Jewish Executive Women's Leadership
March 3, 2020
Jewish Executive Women's Leadership (JEWL) is a brand-new, cutting-edge initiative of the JGSI, exclusively by women, for women.

This competitive program empowers an elite cohort of female Jewish graduate students, alumni, and young professionals--together with Los Angeles’ top female Jewish executives, attorneys and nonprofit leaders--through mentorship, leadership training, education, and community service. In this way we will help close the gender gap in lay leadership in the Jewish community and cultivate the next generation of Jewish women executives, lay leaders, and philanthropists.

Participants meet in person for eight sessions featuring unparalleled access to an exclusive set of Jewish female leaders from both the executive and nonprofit worlds.

Session topics include:

--Great Jewish Women in History
--Shattering the Glass Ceiling
--Career-Life Balance
--Foundations of Tzedaka
--The Divine Feminine
--Jewish Communal Activism

The program includes a weekend retreat, group-building activities, and exclusive social events with female mentors. Each participant will also be required to complete a community service volunteering project with the Jewish philanthropic organization of their choice, actualizing the lessons learned during JEWL into concrete impact.

Jewish Executive Women's Leadership is a proud 2019 winner of the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles’ Cutting Edge Grant.

Eligibility Requirements and Application

JEWL Applicants Must:

Be women between the ages of 22 and 35
--Live in Greater Los Angeles
--Have demonstrated leadership experience (professional, communal, or academic)
--Be committed to the Jewish community and personal growth
--Be able to attend all monthly sessions and Weekend Retreat

Selection Timeline
The JEWL Class of 2020 applications will open on August 6, 2019, and are due before February 28, 2020 in order to be considered for this cohort.

Email with any questions. All applicants will be notified of the results of their final application in the months following.

Apply now!

About The Foundation:

Established in 1954, the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles manages charitable assets of more than $1 billion entrusted to it by over 1,300 families. The Foundation partners with donors to shape meaningful philanthropic strategies, magnify the impact of giving, and build enduring charitable legacies. Over the past 15 years, it has distributed more than $1 billion to thousands of nonprofits across a diverse spectrum.