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Leadership Development Institute

Our Vision

Greater Boston’s Jewish community lives in a network of vibrant institutions whose leaders are knowledgeable, skilled and passionate, able to shape, communicate and drive an aspirational vision of Jewish life.

Our Mission

As the leader, so the generation; as the generation, so the leader. Arakim 17a

CJP’s LDI empowers Jewish leaders to learn together, to hone the needed skills to assess and recommit to their vision and values, and to create and implement action steps to move their organizations forward.
We accomplish this mission by:

  • Supporting organizations and their leaders through seminars, workshops, consultations and executive coaching
  • Working with executives, clergy, boards, professionals and “emerging leaders” to deepen their knowledge and effectiveness as leaders as they shape institutional change
  • Drawing on classic and modern models of leadership and management, case studies, and Jewish texts and traditions

Our Work

The LDI offers a range of programs and services for Jewish communal organizations and groups of professionals and volunteer leaders. To continue LDI’s mission of innovation and excellence in leadership for the Greater Boston Jewish Community, current offerings include: executive coaching, facilitation of board retreats, strategic planning, workshops, general consulting, and more.

Our History 

CJP’s Leadership Development Institute is a unique CJP resource born from the 1998 Greater Boston Jewish Community Study. Synagogues, Jewish agencies and CJP recognized the need to better understand organizational change and the leadership needed to guide and inspire changes that support Jewish and communal values. Furthermore, there was recognition that these central institutions were and would remain dependent on volunteers to step forward and play critical roles in envisioning an inspired, inclusive and meaningful future for the community within their institutions and beyond.  Hence, the LDI was formally launched in 2001 with the support of the Goldberg Cahners Family Fund for Jewish Education and continuity.

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