Leadership Development

The  Leadership Development Institute class of 2017-2018 includes 20 participants. (Click here for a list of participants.)  Participants, emerging leaders and volunteer leaders from a mix of synagogues and organizations meet monthly to learn about a variety of leadership topics including engagement, leadership styles, communication, and allocations, as well as give the participants an opportunity to network and get to know one another. 

The curiculum included sessions on the followig topics:

  • Getting to Know the Westchester Jewish Population
  • Creating Engagement
  • Identifying needs of member groups and volunteer engagement
  • Leadership Styles
  • Skill Building and Leadership Skills
  • Strategic and Long Term Planning
  • Fiduciary Responsibilities and Governance
  • Israel


The Leadership Development Institute was introduced in 2014 to train the next generation of Jewish leaders in Westchester County.  This program has been established as a service to support Council members’ efforts to develop future leaders and to build their bench strength for the next decade.  We believe that by combining our resources we can offer participants access to thought leaders, create a network of peers who can exchange ideas about common issues, and supplement the informal and formal training that organizations provide.  This is an investment in the future of the Westchester Jewish community.

Details about the program and a program brochure can be downloaded here.