Our ACCELERATE Cohort I gathers in the Ravens locker room at M&T Bank Stadium for their final session before the Siyum (completion ceremony) in May 2022.
Our ACCELERATE cohort gathers in the Ravens locker room at M&T Bank Stadium for their final session before the Siyum (completion ceremony) in May 2022.

The 8-session class will be held once a month from September 2023-May/June 2024. We aspire to build a diverse cohort of leaders in the Baltimore Jewish community who:

1. Are all ages

2. Are new lay leaders in a synagogue, school, agency, or organization

3. Are open minded, curious, and growth-oriented

4. Embrace challenges, diversity, and difficult conversations

5. Look for opportunities to become more self-aware and deepen their knowledge of what it means to be a leader in today’s increasingly complex world

6. Are committed to building a greater, more vibrant Jewish community

You will gain:

• A deeper self-awareness of who you are and how you “show up” as a leader

• Networking opportunities within your cohort and the Greater Baltimore Jewish community

• Access to high level thought leaders

• Confidence in your ability to lead through a Jewish lens

• Mentorship

• Tools to bolster your leadership competencies

• A personal leadership vision

Our 2023-2024 Cohort Members:

  • Chris Ammann
  • Jonathan Carter
  • Timoth David Copney
  • Janelle Diamond
  • Diane Gensler
  • Steve Goloskov
  • Angela Haynes
  • Sam Hopkins
  • Jake Max
  • Stacey Meadows
  • CG Polirer
  • Max Reamer
  • Matthew Rothstein
  • Elizabeth Rozmaryn
  • Kyley Sommer
  • Lisa Sparks
  • Dinah Winnick
  • Melanie Yasbin

2021-2022 Cohort I Alumni:

  • Allison Kehne
  • Darrell Braman
  • Chana Dena Pollak
  • Elizabeth Testa Getzoff
  • Eric Kass
  • Jennifer Berman
  • Jeremy Lasson
  • KeSean Johnson
  • Jessica Krasnick
  • Justin Fair
  • Kat Giannini
  • Kimberly Wynn
  • Marc Wernick
  • Marla Friedman
  • Micah Damareck
  • Mike Sapperstein
  • Neal Shaivitz
  • Theodore Casser