Jewish High Tech Community (JHTC) Mentorship Program

Jewish High Tech Community Mentorship Program

More about the Program

The Mentorship Committee has established some best practices and are striving to build a long-term sustainable program. This program is open ended by design. For mentees, we ask you to approach mentorship with one or two goals in mind which you will share with your mentor at your first meeting. For both mentors and mentees, we ask that you have in mind a monthly time commitment you believe you can maintain and a promise to be the best program participant you can be.

Application submission is open to all, regardless of your location. The Covid-19 pandemic has taught us that physical location is irrelevant provided you have accessible internet communication tools. Applications are no longer being accepted for the 2023 mentorship program.



SignpostParticipants will be selected and matched based on information provided in the program application and in interactive interviews. Therefore, we strongly encourage you to be as complete as possible in your application to increase your likelihood of being selected for the program and to assist us in making the best possible matches. While this process is not a perfect science, the Mentorship Committee works diligently to create the most beneficial experience for everyone involved. We spend the four months prior to the beginning of each program processing applications, categorizing information, performing matches and notifying applicants of their status.

During the six-month duration of the program, each mentor and mentee will meet as frequently as they deem necessary and may do so electronically, face-to-face or both. With the advent of Covid-19 most meetings have been virtual. Sometimes individuals cannot be matched because an appropriate partner is currently not available. Remember that there will be plenty of opportunities to participate in future cycles. Please consider re-applying if you are not selected this time around.

Are You interested in Being an Alternate Mentor?

If you are a mentor who is only interested in working with someone who wants help in your specific area of expertise (e.g., an attorney who is only willing to work with a law student or new lawyer), you may want to add yourself to our  list of alternate mentors. If a mentee requests a mentor with your particular skillset or interest area, we will match you with that mentee.  Sign-Up To Be An Alternative Mentor

JHTC Mentorship committee members talking before a meeting.


JHTC Mentorship Committee

  • Larry Slotnick, CEO, Slotnick Systems and JHTC Board Member
  • Michelle Filba, Software Engineer, Facebook
  • Peter Hoffman, CEO & Founder, J Leaders and Board of Directors, JHTC & Executive Committee, Jewish Silicon Valley
  • Linda Lubin Thompson, Executive Coach and Consultant, L2T Leadership Development and JHTC Board Member
  • Karen Treiger, Human Resources Consultant
  • Katie Zeisl, DEB Program Manager Student

Reflections from Past JHTC Mentorship Program Mentees and Mentors

“Mentoring is a privilege. For me, it was an opportunity to learn about my mentee’s professional goals, and career aspirations, while guiding her step by step, week after week towards them. I would like to thank the incredible JHTC Mentorship Committee for puting your heart and soul into this program! Thank you for all your work, and for giving both of us this unique and longlasting opportunity to grow!” – Nadia Belkind

“Participating in JHTC’s Mentorship Program was a great experience I’d recommend to everyone. Being able to connect with someone who had both greater life and career experience than myself gave me insights that allowed me to reflect on some of the challenges I encountered with a lot more clarity and direction. My mentor was able to provide me with guidance I would not have found anywhere else.”  – Ronny C

“The JHTC mentorship program surpassed my expectations by helping me build new skills related to networking that I didn’t realize would be so valuable.” – Arielle Kozin

“My mentor is a teacher, an accountability partner, a friend, and most of all helped me push myself to take the steps towards a career leap I’ve been thinking about for ages.” – Anonymous

“I was so happy with the program I told everyone I know to apply!” – Sabina Klein

“Participating in JHTC’s Mentorship Program is a life changing experience…the program has helped me build up my confidence and has empowered me to go after my dreams.”–Katie

“This program has been such a fantastic experience. Not only did I learn so much, I met a ton of great people and feel like I’ve grown personally in many ways. Going through life and having someone to keep you accountable but also help you with your struggles or questions is such a great benefit that everyone should try to get. I can’t recommend this program enough for people looking to improve their lives” – Kevin Sloan

“A valuable networking, mentoring, and overall professional resource for young adults.” – Jess Pepper Wang

“Andrew, you are awesome! is a phrase my mentor often told me when we would speak over the phone on our weekly call. Aside from encouragement and support, my mentor gave me countless pieces of great advice in regards to both my professional career and personal life as I transitioned from college student to a sales engineer. This mentorship program provided me with timely guidance during this shift in my life as I develop my career and plan for the future.” – Andrew Gelman

“Being a JHTC mentor is a rewarding experience and opportunity to give back to our community. The Mentorship Committee is doing terrific job in finding good mentees who are pleasure to work with.” -Ron Warshawsky, CEO, Enteros, Inc.

“JHTC’s mentorship program was transformational. My mentor provided practical insightful advice, helping me become a greater leader.” – Itamar Frankenthal

“I found the JHTC Mentorship Program to be a marvelous opportunity which helped me achieve my primary goal of becoming a technical recruiter. I really appreciate all the time, effort and knowledge that the committee and my mentor shared with me and hope to one day be able to share my knowledge and experience with others, too!” – Iryna Nevozhai

“Great program and great mentor that really helped and cared. Thank you!” – Anonymous

Questions about the JHTC Mentorship Program?