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‘Big Bang Theory’s’ Mayim Bialik to Lead Jewish Entrepreneurial Boot Camp

The actress has become a co-chair for Core18, a fellowship for young Jewish business people.

By: Ashley Baylen

Published: September 16th, 2013 in Culture » Society » News

‘Big Bang Theory’s’ Mayim Bialik to Lead Jewish Entrepreneurial Boot Camp

‘Blossom’ and ‘Big Bang Theory’ actress, Mayim Bialik, shares her thoughts and experiences with Orthodox Judaism in a contemporary world regularly through Jewish parenting blog, Kveller.com. The Hollywood star, who also boasts a PhD in neuroscience, has recently taken on another endeavor; co-chair of Core18.

Core18 describes itself as an entrepreneurial boot camp for emerging Jewish business people between the ages of 19 and 25. The fully funded fellowship infuses Jewish values with lessons in business and leadership.

Bialik joins two other co-chairs on the project; Dr. Tal Ben-Shahar, a Harvard lecturer working in the positive psychology field, and Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, a former chief rabbi of the United Kingdom.

Core18 intends to recruit 36 young Jewish hopefuls to participate in the fellowship. Applications are being accepted through October 15th and will launch in January 2014.

“Core18 Leaders Lab is a mad scientist’s dream,” Bialik tells Times of Israel in a conference call last week. “We bring in emerging Jewish leaders and give them the connections, training and funding they’ll need to experiment with cool new ideas that can change the Jewish landscape.”

Core18, which is a project of online university Jerusalem U, hopes to provide the tools and environment necessary to empower young Jewish minds. Through access to an encouraging and enriching environment, professional networks, and business advice, the program will allow the fellows to enter the business world with confidence and strong values.

“There’s more to life and more to a person than what the world sees on the surface,” Bialik continues.

“To do great things in the world, we must first seek greatness within ourselves … CORE18 is about daring to be more, to do more and to achieve more than you ever thought possible.”

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