About the Program

Theodore Sasson.
Liana Brodsky and Dan Judson.

Organizations that serve the Jewish community must grapple with a rapidly changing social, cultural and organizational landscape. Increasing diversity, changing patterns of association, growing political polarization and renewed antisemitism challenge leaders and organizations alike. The Executive Leadership Program provides rising leaders of JCCs and Federations an opportunity to frame community challenges, envision communal futures, and strategize for their organizations. The program also includes state-of-the-art approaches to nonprofit management.

We are excited to announce plans for a second cohort of the Executive Leadership Program for Federation and Jewish community center professionals! Applications will open in January 2019, and the cohort will begin in January 2020.

For Cohort II, we seek outstanding individuals who are 3-5 years away from a top leadership or executive position within a JCC or Federation.

Cohort II of this 16-month program will include:

  • Three seminars in Boston
  • One seminar in Israel
  • Learning opportunities between seminars
  • Individual work with a mentor

Fellows form a continent-wide network of peers who share a commitment to vision-guided leadership and a passion for the advancement of Jewish life.

Graduates participate in continuing educational, training and mentoring activities sponsored by the Mandel Institute for Nonprofit Leadership.

The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Foundation covers travel and program expenses. Sponsoring organizations provide release time for participation in the program seminars.

Information about the application process and key dates for the program will be posted in January.

Important Dates:

Seminar 1, Boston

January 19-23, 2020

Seminar 2, Boston

May 17-21, 2020

Seminar 3, Israel

January 18-25, 2021

Seminar 4, Boston

May 23-27, 2021

“As the world changes, our programs will change, but the need for enlightened, informed leadership will never go away.”

– Morton L. Mandel, Chairman and CEO, the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Foundation –