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Na’aleh: Read to Lead

November 17, 2020 @ 12:00 pm November 19, 2020 @ 7:30 pm

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We have all been challenged. We have all had to make difficult decisions. We have been asked to think in new ways, convene differently and find creative ways to navigate an uncertain terrain. As leaders, we continually learn. 

READ TO LEAD is a program designed for community leaders who want to deepen their leadership lens. Simply buy a book from our curated list, register and receive a link to an engaging Zoom talk facilitated by respected leaders in our community.


Book 1

Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth.
Leadership Convenors: Rachel Siegel, Program Director, Soul Center and Jennifer Millman, Director, Jewish Women’s Giving Foundation of Baltimore
November 17 @ noon and November 19 @ 7:30 pm


Book 2

Wired to Care by Dev Patnaik
Leadership Conveners: Jonah Geller, Director of Business Development, Lost Tribe Esports and Barak Hermann, CEO, Jewish Community Center of Greater Baltimore
January, 2021 (exact dates TBD)


Book 3

Rising Strong by Brene Brown
Leadership Conveners: Rabbi Miram Burg and Rabbi Daniel Burg
Dates: March, 2021 (exact dates TDB)

Questions? Contact Beth Gansky at bgansky@naalehbaltimore.org.

Zoom link will be provided after registration.

Please register by November 6 for the discussion of book one.

Na’aleh: The Hub for Leadership Learning offers community-wide interactive and inspiring learning opportunities for professionals and volunteers to connect and grow as leaders working together to ensure a vibrant Baltimore Jewish community. Na’aleh (formerly known as the Center for Leadership) unites our three successful Jewish leadership programs – ACHARAI: The Shoshana S. Cardin Jewish Learning Institute (ACHARAI), The Darrell D. Friedman Institute for Professional Development (DFI) and The Associated’s Center for Community Engagement and Leadership (CCEL). Learn more about Na’aleh at naalehbaltimore.org.

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