Startup Torah Experience
Startup Torah Experience in Tel Aviv is an intensive and meaningful fusion of Torah study and professional business internships. The Startup Torah Experience offers English speaking students the world over a gap year in Israel program that includes a Rosh Yeshiva led Beit Midrash with a focus on business ethics, while also being immersed in the cutting edge business world with a full schedule of internships in Tel Aviv’s top Startup Nation companies. The program is built on the principle that many pre-college students are eager to begin building a serious professional resume, while still balancing Torah and lifestyle, before furthering their academic education. Tel Aviv as the heart of the Startup Nation is the ideal setting for this concept, being the leading tech epicenter of the world second only to Silicon Valley, and can provide students with the world-class benefits of a truly vibrant international city.
For 16+ years Yehuda has been deeply engrossed in the high-tech sector, specializing in media start-ups. Yehuda co-founded MasterMailings at age 16, which was acquired by age 18. Yehuda made Aliyah from Passaic New Jersey and served in Nachal 931 as an IDF infantry soldier. Upon release, Yehuda quickly found his place in Tel Aviv, the Jewish start-up capital of the world. Climbing ranks to positions such as Senior Marketing Manager at Matomy Media (public on the TASE) and then Director of Marketing at start-up Adorika Media where he managed their seats on the largest ad exchanges in the world. Most recently, Yehuda founded PPI Media, where he executes big budget campaigns for notable brands such as Microsoft, Cisco, Verizon, Toyota, EA, Heineken, Skittles and many more. Yehuda lives in Tel Aviv with his wife Riki and their three children, spending his days learning torah, working as an active member of the White City community, and consulting for start-ups in Tel Aviv Ir HaKodesh.