Voices for Good

Jewish LearningWorks is delighted by the response to Voices for Good, a new initiative deepening our decades long commitment to developing the high quality professional leadership needed to inspire the next generation of learners to create lives of meaning.

Voices for Good has three goals:

  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 for Good Opportunities:

1. The Fellowship | Full

Launching this fall, The Voices for Good Fellowship will nurture  a carefully selected group of emerging female 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. Over the course of two years, fellows will be participating in seminars with nationally known faculty, as well as a critical colleagues circle and individual coaching.


3. Write To Change the World

In this one and a half day, highly-interactive workshop, facilitated by the Op Ed Project team, participants will explore how credibility works and how to establish it; how to present ideas quickly and powerfully under pressure; when and why people change their minds; the difference between being “right” and being effective; and strategies for greater impact, including how to escape a pigeonhole, how to preach beyond the choir, and the power in seeing your ideas as part of a bigger picture. Participants will leave with an outline of an op-ed in hand, and access to OpEd Project journalist mentors for individual follow up. https://www.theopedproject.org/

  • March 27 (9 AM to 5 PM) and 28 (10 AM to 2 PM)

  • David Brower Center, Berkeley

  • Limited to ten participants, who will join the ten Voices for Good Fellows

  • Participants must be female, Jewish professionals in positions of organizational influence

  • $72 per person

    Please email Dana Sheanin to sign up for an opportunity to participate. Ten participants will be chosen in January - dsheanin@jewishlearningworks.org

2. The Salon Series

The Voices for Good Salon series offers a unique opportunity for senior women leaders to gather regularly in private homes for text study with master teachers and facilitated conversation on a salient topic.  Last year’s teachers included Rabbi Adina Allen, Cantor Jennie Chabon and Rabbi Dorothy Richman. Confirmed teachers include Sara Bamberger, Sue Bojdak, Sue Reinhold with more still to come.  This year, salons will be offered by invitation, to meet the demand and curate well balanced groups. Sign up below to indicate your interest in participating!

4. Upcoming Events

Our Voices for Good April and May salons are full!  We are thrilled to have supported more than 125 women this year and look forward to offering more opportunities to gather in the fall.

Please watch this page for details. 

Request an Invitation:

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Please contact Dana Sheanin at 415.529.3226 or dsheanin@jewishlearningworks.org.