Finding Life-Balance in the Modern World by Embracing Tikkun Olam – Part 1 By Gita Kaminer, ’23-’24 J Leaders Academy Fellow In our fast-paced world where work and personal boundaries blur, achieving life balance, managing time effectively, and reducing stress are universal goals. This struggle is not just about personal well-being but also reflects a […]Continue Reading
The J Leaders fellows recently met Noah Alper, a serial entrepreneur from the Bay Area who is most well known for founding Noah’s NY Bagels in 1989. Noah spoke to my J Leaders Academy cohort on “Leading with your Jewish Values”, which is something he embodied through all his business ventures. Here are the top 6 lessons I’ve taken away from Noah’s conversation with our cohort.Continue Reading
Each of us were affected in our own way by the events of October 7th. Like many in the Jewish community, I have felt waves of emotions since the tragedy of October 7 and the subsequent rise of antiSemitic rhetoric and actions around the world. Times feel dark.
But I realized that if we as a Jewish people are going to make it through this, we need to stick together as a community. While we can easily feel isolated alone, coming together to share and learn from others can help us process our feelings and learn how we can move forward.
It is with this spirit of community that we’re launching an event for young Jewish adults to Cultivate Hope in a Post-October 7th World.Continue Reading
Resilience in the Wake of Tragedy: A Call to Action Zev Fogelman, J Leaders National Council Director Re-printed from the Times of Israel Blog on February 7th, 2024. From a young Jewish perspective, the reverberations of the October 7 tragedy have unleashed a torrent of anxiety and a flood of questions. The magnitude of this […]Continue Reading
On November 5th, 2023, J Leaders Academy alumni attended the Z3 Conference in Palo Alto, which discussed the interaction between the Jewish diaspora and Israel. The conference was both uplifting and intense. With an uptick in antisemitism and controversy on Israeli policy, it was refreshing to walk away with action items on how we can support one another in a post-October 7th world. Read this blog for my highlights and takeaways from Z3.Continue Reading
In 2023, we were appalled by the spike in anti-Semitism and the pervasive sense of uncertainty and fear. A new Jewish future is coming, one that is different than any of us could imagine. We at J Leaders believe that the future of our Jewish community depends on developing and engaging the next generation of ethical, strong Jewish leaders. And that’s exactly what we do. J Leaders empowers Jewish young adults to become leaders and community-builders.
In this blog, we reflect on the milestones, achievements, and impactful moments that defined J Leaders and our community.Continue Reading
When it comes to organized professional mentorship programs, mentor-mentee relationships can be limited to transactional exchanges. But there is so much more to mentorship than advice and coffee chats. Mentorship can be a transformational experience where both mentor and mentee elevate one another to achieve new-found heights.
The story of Jim and Yale stands as a shining example of how mentorship can transform lives.Continue Reading
At J Leaders, we are thrilled to welcome the new Chair of the Board of Directors for J Leaders, Tina Rosenblum. Tina’s deep-rooted connection to Jewish community has guided her throughout her life. Her journey reflects her commitment to fostering Jewish community for the next generation.
I chatted with Tina about her inspiring story and vision for the future of J Leaders.Continue Reading
At J Leaders, we seek to empower and engage Jewish young adults through leadership development and community-building. One of the major ways we go about fulfilling our mission is through our flagship program — the J Leaders Academy — a 6-month blended learning program that features experienced Jewish leaders and hands-on learning for Jewish young adults.
While that all sounds nice, are we actually living up to our mission?Continue Reading
Leadership is a multifaceted skill that takes time and support to cultivate. Birthright Israel and the J Leaders Academy, two remarkable programs, provide fertile ground for cultivating these essential skills.
Whether embarking on a Birthright Israel trip or participating in the J Leaders Academy, you are presented with countless opportunities to meet new individuals and deepen existing bonds. This blog explores the significance of leadership, and how Birthright Israel and the J Leaders Academy foster the development of exceptional leaders.Continue Reading