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Gesher Leadership

About Gsharim Leadership

Key leaders in Israeli society (in the fields of education, business, security, academia and social activism) who view the societal fabric of Israeli society as an important issue are candidates for the Gsharim leadership course.

Gsharim aims to nurture Jewish-Israeli leaders who view it as their mission to promote dialogue and co-existence between different sectors of the Jewish people in Israel and the Diaspora.

  • Participants will take part in a mission to the U.K. for an in-depth visit to the British Jewish community.
  • The course acts as a springboard for graduate projects in the fields of social activism, public policy, business and education.

Course Content

  • 10 sessions, four and a half hours each, over a period of six months.
  • Site visit about State & Religion
  • Sleepaway seminar
  • Six-day mission* to England to meet Jewish communal leaders.
  • Leverage initiatives and social leadership
  • Graduate network

Course Topics 

Jewish peoplehood, social-Jewish initiatives, acquaintance with different sectors of society, the ultra-Orthodox, the challenge of co-existence, UK Jewry, Israel-Diaspora relations, leadership development and social activism.

Participants

Twenty participants, aged 35 – 50, leaders who show potential to be change-agents and influencers in their field, are chosen from different sectors of Israeli society.  During the course, this winning team engages in mutually-respectful dialogue.

Applications

To apply for the course, applicants need to complete a standpoint questionnaire and attend an interview with GLI directors.   Once accepted, participants are expected to attend all sessions and to create a practical graduate project.

* No participant charges apply,  except for a contribution towards the cost of the flight to the U.K.

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Course Facilitators

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Alon More

Alon is the director of the Experiential Education division of the Be’eri program at the Shalom Hartman Institute.  He is a course facilitator at the Gesher Leadership Institute and a former Director of Programming at Gesher.  He was one of the initiators of the “Mirkam” NGO – a network of integrated communities and headed the “Yachad Modi’in” NGO for integrated, pluralistic Jewish education.  Alon is a Jerusalem social activist and sits on the Board of the Jerusalemites Movement. He holds a BA in psychology and sociology and a MA in sociology.

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Dr. Channa Pinchasi

Channa is the director of the Be’eri School for Teacher Education at the Shalom Hartman Institute and a Fellow at the Shacharit Think Thank.  She is a course facilitator at the Gesher Leadership Institute.  Her doctoral thesis from the Department of Gender Studies at Bar Ilan University presents a feminist viewpoint to the Medrash Eicha Rabba.  She is also a guest columnist for various media outlets.  From 2001-2004, Channa was the Jewish Agency education department emissary in Canada, responsible for pedagogy and administration.

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Dafna Barashi-Eisen

Dafna is an organizational psychologist and group facilitator, including at the Gesher Leadership Institute.  She mentors directors, groups and organizations  in the process of growth and change.  Dafna specializes in facilitating large groups using dialogue-based methods.  She also coaches people about career changes.

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