We seek outstanding individuals from diverse backgrounds who have shown a commitment to lead, a willingness to step forward, and a desire to help transform CJP and our community. In order to be considered for Acharai, all participants must be nominated. Enrollment is limited to 20 people who demonstrate the talents and skills needed to lead our Jewish community for years to come.
Thank you for your interest in nominating a candidate for Acharai!
Nominations for the 2020 Acharai class are open until May 31, 2019.
We will extend interviews to top candidates over the summer. Nominators will be informed of the final class in the fall.
The Acharai selection process is highly competitive. Since there is limited space available, please do not notify candidates that they have been recommended.
Acharai is CJP’s premier leadership program for individuals who:
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Please note the following as you consider your nominations:
We welcome the participation of people of all abilities, religious denominations, backgrounds, genders, and sexual orientations, and we believe this diversity strengthens the leadership perspectives of our Acharai classes.
To learn more about the Acharai program and what to expect, please contact Dara Klein, Director, Acharai Leadership Program & Associate Director, Board Relations at or firstname.lastname@example.org.