Please note that the program is subject to change from year to year. While some sessions may be repeated, we are always responding to feedback and new opportunities.
Session 1 | Introductory Meeting - Cohort Building
Fellows connect and engage in a team building workshop with Kippy Joseph and 92Y Rabbis, Rabbi Samantha Frank, Rabbi Scott Perlo, and Rabbi Peter Rubinstein.
Session 2 | Collaboration and Creativity
Fellows do an interactive and fun training exercise utilizing their Neethling Brain Inventory (NBI) assessment to gain key insights into how they, their teams, and their supervisor prefer to make decisions and communicate with Yaron Prywes, Ph.D.
Session 3 | Design Thinking
Fellows engage in a design thinking workshop with David Dabscheck, founder and CEO of GIANT Innovation, an organization which transforms the way organizations and people think and act in order to become world-class innovators.
Session 4 | Authenticity in the Rabbinate
Fellows deepen their connection in finding authenticity in the Rabbinate with Rabbi Lizzie Hydemann and Rabbi Sara Luria.
Session 5 | Jewish Media and Social Media
Fellows learn some of the best practices of utilizing the landscape of Jewish media with Jane Eisner of The Forward, and finding a voice on social media with Rabbi Samantha Frank (5779 Fellow) of Instagram’s Modern Ritual.
Session 6 | Welcoming Community
Fellows learn helpful and creative ways to welcome in the community with Meg Sullivan of JCC Harlem.
Session 7 | Branding and Crowdsourcing
Fellows meet with Archie Gottesman, founder of JewBelong, to discuss successful marketing techniques and personal and professional branding.
Session 8 | Leadership
Rabbi Rubinstein delivers a breakdown of principles to send off the fellows in a closing session.