|Posted by Danny on November 14, 2012 at 9:40 PM|
On Tuesday, Davidson MA students studying Jewish Experiential Education had the opportunity to meet the JELI Fellows.
The Jewish Experiential Leadership Institute (JELI), a leadership and professional development program designed for JCC professionals, was co-launched by the JCC Association and the Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) in March 2012. The 15-month program is designed as an in-service program for middle- and senior-management professionals in Jewish Community Centers throughout North America. The initial cohort of 18 fellows learn to apply Jewish frameworks—including values, ethics, texts, and traditions—to setting their organizations’ vision, executing day-to-day management, and developing their own leadership identities. JELI’s primary goal is to enhance the personal growth, Jewish leadership abilities, and professional skill sets of talented emerging leaders working in settings that nurture Jewish experiential education programs.
The luncheon, at JTS while the fellows were learning during their week long retreat, was a great opportunity for the Davidson students to hear from JELI fellows as they share what they love about their work - and what their greatest challenges are. Students also had the chance to share the same about themselves - and to ask questions of the JELI fellows. Both fellows and students were enriched and invigorated by their time together.