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Registration Opens for Cohort 5 of the Mandel Program for Leadership Development in the Haredi Community (Men)

​The aim of the program is to develop and train educational and social leadership for the Haredi community.

The program is for Haredi heads of social and educational organizations, and entrepreneurs and activists in the fields of education, society, and community. Candidates should have a broad Torah background, a clear sense of mission, strong intellectual and practical abilities, and a deep commitment to the Haredi community, its culture, and its values.

Graduates of Mandel Leadership Institute programs hold senior positions in government, society, and education; establish and lead new projects; and direct influential institutions and organizations in Israel and around the world.

If you are passionate about learning, doing, and making a difference, and if the Haredi community and its future are important to you – this is your chance to apply.

Program Structure

​1. Theoretical studies in a range of disciplines
  • Education
  • Philosophy
  • Policy and government
  • Israeli society
  • Civil society
  • Communications
  • Diaspora Jewry

2. Leadership

  • Developing visions and pictures of the future
  • Reading reality in depth and breadth, and translating visions into practice
  • Coping with contemporary challenges from a Torah perspective
3. Improving tools of practice
  • Rhetoric, debating, writing opinion pieces, presentation, management, resource development
  • Field trips, field projects, and encounters with groundbreaking initiatives in Israel and abroad
  • Networking and personal meetings with senior figures and policy makers in Israeli government and society
  • Workshops for developing personal and organizational vision
  • Personal project
4. Individual tutoring

The program will be held over the course of two years, with sessions conducted every two weeks on Thursdays, from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. Fellows receive a monthly stipend.

Admissions Process

The admissions process consists of three stages:
  1. Submission of application documents (including details of referees)
  2. Text workshop and personal interviews
  3. Roundtable –  selection of fellows​
The final date for the receipt of all application forms and references is March 7, 2017.