Congratulations to the newest Friedman Fellows to-date:
Rebecca Chinsky, Senior Director of Recreation and Maccabi, Jewish Community Center of Greater Baltimore
Lauren Gluck, Baltimore Chapter, Atlantic Seaboard NCSY
Samantha Kahan, Jewish Volunteer Connection
Ari Paskoff, Capital Camps and Retreat Center
Dr. Michelle Shaivitz, CHAI
Abby Weinstock, Pearlstone Center
Janna Zuckerman, The Associated.
Thank you community donors, The Associated, and the Weinberg Foundation for enabling the learning to happen! Meet some of the Friedman Fellows in this video:
Many of the Fellows engage in Jewish learning. Rabbi Brad Artson states: “Jewish learning provides a knowledge of Jewish thought, ritual and history even as it permits self-exploration, the search for deeper meaning, and the clarification of values.”
Fellows also engage in conferences, reflected in this wordle, bringing back new knowledge to their organizations.
The purpose of the Friedman Fellowship is to build the capacity of DFI and the Baltimore Jewish community to attract, develop, and retain high quality professionals who will lead and deliver services of excellence. Goals include:
– To promote the field of Jewish communal service
– To bring prospective and new professionals to Baltimore
– To bring added value to Jewish organizations and our community
– To enhance new professionals’ skills and Jewish knowledge
– To take them to the next step in advancing their careers in the Baltimore Jewish community
Friedman Fellows are nominated by their organizations and if selected, receive $5,000 to use over a two year period of time on professional development opportunities. In this way they improve their competencies and Jewish learning to advance their careers in the Jewish communal field and provide exemplary service to their organization.
The executive director will nominate a candidate for the Friedman Fellowship on behalf of their organization by identifying an employee in the field 6 months – 3 years or less, with potential for exceptional talent and a commitment to work in the Jewish communal field. The selection committee will take into consideration both the position and the candidate as it pertains to the criteria on the application.
For the complete list of fellows and organizations, go to the Friedman Fellows page on this website.