Lisa Hills, co-founder of Hirsh/Hills Associates, has over twenty-five years of experience as an organizational strategist and expert in talent management. Working with clients who encompass both the private and not-for-profit sectors, Lisa focuses on issues including: leading successful organizational change; developing team talent; creating high-performing teams; designing strategies for individual and team success. Lisa has … Continue reading Episode 29: Lisa Hills, Hirsch/Hills Associates – March 5th, 2018
David Cygielman is the founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Moishe House. He has been a non-profit innovator since high school when he started Feed the Need, a nationally recognized homeless feeding organization. While attending the University of California at Santa Barbara, David served as the Hillel Student President and later the Executive Director … Continue reading Episode 28: David Cygielman, Moishe House – February 19th, 2018
Deborah Fishman works in communications and community building as a network-weaver. She currently serves as Director of Communications for The AVI CHAI Foundation. She is also the founder of FED (www.fedsocial.co), a community that restores our human capacity for empathy through delicious food, inspirational ideas and artistic performances, and dialogue with people from diverse backgrounds … Continue reading Episode 27: Deborah Fishman, The Avi Chai Foundation – February 5th, 2018
Michael Liepman has been the National Association for Temple Administration (NATA) Executive Director since April 2015. Prior to that, he was in the field of synagogue administration for over twenty years serving as Executive Director in three congregations in the San Francisco Bay Area. Michael has served on various boards including the NATA and NAASE … Continue reading Episode 26: Michael Liepman, The National Association for Temple Administration (NATA) – January 22nd, 2018
Abby J. Leibman is the President & CEO of MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger, a national advocacy organization working to end hunger among people of all faiths and backgrounds in the United States and Israel. Ms. Leibman brings to MAZON an extensive background in advocacy innonprofit and state government arenas and a distinguished record … Continue reading Episode 25: Abby Leibman, MAZON – January 8th, 2018
ennifer Simbol is the Manager of Dissemination and Implementation in the Impact and Performance Assessment Department (IPAD) at UJA-Federation of NY. Jennifer has led the implementation of the international agencies pilot assessment, has managed the internal process of shifting towards outcomes measurement, and oversees the Jewish Evaluation Network.
Rabbi Avi Orlow is the Vice President of Program and Innovation at the Foundation for Jewish Camp. Before joining Foundation for Jewish Camp in 2008, Avi was the Campus Rabbi and Assistant Director of the St. Louis Hillel at Washington University and has held numerous positions as rabbi, educator, and youth leader.
Rachel Gildiner is the Executive Director of GatherDC, an innovative community-based startup that connects Jewish 20s & 30s to each other, to Jewish life across DC, and to sustained adult Jewish identities, wherever they go in life. With over fifteen years of professional experience in non-profit management, emerging adult identity development, and relationship-based engagement, Rachel builds community through the power of personal connection. Rachel has … Continue reading Episode 22: Rachel Gildiner, GatherDC – November 26th, 2017
Mark I. Rosen is an associate professor in the Hornstein Jewish Professional Leadership Program at Brandeis University, where he teaches about and conducts research on the Jewish nonprofit sector. His responsibilities in the Hornstein Program include teaching a required course entitled Organizational Behavior in Jewish Nonprofits, coordinating student internships, and leading an annual 4-day trip … Continue reading Episode 21: Mark Rosen, Brandeis University – November 12th, 2017
Nanette Fridman, MPP, JD, helps organizational leaders plan for success and solve challenges. She founded Fridman Strategies in 2006 to assist values-driven organizations and their leaders with the strategies, training and coaching to advance their missions and maximize their impact. Today her work focuses on strategic planning, governance, financial resource development, team building and leadership coaching.Nanette’s … Continue reading Episode 20: Nanette Fridman, Fridman Strategies – October 29th, 2017