Start-Up Shul works to spread Torah to more people and more communities in North America by funding and supporting entrepreneurial members of the Orthodox clergy to establish synagogues that embody an inclusive, accepting Orthodoxy that embraces the diversity and difference within halakha (Jewish law).



President: Maharat Ruth Friedman

Treasurer: Behnam Dayanim

Secretary: Rabbi Etan Mintz

Board Members:

  • Rabbi Shmuel Herzfeld
  • Rabbi Yosef Kanefsky
  • Steve Lieberman, Esq.
  • Laura Shaw Frank, Esq.
  • Rabbi Uri Topolosky B.B.