Who we are: The Jewish Business Accelerator is the premier organization for Jewish professionals in Western Massachusetts seeking best practices, big ideas, bold vision and a network of trusted peers. If you are serious about expanding your mind, your business or your career, we are the community for you. We are a 501c3 organization with the IRS.


Board of Directors / Founding Members:

Executive Co-Chair:Danny KatesGoldman Sachs
Executive Co-Chair:Frank RobertsRoberts Energy
Finance Chair:Drew SadowskyDS Strategic – Your Analytical CFO
Marketing Chair:Michael WeberMinuteman Press
Membership Chair:Lavy KosofskyLubavitcher Yeshiva Academy (LYA)

Our Programming

  1. JBA Project LaunchPad: Think “Shark Tank” but seeking zero equity, motivated solely by mitzvah.
  2. JBA Educational Forum: We strive to transform our community and the lives of our members by opening doors to world-class business leaders, innovators and forward-thinkers, who mentor and teach through unparalleled educational events. 
  3. JBA Social Experiences: Themed social experiences designed to enhance and leverage the development of deeper interpersonal connections within our professional network.
  4. JBA Business Directory: An online Jewish Business Directory to help enhance the economic growth of the community. Think of it as a local, Jewish “YELP”, including the “Kosher GPS”.
  5. JBA Newsletter: Our quarterly newsletter that details the happenings of our organization, highlights recent events, lists upcoming events, and contains featured articles and inspirational torah teachings.