If you have been planning on starting a business you’ve probably heard this already: Go to Crown Heights Young Entrepreneurs (CHYE). If you take this advice, you will most likely at some point end up sitting down with Mr. Yehuda Berg, business mentor extraordinaire and all around good guy. Yehuda has been doing this for a long time, in many different communities and for many different organizations.
Golda is a founder of The StreetLite, a Crown Heights boutique that specializes in selling modest athletic apparel.
This is her CHYE Story:
I have always had a love for fitness, from the time I joined the gym as a teenager. After I got married, I became certified by the IFPA as a pre/post natal personal trainer and fitness coach, working with women in Crown Heights.
Zlata A Crown Heights resident, has recently opened "Zlata's Wigs, sheitel stylist" a new take on the sheitel-macher offering upscale service at affordable pricing. With her new storefront opening on Kingston ave, Zlata, with the help of CHYE, hopes to disrupt the way sheitels are sold in our neighborhood.
We sat down to speak to her.
Yehuda is a writer, translator, and editor specializing in Jewish academia. He has served on the research team of Machon Shmuel—The Sami Rohr Research Institute since 2013, researching and writing papers on a wide variety of topics, such as Jewish history, scriptural exegesis, halachah, and chasidus. He recently founded Prolific, to house his work and many ventures in Jewish writing and translation.