14 Complete LEADS Program

The Jewish Community of Louisville’s Young Adult Division (YAD) LEADS (Leadership, Education and Development Series) class wrapped up its three-session introduction to leadership and the organized Jewish community on Wednesday, March 3, at the Jewish Community Center. They participated in an interactive exercise about the needs of the Jewish Community of Louisville and its constituent agencies and learned how they could make a difference. JCL Vice President Sara Wagner led the session.

In earlier meetings, the class explored the concept of tzedakah, including Maimonides’ teaching on the degrees of giving and celebrated a Tu b’Shevat Seder at The Temple with Rabbi Joe Rooks Rapport. They also met at Jewish Family & Career Services, where Sonny Meyer led a virtual tour of old Jewish Louisville and Jeff Tuvlin discussed his experiences with the Jewish Community of Louisville through the merger process and co-chairing the Program Review Committee.

Class members were Lori Abramson, Ursula Alberts, Jamil Changlee, Michelle Elisburg, Seth Gladstein, Lauren Goldberg, Eli Gueta, Marina Kachalova, Jill Kaplan, Robert Kaplan, Becky Ruby Swansburg, Melanie Wachsman, Louis Winner and Vickie Winner.

All participants received certificates of completion.

Sean Wachsman chaired the LEADS program.

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