2023 Cutting Edge Grant

Field of Interest:
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Program Name:
Sephardic Leaders Fellowship
Grant Type:
Cutting Edge
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To launch the Sephardic Leaders Fellowship in LA that will train emerging leaders from Middle Eastern and North African descent to move into positions of professional and voluntary leadership roles in Jewish organizations. This program aims to empower leaders to advance inclusion of diverse Jewish cultures and communities across mainstream Jewish communal life in LA.

Thanks to the generosity of the Jewish Community Foundation, JIMENA will be able to meet the demands for leadership training and community building among diverse emerging Jewish communal leaders in LA. Through JIMENA’s Sephardic Leaders Fellowship, we are excited to empower, educate, and train the next generation of Jewish lay-leaders, educators, activists, and communal professionals in the skills and practice of authentic leadership. This program will incorporate traditional Sephardi wisdom and foster a deep understanding of communal needs and opportunities while building a community of practice and friendship amongst Jewish professionals and lay-leaders.

Sarah Levin
Executive Director