Now Accepting Nominations: Mandel Symposium

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Help identify Cleveland’s emerging Jewish leaders for the 2024 Mandel Symposium, a premier program of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland.  

The Mandel Symposium is an interactive next step to learn about the Cleveland Jewish community from Federation and its partner agencies’ volunteers and professional leaders. 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 individuals you know who may be qualified for and interested in this program. Then, nominate them for the 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 (216-593-2901), or emailed to Jill Pupa (jpupa@jewishcleveland.org), Federation’s senior director of leadership engagement, by Wednesday, October 18. 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 20s to mid 40s.


Session Dates

Sessions meet approximately every 3-4 weeks from January - June 2024.
6:00 - 9:15 pm, including kosher dinner

2024 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

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