Fostering Healthy Organizational Cultures and Navigating Challenges: Leading with Chesed and G’vurah

A Joint Program of the CCAR and the RRA

With Founding CEO Nicole Nevarez, and Chief Program Officer Dr. Andrea Jacobs of Ta’amod—Transforming Jewish Workplaces

Tuesdays, October 10, 17, 24, 31, November 7, 14, 2023
Optional discussion sessions: November 28 and December 5, 2023
1:00–3:00 PM ET

Rabbis face very specific challenges at this moment as individuals in Jewish workplaces and as communal leaders. The nationwide discussion surrounding workplace culture continues to unfold in the Jewish community. Simultaneously, the stress of the pandemic and our post-Covid reality has created new hardships, particularly for those in spiritual leadership roles. The Reform and Reconstructionist Movements are committed to the ongoing sacred work of creating and maintaining safe and equitable workplace cultures. It is imperative to our resilience as rabbis and to the organizations we lead. And yet, despite our highest aspirations, some rabbis find themselves working in challenging environments and searching for support to create the psychologically safe and accountable workplace cultures in which they can thrive.

In this in-depth, multi-session course, founding CEO Nicole Nevarez and Chief Program Officer Dr. Andrea Jacobs of Ta’amod—Transforming Jewish Workplaces, will guide the group through an experiential cutting-edge curriculum and facilitate discussions that get at the heart of participants unique experiences and challenges in their rabbinic workplaces. During our six sessions together, we will examine the meaning of psychological safety in the workplace, explore universal themes around respect and equity through a lens of Jewish wisdom, discuss tangible tools that we can use in our organizations and offer direct coaching to participants about the specific issues they are facing. There will be two additional optional sessions at the end of the six-part series during which we will use an action learning protocol to workshop live examples or challenges brought by participants. 

Fee: $360
Generously supported by the Steven A. Fox Fund for Rabbinic Leadership.

This course is limited to a maximum of 18 to ensure opportunity for connected and confidential dialogue, workshopping, and psychological safety.

If you are a CCAR member register here
If you are an RRA member register here