Yoshi Silverstein is founder and executive director of Mitsui Collective, which builds resilient community through embodied Jewish practice and multiracial justice. He also is a Schusterman Fellow, an initiative of the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Philanthropies. The Fellowship empowers leaders to drive positive change in the Jewish community, Israel, and beyond. Previously, Silverstein was director of the JOFEE Fellowship at Hazon, catalyzing the growth of emerging professionals working across the U.S. and Canada in the realm of Jewish relationship to land, food, culture, and climate.
As a Chinese-Ashkenazi-American Jew, Silverstein is an active leader, advocate, and educator in the Jews of Color community and speaks regularly on diversity, equity, and inclusion. He has been a cast member of Kaleidoscope Project’s “What Does Jewish Look Like to You” monologue series and an ELI Talks speaker; and is an alumnus of Selah (Cohort 14, Jewish Leaders of Color), GLEAN Network’s certificate in Spiritual Entrepreneurship with Columbia Business School, the Dorot Fellowship, and the PresenTense NYC Accelerator for Social Entrepreneurship. Silverstein lives in the Cleveland area with his wife, daughter, and pup.