Leadership Development creates meaningful impact by identifying and investing in young adult leaders who are making our Boston and Haifa communities more connected, equitable, and resilient.
Adraba develops future leaders in Haifa by gathering young adult residents of Haifa for social and educational experiences. Each month, groups of young leaders gather across Haifa to explore Jewish identity and Jewish values, along with history, diversity, and tradition. The group also focuses on building the networks of those who have the potential to be leaders in Haifa’s social and cultural institutions.
Holchim Po, which means “walking here” in Hebrew, highlights the many vibrant cultural, historic, and social opportunities in Haifa through urban walking tours of the city. These tours help young adults familiarize themselves with Haifa and the many rich initiatives the city has to offer. Young adults get to experience the magic and diversity of Haifa that its residents know so well. The program also aims to improve local knowledge of Haifa’s many neighborhoods and create a stronger sense of community among young families.
This program develops the leadership and management capabilities of our young adult volunteers. Through a series of workshops and group discussions, young leaders cultivate their skills as volunteers and professionals. The program also offers volunteers insight into CJP’s work across the Greater Boston community and Israel.
Mashpi'ot is a young women's leadership program for residents of Haifa who want to grow personally and professionally. The two-year program offers lectures and discussions from prominent business and academic leaders, focused on management, leadership, skills development, and finding inspiration. The program encourages women to create impact both locally in Haifa and across Israel. Mashpiot’s alumni network of empowered women leaders provide continued support and mentorship to members.
Each year, young adult leaders from Haifa and Boston come together for a week of social and educational immersion in Greater Boston. The group visits local Jewish institutions that prompt conversations around Jewish identity and the unique perspective that different communities brings to the Jewish experience. At the end of the week, the Haifaim have a new perspective on Judaism in the diaspora, while Bostonians have a deeper understanding of Israeli society and life.
Osim Po, which means “doing it here” in Hebrew, brings together social entrepreneurs in Haifa to address social initiatives and find long-term sustainable solutions. The program focuses on empowering social entrepreneurs with practical tools and mentoring, and then connecting them with local decision makers. This program is run in cooperation with Hubtipus, a hub for social entrepreneurs developed by the Haifa Municipality.
In response to the global outbreak of COVID-19, we took action to support small businesses and entrepreneurs in Haifa. Emergency relief funding was provided to the small business community, with a special emphasis on supporting Ethiopian-Israelis who were particularly negatively impacted. As the economic impact of the global pandemic continues to unfold, we will continue to offer support and assistance to Haifa’s small business community.
In partnership with the Social Justice Center in Haifa and the Department of Joint Responsibility in the Haifa Municipality, Talk2Act brings together young activists in Haifa and Boston to identify and tackle social justice challenges in Haifa. The program provides a basic tool kit for young activists through lectures, workshops, group discussions, and tours. The program aims to provide the resources participants need to understand local government and the pathways to creating meaningful and lasting impact.