The month of June comes in with end of year celebrations, opportunities to thank others for helping us on our leadership journey and hopefully some quiet moments to reflect on the community experiences you’ve had this year.

At our annual ACHARAI meeting, we thanked Larry Ziffer for his 10 years as the Judaic faculty member for the Fellows program. More than 100 ACHARAI family members gathered to learn together, celebrate our success in training over 100 leaders from 63 different organizations and to enjoy each other’s’ company.

What did you like best about being
an ACHARAI Fellow?

Most of all, I enjoyed the camaraderie and closeness between all the members of the class. We shared and assisted each other. This was very special, and even now we greet each other with open arms.

What is the most valuable skill you took away from the ACHARAI Fellows Program?
The coaching and personality inventory with Ellen Kagen Waghelstein was fabulous. I learned more about myself and how to stretch beyond anything I had done previously. In addition, the components of adaptive leadership gave me insights into creating effective change in the Federation that is beginning to work.

Check out the book Language and the Pursuit of Leadership Excellence by Chalmers Brothers and Vinay Kumar. This book focuses on how extraordinary leaders build relationships, shape culture and drive breakthrough results. There are copies in the ACHARAI office if you would like to borrow one.

Interesting article to read:
The Three L’s of Torah Inspired Leadership

Don’t miss this TED Talk:
How do creative people come up with great ideas?

Mazel Tovs to:

Avi Greenlinger on becoming President of the newly founded Chai Lifeline office in Baltimore.
Fran Pruce on the birth of her second grandchild, Joshua Lubin Pruce.
Jason Blavatt on becoming President of Chizuk Amuno and on his re-nomination for a third and final term as Chairman of LifeBridge Health.
Linda Elman on her upcoming role as 2017 Women’s Campaign Chair.
Linda A. Hurwitz on becoming Chair of the Board of The Associated.
Howard (& Gayle) Goodman on the birth of their grandson, Jaxon Wyatt Turner.