Who We Are
We are the hub for catalyzing a community of leaders rising together.
We believe in the power of professionals and volunteers working together to build vibrant and vital community. We know you do too!
Let’s imagine together a community that is:
- Welcoming, inclusive, and safe.
- Trusting and respectful.
- Responsive to members’ needs.
- Forward thinking and innovative.
- 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.
Making this vision a reality requires that we address the complex “adaptive” challenges before us, from housing to hunger, from anti-semitism to racial equity and inclusion, from political division to climate collapse. What all these challenges have in common is that we don’t have known and easy solutions at our fingertips. We need to work with and learn from others who are different than ourselves. We need to adapt our own perspectives and behaviors. We need to learn to lead collaboratively and creatively.
Whether you are a professional or volunteer in the greater Baltimore Jewish community, Na’aleh is here to help you learn to lead with ambition, ability, and authenticity. Discover the seven Core Practices of Jewish Adaptive Leadership.
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.”