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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 Community of Practice

New this year, we are offering an opportunity for those who participated in last year’s salons to deepen their relationships and receive ongoing peer support and coaching. The Voices community of practice requires a commitment to participating in four sessions during 2019-20, and will be limited to ten women. Our first meeting will take place on October 31. To learn more about how you can participate, please contact Dana Sheanin.

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.