Mazel tov to the 2015-2016 graduates of UJA Federation’s Joshua Institute

The 2015-2016 Joshua Institute for Jewish Communal Leadership Executive Education Program involved 20 participants from various UJA agencies, both at the executive level as well as chairs and incoming chairs of their respective boards. 

This unique leadership program sponsored by UJA Federation of Greater Toronto is designed to provide a relevant and enriching learning experience to a select group of lay and professional leaders of community agencies and organizations.  
A key theme of this year’s program was collaboration and the goal was to strengthen and support UJA’s network of agencies and organizations by:
•    Providing information and practical tools from experts in the field
•    Deepening the ability of participating organizations to apply this learning
•    Supporting the development of new professional and lay networks and opportunities

Over the span of seven months, guest speakers held workshops to enrich the professional development of each participant, with topics ranging from A Jewish Approach to Collaboration to Leadership to Leading a High Performance Organization. 

The final evening featured a speaker and dessert reception, where each graduate received a plaque and hearty congratulations from Daniel Rethazy, outgoing Chair of this year’s Joshua Institute Program, and Robin Gofine, Vice President, Strategic Community Planning and Engagement, UJA Federation of Greater Toronto. 

Back Row (left to right): Kim Coulter, JVS Toronto; Susan Fremes, JVS Toronto; Daniel Rethazy, Chair of Joshua Institute for Jewish Communal Leadership; Janis Roth, JIAS Toronto; Brian Prousky, JF&CS; Merle Rosenhek, JF&CS; Robin Gofine, UJA Federation of Greater Toronto; Jodi Shanoff, Miles Nadal JCC; Ellen T. Cole, Miles Nadal JCC; David Peltz, SRC and Prosserman JCC’s; Rick Nelson, JCC’s of Greater Toronto; Bryan Keshen, Reena
Seated (left to right): Elliott Peranson, JIAS Toronto; Gail Gould, Bernard Betel Centre; Igor Skapinker, Bernard Betel Centre; Ed Applebaum, Kehilla Residential Centre; Rochelle Goldman Brown, Chai Tikvah/Life and Hope Foundation; Lorne Sossin, Reena
Absent from photo: Rabbi Lee Buckman, TanenbaumCHAT; Ray Rubin, TanenbaumCHAT; Nancy Singer, Kehilla Residential Centre


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