2007 Activities

23rd Annual
Kaplan Seminar for Emerging Professionals

July 8 – 11, 2007
Hassenfeld Conference Center
Brandeis University, Waltham

Developing the Developers

Thursday, April 19, 2007
1:30-5:00 p.m.
Brandeis House, New York City

The strength of the Jewish communal enterprise depends in part on its financial health which, in turn, increasingly depends on the expertise of fundraisers and financial resource development professionals. The development profession, however, is characterized by disproportionately high rates of burnout, turnover, new hires, and chronic shortages of high-quality talent. The symposium examined the factors driving the current situation, presented strategic thinking about ways to meet the community’s future needs for fundraising talent, and opened up a conversation about future action.


Dwight F. Burlingame, Sanford R. “Sandy” Cardin, Joel L. Fleishman, David A. Mersky. Josie Sandler, Amy L. Sales, Jane F. Sherman, and Stuart Tauber.


Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation
UJA-Federation of New York

2006-07 Discussion Series Continues
From Sanctuary to Boardroom: A Jewish Approach to Leadership

Wednesday, February 7, 2007
International Lounge, Usdan
Brandeis University, Waltham

From Sanctuary to Boardroom: A Jewish Approach to Leadership (Rowman and Littlefield Publishing, Inc., 2006) juxtaposes centuries of Jewish literature with modern theories of leadership. Author Hal Lewis, associate professor of Contemporary Jewish Studies at Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies in Chicago, led a provocative, text-based discussion focused on leadership, follower-ship, ethics, and power.