OU Women’s Initiative Lay Leadership Summit – archive

This spring, Orthodox female lay leadership across North America are gathering together to empower, inspire, connect, and grow. 




Join a nation-wide community of engaged and inspired female lay-leaders who are engaged in community building and development.

Nominate a lay leader for participation in the Summit.


Designed for a woman who is:


Monday, May 20 – Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Woodcliff Lake Hilton, Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey


The Leadership Summit sessions will focus on:

Learn more about the Summit here.


How do I apply?

Fill out an application form and have a communal leader or mentor  recommend you via the nomination form.

Your application is only complete when both forms are received. 

How many participants will be included in the program?
Space is limited to 80 participants. The goal is to create an intimate cohort of representatives from across the country.  

Can my organization (Synagogue, school, community organization) pay for me?
Yes, we encourage you to ask your organization for support.

Is there a participation fee? What does that cover?
This event is generously subsidized by the Orthodox Union Women’s Initiative.  The $275 fee covers food, lodging and program. Participants are responsible for transportation costs.

What are the deadlines?
Applications are due by March 31 and participants will be notified by April 15.

Check out the full list of FAQs here.

Questions? Feel free to reach out to Adina Shmidman at ashmidman@ou.org.