Director of JOFEE Fellowship, Hazon
Founder, Mitsui Collective
Yoshi Silverstein is a Chinese-Ashkenazi-American Jew and an educator, coach, speaker, husband, and father. At present he is Director of the JOFEE Fellowship at Hazon, the Jewish Lab for Sustainability; and founder of Mitsui Collective, which builds individual and collective resiliency through movement, wellness, and nature connection practices through a Jewish lens. Yoshi holds close to two decades of experience in both Jewish and secular outdoor, food, farming, and environmental education; and earned his Masters Degree in Landscape Architecture at the University of Maryland with a thesis focusing on landscape journey and experience in Jewish outdoor learning environments. 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), the Dorot Fellowship, and the PresenTense NYC Accelerator for Social Entrepreneurship. Yoshi holds certificates in Spiritual Entrepreneurship (from Columbia Business School through GLEAN Network), permaculture design, ecovillage design, and environmental education. He is a member of the Selah Advisory Council, and is a founding member of the Repair the World NYC Advisory Board and the UpStart Alumni Advisory Council. Yoshi is also a CrossFit coach and movement teacher, 2nd degree blackbelt, and aficionado of Chinese Roast Duck.