Now Accepting Nominations: Mandel Symposium

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Help identify Cleveland’s emerging Jewish leaders for the 2022 Mandel Symposium, a premier leadership program of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland.

The Mandel Symposium is an interactive next step to learn about the Cleveland Jewish community from volunteers and professional staff of the Federation and its partner agencies. This issues based course engages, educates and empowers individuals who have shown a commitment to our community and have demonstrated potential to move into leadership roles.

Here’s how you can help. Please take a moment to consider who you know who may be qualified and interested, and nominate them for the attached Mandel Symposium by completing a nomination form (one form per candidate). The information you provide will be extremely valuable as the Mandel Symposium Selection Committee embarks on its work.

Nominations may be completed online, faxed to 216-593-2901, or emailed to Jill Pupa (jpupa@jcfcleve.org), Federation’s Director of Leadership Engagement, by Friday, November 19. For more information, please contact Jill at 216-593-2888.

Thank you for helping to ensure the vitality of our vibrant Cleveland Jewish community!

Please Note: Although there is no age limit for the Symposium, the age range generally falls from late 20’s to mid 40’s.


2022 Mandel Symposium participants will:

  • Learn from local and national experts about issues facing our community
  • Build peer relationships to become part of the network of informed, next generation Jewish leaders
  • Participate in hands-on experiences showing how community dollars help those in need at all stages of life
  • Develop new insights on leadership, Jewish identity, community, and continuity

In an environment designed to foster interactivity between high-level presenters and peers, you will learn about issues facing our local, national and worldwide Jewish communities. Sessions in past Symposia have explored:

  • Jewish Continuity & Community Planning
  • Building Our Collective Jewish Home: A Look at Federation Agencies
  • Strengthening Our Connection to Our Brothers and Sisters: Israel and Overseas
  • Impacting Our Collective Cleveland Community
  • Where We’re Going: The Challenges of Funding a Jewish Community – Philanthropy & Allocations

Session Dates

Sessions meet approximately every 3-4 weeks from February – July, 2022
6:00 – 9:30pm, including kosher dinner; possibility of a Sunday morning brunch

For more information, please contact Jill Pupa, Director of Leadership Engagement, at 216-593-2888 or jpupa@jcfcleve.org.

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