Last week, 45 Jewish change-makers united and collaborated in Sutton Hill, NSW to consider how as collective and individual leaders they can address the changing needs of the Australian Jewish community, and transform ‘talk’ into ‘action’.
For 3 days we explored the potential and possibility of Jewish community, connected across the generations and denominations, were inspired by keynote David Cygielman, Founder and CEO of Moishe House International, learnt from international guest Bradly Caro-Cook, CEO of Career Up Now, and engaged with the network during peer skill sessions, including “How to speak so people will listen”, “Leading Jewishly” and “The 3 Rs of volunteering.”
The retreat culminated in a You Pitch It! session, where incredible Jewish ideations were pitched to the community. The pitches were attempting to solve the following concerns in the Jewish Community;
Most of these ideas are still in motion so If any of these spark your interest contact Natalie for more information.
Rabbi Yaakov Glasman, St Kilda Hebrew Congregation, reflected on the retreat, writing, “[LaunchPad] Is a brilliant platform for existing and emerging leaders to innovate, create and share ideas and practical solutions to address some of the burning issues facing the modern Jewish community. Meeting so many Jewish leaders from across Australia was an experience I’ll never forget. I learned so much from so many people and feel privileged to have been a part of such an amazing cohort of proud Jews!”
For more information about the retreat, find here the full program booklet and stay tuned for the LaunchPad video coming soon, highlighting the best moments of the retreat!