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Leading Edge announces second cohort of Leading Executives

by Leading Edge

Meet the next 20 Jewish nonprofit leaders chosen for Leading Edge’s renowned executive training program.

Leading Edge has announced 20 senior-most executives leading Jewish nonprofits who will participate in the second cohort of Leading Executives. From February through June 2023, these leaders will receive leadership training, coaching, and opportunities for connection and mutual support. When the program ends, they will join the growing alumni network of Jewish nonprofit leaders who have completed Leading Edge Executive Programs.

The following leaders will participate in the first cohort of Leading Executives:

    • Alon Friedman, ENTER: The Jewish Peoplehood Alliance
    • Heidi Gantwerk, Jewish Federation of San Diego County
    • Megan GoldMarche, Tribe 12
    • Havi Goldscher, Capital Camps & Retreat Center
    • Rebecca Hornstein, Boston Workers Circle
    • Addie Lewis Klein, Macks Center for Jewish Connections
    • Meir Lakein, JOIN for Justice
    • Ari Leubitz, Scheck Hillel Community Day School
    • Joshua Rednik, American Friends of the Hebrew University
    • Carnie Shalom Rose, Mandel Jewish Community Center of Cleveland, Ohio
    • Jesse Rosen, Mandel Jewish Community Center of the Palm Beaches
    • Marc Rothstein, Congregation B’nai Jeshurun
    • Joshua Salter, Jewish Interactive
    • Jessica Greenblatt Seeley, JOIN for Justice
    • Stacey Shor, Jewish Child and Family Services Chicago
    • Yafit Shriki-Megidish, Studio 70
    • Keshet Starr, Organization for the Resolution of Agunot
    • Rachel Van Etten, The Aleph Institute
    • Beatrice Weber, YAFFED
    • Jennifer Zwilling, Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center

Leading Edge’s research into the experience of Jewish nonprofit executives shows that CEOs earlier in their tenure can benefit significantly from more support. CEOs are overwhelmingly likely to feel favorable about their relationships with their boards, but less likely to feel favorable about the board’s performance of their core functions—fundraising, giving useful evaluation feedback to the CEO, and being partners in setting a long-term vision and strategy. Leading Edge’s data also reveals that leaders find connecting with other leaders to be one of the most helpful factors contributing to their success. As one alum has said, “Because of Leading Edge, when I’m lonely as a CEO there’s always someone I can call.”

Are you interested in future cohorts of Leading Executives, or do you know someone who should be? Don’t miss information about future cohorts when it becomes available; sign up for the interest list for Leading Executives here and for Leading Edge’s newsletter at https://www.leadingedge.org/contact-us/.

(UPDATE: Subsequent to this announcement, Jesse Rosen and Rachel Van Etten deferred participation in this program to a future cohort.)

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