We invite JCC and Federation executives to nominate one or two outstanding candidates who are “rising stars” within their organization. The cohort will be comprised of midcareer professionals who are 3-5 years away from a top leadership or executive position within the JCC or Federation movements.

The characteristics of successful candidates for the program include:

  • Proven track records of leadership
  • High ethical standards, creativity, intellectual capacity
  • Passion for Jewish communal life
  • Ages 30-55
  • On track for executive leadership of an organization of any size, or a senior leadership position in a large JCC/Federation

An admissions committee, drawn from the Mandel Institute for Nonprofit Leadership’s faculty, staff and consultants, will oversee all aspects of recruitment to the program. Recruitment will unfold in four stages:

  • JCC and Federation executives nominate candidates for the program (May 2017)
  • From among the nominees, the admissions committee invites qualified individuals to apply to the program. (June-July 2017)
  • The admissions committee meets with finalists for in-person interviews (September-October 2017)
  • A cohort of about 18 Fellows is admitted to the program (October 2017)

“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, Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Foundation –