NOMINATING A JEWISH INFLUENCER FOR ENCOUNTER’S INTENSIVE LEADERSHIP SEMINAR

Thank you for your interest in nominating a Jewish communal leader for participation in one of Encounter’s Intensive Leadership Seminars.


Encounter’s Intensive Leadership Seminars are by-invitation-only heavily subsidized programs for deeply committed high-level Jewish professionals and volunteer leaders. Past participants of Encounter’s programs are invited to nominate colleagues and peers for participation in a future Intensive Leadership Seminar. Cohorts are carefully curated to reflect a diversity of sectors, denominational affiliation and political views.  


Please Note: There is limited space in each cohort and as such, nominations do not guarantee an invitation.

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Encounter seeks to catalyze a changed Jewish communal engagement with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. To that end we are primarily focused on high-level senior Jewish professional and volunteer leaders, with a demonstrated track record of commitment to Jewish communal life and to engagement with Israel and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.


Please nominate professional or lay leaders in the following sectors:

  • Jewish Federations: National and regional leadership

  • Jewish Community Relations Councils: National and regional directors

  • Jewish Life and Israel Engagement on Campus: National, regional and campus directors

  • National Advocacy Organizations: National and regional leadership

  • The Pulpit: Senior rabbis  

  • Institutions/Organizations of Higher Jewish Learning:  Senior leaders of rabbinical schools and other institutions training Jewish leaders, emerging and existing

  • Jewish Education: Leading researchers and practitioners

  • Jewish Public Square: Media, artists, leaders ‘outside traditional sectors’

  • American Jewish Philanthropy: Professional and volunteer leaders

  • Individual Lay Leaders with track record of service in major organizations in American Jewish life



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Contacting the Nominee



Many thanks for taking the time to think about who Encounter should be reaching and for making the connection. It's greatly appreciated.