ENJC is proud to be participating in a new and innovative program brought to us by the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism. Sulam for Emerging Leaders (SEL) is United Synagogue’s new leadership engagement initiative to develop “emerging” leaders in kehillot (congregations) throughout North America. The program provides kehillot with a dynamic curriculum to engage and energize participants in meaningful conversations about how communal involvement in a Conservative kehilla can enhance their lives.
Sulam for Emerging Leaders, modeling partnership and collaboration, is led by Rabbi Silverman and facilitated by Peggy Axelrod, past president of ENJC. Each brings their unique perspectives, passion and gifts to the table and shares them with the group. The SEL curriculum, designed by United Synagogue, is uniquely customized and augmented by Rabbi and Peggy.
The cornerstone of SEL is its ability to connect participants’ personal stories to the larger narrative of the Jewish people. SEL encourages emerging leaders to enhance their personal engagement within the kehilla in the short term, and to eventually seek a seat at the leadership table to ensure future meaningful opportunities for the entire community.
The goal of SEL is to show emerging leaders the relevancy of Judaism to their lives in a profound manner and then leverage this insight and inspiration to inform their emerging identities as Jewish leaders.
The members of the ENJC Sulam for Emerging Leaders cohort take pride in their participation. ENJC thanks them for their involvement!