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 nonprofits that serve the Jewish community 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 III will be comprised of rising leaders in federations, Jewish community centers, Jewish community relations councils and the American Jewish Committee.

Cohort III of this 16-month program launches in January 2021 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:

Cohort II

Seminar 1, Boston

January 12-16, 2020

Seminar 2, Remote

November 15-19, 2020

Seminar 3, Israel

May 3-10, 2021

Seminar 4, Boston

October 17-21, 2021

Cohort III

Virtual Kick-Off

January 10, 2021

Seminar 1, Boston

May 23-27, 2021

Seminar 2, Israel

November 16-23, 2021

Seminar 3, Boston

May 15-19, 2022

Seminar 4, Boston

January 8-12, 2023

“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 –