Rina L. Janet Leadership Conversations

Na’aleh: The Hub for Leadership Learning presents the Rina L. Janet Leadership Conversations, a five-part moderated series featuring a diverse group of Baltimore-based leaders involved in gathering people together.  These will include folks in the restaurant and hospitality business, in civic engagement, in building religious and cultural communities, and in supporting people at times of crisis.

During each session, two leaders from the same or similar field(s) will be interviewed by Melissa Gerr, telling stories of their leadership journey and reflecting on the middot (core character strengths) that have led to their success. In addition, they will (of course) share with us their wisdom on how to intentionally and inspirationally gather people together. In addition to Melissa Gerr, producer and contributor for NPR affiliate station WYPR, rabbis from across the greater Baltimore Jewish community will take turns framing each session through a Jewish lens. Each session will take place virtually on a Wednesday morning from 9-10am, beginning March 1st and ending in May.

Join us for our Final Session:
Gathering through Story: Laura Wexler, The Stoop Storytelling Series, and Terri Lee Freeman, Reginald F. Lewis Museum of African American Culture & History with Rabbi Rachel Sabbath Beit-Halachmi of Har Sinai Oheb Shalom Congregation

Register here.

View past session recordings here.

This program is named in loving memory of Rina L. Janet, z”l. Rina was a beloved volunteer leader in the Baltimore Jewish community and played a significant role in making the world a better place. Among her many leadership roles, Rina served as the Chair of the Associated Women and General Chair of Israel Bonds in Maryland. Her wisdom, compassion, integrity and Jewish values lend themselves beautifully to name this series in her honor and memory.

Melissa Gerr is an award-winning content producer in audio, video and print. Led by a fine-tuned curiosity, there is no topic too grand, odd, small or obscure that won’t capture her interest. She is a producer and contributor for NPR affiliate station WYPR radio in Baltimore, MD. As a member of Beth Am Synagogue, she serves as chair of adult education and recently joined the staff at Towson University as an adjunct professor in the Department of Electronic Media and Film.

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