Yesod, the Hebrew word for foundation, aptly describes this vital initiative for the Savannah Jewish community. The goal of the Yesod Community Leadership Development Program is to support our community by aiding the development of excellent volunteer leadership.


Developing potential leaders is the most important factor in ensuring the long-term success of our community. Graduates of the YESOD Community Leadership Development Program will help shape the future of the Savannah Jewish Community.


The Yesod curriculum offers insights into personal and organizational leadership through a Jewish perspective. Course content will merge Judaic text study, business skills, leadership theory and experiential application.

Yesod is open to anyone in the Savannah Jewish community that wants to gain leadership skills through a Jewish lens.


Participants agree to attend the full program for the 2023 year.


There is a $136 program fee and a minimum gift of $180 to the Annual Campaign. All other costs will be covered by the Savannah Jewish Federation.

Yesod will consist of 8 sessions on Monday evenings from 6:30-8:30 PM at the JEA.  The program will culminate in graduation at the Savannah Jewish Federation Annual Meeting on Wednesday, September 13, 2023.




Application deadline is Friday, January 13!

For more information, contact Michelle Allan at or 912-355-8111.