Who We Are
We are the hub for catalyzing a community of leaders rising together.
WE ENVISION a community that is: welcoming, inclusive, and safe for all its members; trusting and respectful; responsive to the needs of the individuals in its midst; forward thinking and innovative in addressing challenges; concerned with the vitality of the larger communities of which it is a part; committed to building a just and healthy world; aspirational and optimistic about the future; and grounded in Jewish tradition. We will achieve this vision through the power of leaders working together.
WE BELIEVE that anyone, anytime, and anywhere can be a leader. Any person, regardless of role or position, can see a challenge or an opportunity, and inspire others to work together wisely toward a desired change. That is leadership.
WE PROMISE that participants in our programs and events will strengthen their potential for leadership, connect more deeply with one another, find inspiration and guidance from our Jewish tradition, and rise together united by passion and purpose. Organizations will become more flexible, collaborative, and supportive of professionals and volunteers leading “from any seat at the table.” Across our community, we will discover that which unites us, while honoring our diversity.
WE BUILD COMMON GROUND TO BREAK NEW GROUND – enabling leadership to respond vigorously and wisely united by common purpose to the shared challenges and opportunities before us.
To develop and inspire leaders with the ambition, ability, and authenticity to successfully lead our vibrant and vital Jewish community.
We Are Moving Forward Together United By Our Core Values
We are committed to finding and spreading joy in the sacred endeavor of cultivating leadership.
We are committed to nurturing the growth of the community’s professional and lay leaders.
We are committed to fostering respect for others and for the diversity of perspectives within the community.
We are committed to approaching our work with foresight, with a willingness to take risks,
and a commitment to continued learning.
We are committed to building trust among ourselves and throughout the community
as the ground upon which collaborative leadership flourishes.
Na’aleh: The Hub for Leadership Learning is proud to be an agency of The Associated: Jewish Federation of Baltimore along with 26 other agencies. We harness the strength of our agencies to form ONE network. This allows us to serve you, our community and the world better. Each of our agencies, receives a significant portion of their funding from The Associated. Each of our agencies also have access to many services provided by The Associated such as: finance, human resources, information technology, marketing, and more. This approach allows us to collectively meet the needs of today’s Jews and tomorrow’s leaders.
Your financial support of The Associated ensures that, together, we can create engaging educational experiences that will strengthen our Jewish future, provide critical social services to those who need a helping hand, advocate for social justice and equality for all and connect to Jews in Israel and around the world.
Every dollar you give to The Associated is used wisely to make a positive impact on our agencies like Na’aleh, on Jewish Baltimore and the world. We believe together we can make the world a better place. Donate now to The Associated and ensure agencies like Na’aleh continue to thrive.
Meet The People That Make Us Who We Are
Successful organizations are driven by talented people sharing a common purpose. Our professional team and lay leadership weave their various skills, diverse experiences, and wisdom together to fulfill our mission with creative excellence.
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“It’s all about relationship building and connection. We are identifying young lay leaders, providing them with tools and skills to be great lay leaders at our various agencies.”