We are pleased to announce that SooJi Min-Maranda has been selected to participate in the Schusterman Fellowship. This leadership development program honors and supports exceptional Jewish leaders as they spearhead change within their organizations and communities. With a focus on resilience and self awareness, the Schusterman Fellowship takes a holistic approach to developing wholehearted Jewish leaders. For the next 18 months, ALEPH’s Executive Director will take part in leadership seminars alongside a supportive cohort of other Fellows. After completing the program, Schusterman Fellows stay connected with their cohorts through in-person and virtual gatherings of the Senior Fellows.
In alignment with ALEPH’s values, the Schusterman Fellowship has an emphasis on equitable, joyful, and inclusive community building. The program prioritizes communication and connection across lines of difference within the Jewish community. The goal of the Fellowship is for participants to integrate three sets of competencies into their leadership approaches: Leading Self, Leading Others and Leading Systems.
As a member of the Fellowship’s seventh cohort and a recently named member of the Jewish Women’s Foundation of New York’s Collective, SooJi’s leadership of ALEPH continues to be heralded. ”Judaism is all about collective strength. I know that my time with both The Collective and the Schusterman Fellows will strengthen my leadership as well as ALEPH,” Min-Maranda commented. “The Collective and the Schusterman Fellowship are about leveraging collective strength to affect change. I look forward to spending these next 18 months deepening my leadership skills – and channeling those skills into strengthening my work with ALEPH, the Jewish community and beyond.”
Learn more about the Schusterman Fellowship here.