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About Us

Mission
The Darrell D. Friedman Institute for Professional Development at the Weinberg Center (DFI) is to provide training and leadership development to communal professionals with their lay partners, serving the greater Baltimore Jewish Community. Informed by Jewish values, DFI cultivates individual growth, thereby strengthening organizations and the community.

Vision
The vision of DFI is to be a preeminent professional development and leadership training institute for professionals and volunteers in order to enhance the quality of the delivery of services they provide to the Baltimore Jewish community, and other national and international Jewish communities.

Core Values:   

Training of Jewish professionals – arevut (responsibility)
Jewish education – limud (study)
Leadership – emet (truth)
Respect – kavod
Recognition – l’dor v’dor (from generation to generation)
Collaboration – tikkun olam ( repair the world)
Relevancy – shlemut (Wholeness)
Engagement – arevut 
Innovation – chesed (kindness)
Measurement – tzedakah (justice)

The Darrell Friedman Institute for Professional Development at the Weinberg Center is a proud member of the Center for Leadership, a new community-wide program of The Associated that engages, develops and inspires leaders to build a stronger Baltimore Jewish community.

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