Coworking Space for Orthodox Jews Opens in Israel

In an article from CTECH, Amarelle Wenkert wrote:

Located in Bnei Brak, an ultra-Orthodox suburb of Tel Aviv, Ampersand is set to be “ultra-Orthodox friendly,” while not looking like a yeshiva, founder says

Ampersand, the first ultra-Orthodox coworking space in Israel, is set to begin operations next week in Bnei Brak, an ultra-Orthodox suburb of Tel Aviv.

Established by KamaTech, a nonprofit organization working to integrate Israel’s ultra-Orthodox population into its technology industry, Ampersand is supported by Cisco and received the mentorship of coworking market leader WeWork.

In addition to coworking space, Ampersand will offer workshops and training and mentorship programs. Mr. Friedman said he is collaborating with companies including Microsoft, Cisco, Google, and Facebook to develop joint programs to advance entrepreneurship in among Jewish ultra-Orthodox people in Israel. KamaTech founded five years ago and now counting more than a 1,000 members, will move its accelerator and mentorship programs to the new space.

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