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:
- To amplify women’s voices by creating platforms that enable them to speak up and out on issues that matter to them
- To strengthen the Jewish community’s talent pipeline by building the skills of our future leaders and the support system of our current ones
- To inspire individual and collective action through Jewish wisdom and learning
This year, Voices offers the following opportunities for involvement:
A two-year fellowship 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. We expect to begin recruitment for Cohort 2 in late 2020. To be notified when applications are available, please email Jenni Mangel: firstname.lastname@example.org.
“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
We offer quarterly salon gatherings drawing upon master teachers to inspire us with text study as we nourish ourselves with breakfast, Torah and collegial conversation on timely topics. Watch this space for new salon event dates as they are added.
“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
Advancing Gender Equity Together
Between November 9 and 12, 2020, Jewish LearningWorks will host a series of virtual conversations and workshops to advance gender equity in Bay Area Jewish life. Click here for more information.
It is such a blessing to feel validated in my dreams and celebrated in my achievements by women I respect and trust. I only hope that I can share the gifts Jewish Learning Works has given me with my students and colleagues.Voices Fellow
I cannot overstate how my involvement in Jewish LearningWorks and in particular the Voices Fellowship has changed my life. It has given me space and perspective to recognize professional skills and confidence I didn't even know I had. It has provided me with a network of brilliant, talented, and resourceful peers that I can continually turn to with questions and for advice, and no doubt will long into the future. When I applied to the Voices Fellowship, I felt uncertain if I even qualified because I had no desire to stay in the Jewish non-profit field. Now, almost two years later, I see no reason why I would ever leave.Voices Fellow