ABOUT US

A NEW

APPROACH

A NEW APPROACH TO AN OLD AND BURGEONING PROBLEM

The statistics are alarming. According to the Pew study, less than 25% of young Jews belong to a synagogue. Only 16% are members of other Jewish organizations, and, most significantly, just 13% see religion as essential in Judaism.

 

As the number of young Jews who practice Judaism - or even identify as Jewish - continues to decline, a new relevant and technological approach needs to be taken to connect and inspire the next generation of Jews to Judaism’s timeless wisdom and meaning and for the survival of our Jewish communities.

THE 

CAREER UP NOW

DIFFERENCE

CAREER UP NOW: STRENGTHENING THE FUTURE OF JUDAISM

 

Too often we silo our professional, personal and spiritual lives. But true power lies in an integrated life where our work, ourselves and our spiritual lives inform and influence one another.

 

Career Up Now uses the inherent spiritual value of a Jewish community and Judaism’s timeless wisdom to help empower young professionals to integrate and find relevance and meaning in their professional, personal and spiritual lives by helping emerging professionals find:

 

  • PROFESSIONAL SUCCESS: (kenesa) by creating a community where emerging professionals establish soulful connections with Jewish mentors who are leaders in their fields

 

  • PERSONAL FULFILLMENT: (kehilla) by helping the community of emerging professionals to develop critical interpersonal and soft skills to advance them in life and their careers through a Jewish lens.

 

  • SPIRITUAL GROWTH: (chokhmah) by helping the community of emerging professionals to embrace Jewish values and learn from industry leaders how they incorporate those values into their professional lives.

BELIEF STATEMENT:

We believe the way to engage emerging professionals (18-26 year olds) is through their interests in career advancement, unique experiences, and social good. We design career advancement cohorts and experiences that combine these three elements. 

Every day we advance the careers of emerging professionals by developing micro-communities that provide personal and professional coaching, access to top industry leaders, experiences to network, opportunities for social good, and Jewish meaning.

 

Our efforts ensure the relevancy and viability of tomorrow's Jewish communities.

MISSION STATEMENT:

Our mission is to empower Jewish emerging professionals to advance in their careers while incorporating Jewish values into their lives, through innovative networking and education opportunities with Jewish industry leaders. 

 

INCLUSION:

Career Up Now welcomes the participation of individuals of all faiths and people of all abilities, backgrounds, gender identities and sexual orientations. Building an inclusive community is a Career Up Now priority; we strive to accommodate all needs whenever possible.

BRADLEY CARO COOK Ed.D
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