Leadership is key to creating a dynamic Jewish future.

A core part of our work is inspiring, engaging and empowering young Jews to take an active role in shaping a vibrant, inclusive Jewish future, deeply connected to Israel and committed to making the world a better place.

Central to this vision is a global Jewish ecosystem equipped to support and nurture the Jewish journeys of all young Jews, today and in the future. Learn more about our work in the Jewish community.

We believe this ecosystem requires a strong organizational infrastructure helmed by exceptional professionals. That is why we are committed to transforming how the Jewish communal sector invests in professional and volunteer leadership.

Catalyzing a pipeline of talent development

One of our main goals is to support exceptional leaders as they build highly effective organizations that go on to have a demonstrable and positive impact on the world and, in turn, attract the very best and brightest talent at all levels.

Our success in this arena relies on two key principles:

  • Working at the individual, organizational and ecosystem level: We work directly with individuals to enhance their leadership capacities while also helping to strengthen talent development within organizations and across the ecosystem as a whole.

  • Recruitment, development and retention: We must positively impact how the Jewish community recruits exceptional new individuals to leadership positions, develops current and emerging talent and ultimately retains top talent.

Strategies for investing in talent development

We build organizational capacity by investing in high-potential organizational leaders. Some of our key initiatives include:

  • Schusterman Fellowship: The Fellowship is a highly selective leadership development program offering best-in-class training for executive-aimed professionals who see Jewish organizational leadership as an important way to create transformational change in the world. Fellows participate in an 18-month program featuring personal assessments, executive coaching and customized leadership development opportunities. They have an opportunity to apply their learning in real-time and are prepared to assume C-suite or executive committee lay leadership positions in major Jewish organizations within the next few years. Learn more.

  • Strengthening our Network: Through periodic gatherings, we bring together the professional and board leadership of our partner organizaitons to provide professional development to key individual leaders and strengthen the network among them. Our goal is to promote a culture in the Jewish community that fosters bold, creative thinking, deeper communication and meaningful collaboration.

  • Talent Alliance: The Talent Alliance is a partnership program formed to advance the recruitment, training and retention of top talent in each member organization and within the Jewish sector more broadly. It includes three member organizations: BBYO, Hillel and Moishe House, and is convened, supported and facilitated by Schusterman. Learn more

  • Partnerships and Collaborations: We also form partnerships and collaborations with organizaions like Leading Edge and Fund The People to address leadership challenges in Jewish life, as well as to engage the Jewish community to adopt best practices and set standards that will make it a great place to work.

  • CareerHub: CareerHub is a suite of job-matching services designed to connect talented individuals with organizations committed to creating a positive impact in the Jewish world and beyond. We work with both individuals looking to explore their career paths and with organizations looking to hire exceptional professionals. Learn more.

Learn more about our approach.