Towards his meeting with his brother Esau, Jacob used the tactic of “gift, prayer and war” as written:
“So went the present over before him… And Jacob said, O God of my father Abraham, and God of my father Isaac… And said, If Esau come to the one company, and smite it, then the other company which is left shall escape.”
(Genesis 32:21, 9, 8)

We invite you to walk in the footsteps of our fathers and forefathers and get acquainted with various models of leadership from the ancient times of Jacob, through the times of King David and Rabbi Johanan Ben Zakai, and up to the leaders of the Jewish-Israeli nation in the modern era.

In this seminar, we shall deal with models of Jewish/Israeli leadership by examining the participants’ management styles and consolidating ways of promoting community leadership in the framework of the role they are currently performing or will perform in the future.

Israeli Leadership Seminar
for Teachers and Community Executives of the Jewish World
July 1 – 10, 2014 Israel

The seminar will focus on the following aspects:

  • Historical aspect – Exposure to leadership narratives, to leaders’ dilemmas in the context of the places in which the historical events occurred in the Land of Israel, and to the Jewish texts that tell their stories (the Bible, the Mishnah, the Talmud, and new Hebrew sources);
  • Contemporary aspect – The clarification of the roles of Jewish community leadership with regard to topics such as the Jewish calendar, the circle of Jewish life, Shoah commemoration and leadership;
  • Future aspect – A discussion of the role of Jewish leadership in fostering Jewish and community identity and in positioning Israel among Diaspora Jewry;
  • Professional aspect – Assisting each participant in defining ways to develop his/her personal leadership, based on a variety of models.

Teaching methods:

  • Lectures – Evaluation of leadership models as well as types of leadership in Jewish history;
  • Encounters – Becoming acquainted with leaders and leadership models in various domains of Israeli society (political, military, educational) – a personal encounter;
  • Study tours – Following in the footsteps of Biblical, Mishnaic, and Talmudic leaders, historical leaders, leaders from the beginning of the settlement in the modern era, IDF commanders in regions where battles were fought and young leaders of the future generations.
  • Workshops – Exposure to materials and practice in fostering Jewish identity.

As one seminar participant (July 2011) put it: “I have been too busy using all five of my senses absorbing the sights, sounds, smells, and tastes. I have felt the uneven cobblestones beneath my feet, the cool water of a subterranean tunnel, the sting of the Mediterranean sun, and the warmth of new friends. I saw ancient cities, modern metropolises, oases in the desert, high tech office buildings, gentrified neighborhoods, national forests, mountaintops, and valleys full of crops and people who are thriving. creating a linkage to Israel for the benefit of you and your home community! I heard about ancient leaders; saw their homes, offices, graves, and battlegrounds. I heard from experienced leaders, inner city activists, a young leader who stepped up to lead her city and even younger leaders who are serving their community before they join the army to serve their country…“

More information
What will you pay for?
•Personal health insurance
•Tuition fees of $1,000 for the entire seminar

We will take care of all the rest!
•Accommodation and meals
•Travel and tours
•Cost of entrance to sites
•Lectures and social events
•Preparation of materials

Please note: The above-mentioned costs are applicable only to community leaders and teachers who are participating in a seminar of this type for the first time.

You may register
or email
for further details.
Dr. Tova Perlmutter
Seminar Coordinator

Posted on February 11, 2014, in 2014, Events, February, Ram's Horn. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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