Participants in the Jewish Community of Louisville’s Young Leadership Development program gathered at The Bristol on Sunday, December 12, for the second session of their two-year program. Rabbi Joel Wasser led a discussion about Jewish leaders and their characteristics, starting with some text study focusing on Moses.
Rabbi Wasser pointed out that Moses is described as having a speech defect, challenging the idea that leaders are perfect. A great leader, he said, is someone who can overcome his imperfections to lead.
The group also discussed Moses’ humility and how that quality can be applied today. Being a humble leader means putting aside personal grievances, selfish agendas and personal gain for the sake of the community.
The YLD program also includes a tikkun olam component, so participants brought toiletries to donate to the Family Scholar House.
Shannon Levin and Scott Weinberg are the YLD co-chairs.