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Voices for Good

Last year, Jewish LearningWorks launched Voices for Good, a multi-pronged initiative deepening our commitment to nurturing high quality educational and communal leadership.

As we begin year two, our goals remain the same:

  1. To amplify women’s voices by creating platforms that enable them to speak up and out on issues that matter to them

  2. To strengthen the Jewish community’s talent pipeline by building the skills of our future leaders and the support system of our current ones

  3. To inspire individual and collective action through Jewish wisdom and learning

Voices offers three opportunities for involvement:

The Fellowship

Our two year fellowship nurtures a carefully selected group of emerging leaders through the building of collegial relationships, exploration of Jewish values in leadership, and training to address challenges unique to women in Jewish professional life. Fellows participate in seminars with nationally known faculty, and provide peer support to each other.

The Salon Series

We will offer three salon gatherings this year, drawing again upon master teachers to inspire us with text study as we nourish ourselves with breakfast, Torah and our collegial connections. Plan to join us on November 5, 2019 in San Francisco, February 26, 2020 in the East Bay, and on a spring date to be added on the Peninsula.

2020 Community Gathering

Please mark your calendars and plan to join us on May 13, 2020, for a full-day Voices for Good community gathering, at the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco. The morning will include a keynote address by Jamie Allen Black, director of the Jewish Women’s Foundation of New York, followed by facilitated discussion opportunities. Following lunch, participants will have a choice of three afternoon workshops focused on creating a safe, respectful workplace culture, ensuring gender equity in hiring, and strengthening organizational efforts to train, promote and retain women professionals.

We are delighted to confirm our afternoon presenters:

We Commit One Year Later - Naomi Tucker, Executive Director, Shalom Bayit
Gender Equity in Hiring - Sara Shapiro Plevan, Principal, Rimonim Consulting
Women and Leadership - Mimi Kravetz, Chief Talent Officer, Hillel International
Registration for the event will open in January. Please watch this space for more details.

Registration for the event will open in January. Please watch this space for more details.