The lay – professional partnership in our community is strong, based on kavod, honor. “You shall seek out from among all the people, anshei emet, capable and trustworthy people.” Exodus 18


“One person’s candle is a light for many.” – Talmud

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

DFI’s workshops for both professionals and lay leaders, encompass a plethora of topics and are guided by Jewish values, leadership competencies and the 2010 Baltimore Jewish Community Study. The goal is to provide the Baltimore Jewish community leadership, support and encouragement through board trainings, skill based workshops, and programs.

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