In 2018, Jewish LearningWorks launched Voices for Good, a multi-pronged initiative designed to advance gender equity in Jewish life, and support women in leadership in our community.

Our goals are:

  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

This year, Voices offers the following opportunities for involvement:

The Fellowship

The Voices for Good Fellowship is a two-year experience that nurtures a carefully selected group of emerging 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. Fellows participate in seminars with nationally known faculty, and provide peer support to each other. Please direct questions to Jenni Mangel: jenni@jewishlearning.works

“The Voices for Good Fellowship transformed the way I see my work in the Jewish community. I now see myself as a leader and expert.” –Cohort 1 Fellow

The Salon Series

Our quarterly salon gatherings are designed for small groups of women engaged in communal leadership to nourish ourselves with Torah and collegial conversation on timely topics led by extraordinary teachers and leaders in our community. In response to physical distancing guidelines, the Voices Salon series is postponed until further notice. If you would like to receive information about the salon series when it resumes, please email jenni@jewishlearning.works.

“Such stunning work you are doing. I can truly say it is making such a positive impact for me, from the coaching I received to successfully renegotiate my contract to the community of women and support they give to helping me restructure my daily habits, Voices for Good is a force for change in my life.” –Participant

Leadership Coaching

With gratitude to the Voices for Good funders, Jewish LearningWorks is delighted to offer 8-10 leadership coaching sessions to a small group of women between October 2020 and June 2021. Participants are matched with a professional coach for 1:1 coaching work; coaching fees are highly subsidized by Jewish LearningWorks. To begin your coaching process, please complete this inquiry form. Please direct questions to Dana Sheanin: dana@jewishlearning.works.

“As a Jewish professional at my managerial level, I have found it hard to find engaging, challenging, and innovative opportunities to support my development, until my Voices for Good coaching sessions. This has been the most impactful and beneficial professional development experience I have had thus far in my career. The tools developed in our coaching sessions can be widely applied and are guaranteed to serve me well as I continue my work in the Jewish community.”