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Community Engagement

Yesod: Foundations in Jewish Leadership
Yesod, the Hebrew word for foundation, aptly describes a vital initiative of the JFNA Mandel Center for Leadership Excellence in collaboration with the Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning. The Yesod Curriculum is built upon the knowledge and skills a leader needs to be effective. The curriculum was developed through the Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning and was written by Dr Erica Brown. Course content will merge Judaic text study, business skills, leadership theory and experiential application and we will be running it again beginning in February facilitated by Judy Avner!

We are so excited to be able to provide this amazing nationally created leadership program for the second year in a row to help build the lay leadership of all of our local area partners! For nomination or participation information, please contact KB Goodkin.

Leading with Inspiration:
Announcing A NEW national resource for leadership training to each of our CEP partners!  Beginning in January and facilitated by David Liebschutz, this high-impact curriculum focused on communication blends Jewish texts, leadership literature, reflective exercises and learning journals to help each participant develop a stronger leadership presence while working on practical communication skills.

Federation is thrilled to be able to offer free coaching to each of our partners/staff. If you or a staffer is looking to advance a project, goal or career and wants some coaching, feel free to reach out to KB and let’s set up a session!

Women’s Table:

Join Women’s Philanthropy as we partner with the Engagement Department to bring some incredible Women Only opportunities inside the Federation building in 2016/17! Women’s Self-defense, Jewish Yoga, Women in the bible, and a new Women’s Professional Network are all part and parcel of this incredible new initiative!

Lunch and Learns:

As a CEP partner, you will receive notifications throughout the year of workshops presented by scholars, experts, and Jewish Pro’s from outside our local community usually called “CEP Executive Breakfast/ Lunch and Learn.”.Any member of your staff/board may participate at no cost to you.

Trainings, workshops and lectures:
If your organization isn’t sure yet of the kinds of tools your board, staff, and lay leaders need, using already built workshops and tailoring them to specific needs for each department is an easy start.

More initiatives:

  • Interfaith couples/family learning and events
  • Jews of Color programming
  • Single Parents Network
  • JBaby in partnership with Jewish Family Services
  • LGBTQA Families programming
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