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 Mandel 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.

Cohort II of this 16-month program launches in January 2020 and includes:

  • 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.

Important Dates:

Seminar 1, Boston

January 12-16, 2020

Seminar 2, Boston

May 17-21, 2020

Seminar 3, Israel

November 16-23, 2020

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 –