifelong dancer, painter, and founding board member of ish Festival.



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