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Na’aleh Master Classes

Three Sessions for Top Professional and Lay Leadership of our Jewish Organizations

May 12, 2021 @ 8:30 am 10:00 am

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$25 per session

*Complimentary for lay leader pass holders and professionals of supporting organizations.

Wednesdays, April 28 through May 12, 8:30 — 10:00 a.m.

Learn together with three master practitioners and cutting-edge thinkers about innovative ways to transform your institution, so that you will better engage and inspire younger generations of Jews and build meaningful relationships that powerfully bridge the generations.  

May 12 @ 8:30 a.m.
Innovation Through Design Thinking with Aliza Kline, CEO of OneTable

  • $25 is the registration fee for each session.
  • These sessions are complimentary for lay leader pass holders and professionals of supporting organizations. View supporting organization list.
  • Annual lay leadership passes are available for $180 with access to all Na’aleh programs. Learn more.

Questions? Contact Bill Robinson at brobinson@naalehbaltimore.org.

This series is sponsored by the Joseph and Harvey Meyerhoff Family Charitable Funds.

Zoom link will be provided after registration.

In keeping with our Jewish values, The Associated supports a thriving Baltimore that celebrates diversity and appreciates the unique combination of gender, race, age, religion and ethnicity, sexual orientation, cognitive and physical disabilities and special qualities that each resident adds to the fabric of life in Baltimore. We welcome everyone interested in our mission to join us. If you require accommodations, please contact us, and we will make every effort to meet your needs.
Live-captioning is available through Maryland Relay Service. Generally, 48 hours advance notice is required to set this up.

Na’aleh, an agency of The Associated: Jewish Federation of Baltimore is able to respond in times of crisis thanks to the funding and financial support it receives from The Associated’s Annual Campaign. Now, more than ever, we need your support to continue meeting the growing needs in our community. Please say, “Hineini: Here I am,” by choosing to support those in need through The Associated. Make a donation, make a difference, associated.org/give


Rabbi Hayim Herring, Ph.D., is C.E.O. of HayimHerring.com, whose mission is “Preparing Today’s Leaders for Tomorrow’s Organizations™.” He has served as a congregational rabbi of Beth El Synagogue in Minneapolis, MN., assistant executive director of the Minneapolis Jewish Federation, and founding executive director of STAR (Synagogues: Transformation and Renewal), a foundation created by Michael Steinhardt, Edgar Bronfman, and Lynn Schusterman for synagogue innovation and rabbinic leadership development. Hayim has published over 70 scholarly and popular articles and studies primarily on the American Jewish community. Recent books include Connecting Generations: Bridging the Boomer, Gen X, and Millennial Divide (Rowman and Littlefield 2019)Leading Congregations and Nonprofit Organizations in a Connected World: Platforms, People and Purpose (Rowman and Littlefield 2016), co-authored with Dr. Terri Elton; and, Tomorrow’s Synagogue Today: Creating Vibrant Centers of Jewish Life (Rowman/Alban Institute 2012). He is currently co-authoring a volume title, L’Dor va-Dor in a Post-COVID Digital Age.

Cheryl Cook is the Chief Executive Officer of Avodah. With close to 30 years of experience working across the Jewish community, Cheryl is passionate about developing the next generation of Jewish social justice leaders. Prior to coming to Avodah, Cheryl served for nine years as Chief Operating Officer of Hazon. She has worked across the Jewish community for her career, at JESNA, New Israel Fund, Hillel of Greater Philadelphia, and at the 92nd Street. She has participated in the Selah Leadership program, Advancing Women Professionals Action Learning Team, and the Institute for Jewish Executive Leadership.

Aliza Kline is the President and CEO of OneTable. At a time when many feel isolated and disconnected from Jewish life, OneTable creates new ways to connect with each other, time, and community by linking Jewish wisdom with modern technology. Founded in 2014, OneTable has grown to a national organization that engages tens of thousands Jewish young adults through peer-led Shabbat dinners. Since the onset of the Coronavirus pandemic, OneTable has expanded to serve the broader community – most recently by launching HereFor.com a platform to enable individuals to find alternative High Holiday celebrations. Also the founding executive director of Mayyim Hayyim Community Mikveh & Education Center, Aliza has devoted her career to re-imagining Jewish ritual open to the full diversity of the community. She lives in Brooklyn, NY with her partner Rabbi Bradley Solmsen and three daughters.

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