OU Executive Fellowship Addresses Jewish Leadership Pipeline Shortage

Program nurtures talented early-career professionals committed to long-term Jewish community activism.

(Courtesy of OU) It’s a challenge that’s been troubling the Jewish community for years, and it’s only expected to magnify over time: From rabbis to teachers to kiruv professionals, there seems to be a shortage of talented professionals willing to fill communal leadership positions.

Recently, the OU launched the Executive Fellowship to invest in future nonprofit leadership and promote a culture of service and responsibility among emerging Jewish leaders. The 10-month program for early-career professionals exposes fellows to all aspects of the Jewish nonprofit world and hones their workplace skills, allowing them to pursue meaningful and impactful community work long-term, in whatever capacity they choose.