Past Sessions

Conflict Management

February 12, 2024: Since the Hamas massacre on October 7 and subsequent outbreak of war, Jewish community professionals are navigating the new geopolitical reality and have been confronted with various types of interpersonal conflict within our workplaces. Gamal Palmer, Founder and Principal, Conscuious Builders, led a panel discussion to explore conflict management in Jewish communal workplaces and frameworks we can use as we continue to navigate the crisis in Israel. Panelists include: Meredith Bliss, Independent Management Consultant; Dr. Keren Fraiman, Dean & Academic Officer, Spertus Institute; Rabbi Dr. Joshua Ladon, Director of Education, Shalom Hartman Institute; and Dr. Deitra Reiser, Founder and Principal, Transform for Equity.

Antisemitism and Allyship

December 7 2023The ADL’s Vlad Khaykin and Tema Smith joined JPro for a timely conversation exploring the history of antisemitism, the connection to anti-Israel hostility, and how our communities can come together in allyship to support one another in the wake of the October 7, 2023 Hamas attack in Israel. 

Courageous Leadership and Polarization

March 6, 2023: JPro led an honest conversation about the many challenges facing Jewish communal leaders and how leaders can behave and respond in a time of increased polarization featuring Felicia Herman, Erika B. Rudin-Luria, Cheryl Cook, and Doron Krakow.

A Nonpartisan Approach to Engage Jewish Communities in the Upcoming Election

September 19, 2022: Aaron Dorfman, Mike Berkowitz, and Julia Lipton spoke about how you can support Jewish communities, mobilize across partisan lines, and protect free and fair elections. 

Stay Fired Up Without Burning Out

March 8, 2022:  Faun Zarge joined us to let us know that burnout is not inevitable and how to take your role and organization to the next level without compromising your well-being.

The Gender Gap in Jewish Nonprofit Leadership

Dec 14, 2021: Mordy Walfish of Leading Edge joined in conversation with JPro’s Laura Herman to discuss The Gender Gap in Jewish Nonprofit Leadership, which identifies the five “keynote species” of the persistent gender gap in our sector, and explore ways we can each take action to rejuvenate the Jewish organizational ecosystem and close that gap.

Why We Do What We Do: Motivation, Choice, and Career

November 10, 2021:  Ilana Aisen, CEO of JPro, and Dr. Arielle Levites, Managing Director of CASJE explored the Career Trajectories of Jewish Educators Study, the recently-released multi-strand investigation of the recruitment, retention and development of Jewish educators, and dove into these issues as they relate to the entire Jewish nonprofit workforce.

Ha-Yom Harat Olam: We Are the Creators

September 13, 2021: JPro and Hadar explored what it means to rebuild from the ruins and ask how we, as Jewish community professionals, might partner with God in birthing the world anew this holiday season through acts of hesed, loving-kindness.

Bless Our Workforce: Changing the Way We Manage Our People – A Conversation

Covenant and the Legacy of Rabbi Sacks’ Teachings for Building Sacred Communities

DOROT’s Tapestry Tour with Ted Comet: An Interactive Virtual Experience

Reflections from 70 Years in the Field: An Intergenerational Conversation about Resilience with Ted Comet and Aliza Kline