Introducing the

Savannah Jewish Community’s

Leadership Development Program


Nominations & Applications are open for Cohort 2

(sessions begin January 2019)


  • WHAT

    Yesod is the Hebrew word for foundation. The goal is to support our community by aiding the development of excellent volunteer leadership. Developing leaders is an important factor in ensuring the long-term success of our community. Graduates will shape the future of the Savannah Jewish Community. The curriculum offers insights into personal & organizational leadership through a Jewish perspective. Content will merge Judaic text, business skills, leadership theory & experiential application.

  • WHO

    Yesod is open to anyone in the Savannah Jewish community that wants to gain leadership skills through a Jewish lens. Participants must be dedicated to attending the full program. The Yesod program will accept 20 participants.

  • WHEN

    Yesod will consist of 10 sessions and will culminate in graduation at the Savannah Jewish Federation Annual Meeting on Wednesday, September 11, 2019. The sessions will take place on Monday evenings from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the Savannah Jewish Educational Alliance.


    Participants agree to attend the full program for the 2018 year. There is a $100 program fee and a minimum commitment of $180 to the Annual Campaign. All other costs will be covered by the Savannah Jewish Federation.

For more information about Yesod, contact Jamie Richman, Director of Community Impact, at or 912.355.8111.

Cohort 2 Application Information

Nomination Deadline is Friday, August 3.

Application Deadline is Friday, October 5.

Space is limited to 20 participants.

Applications can be downloaded at Applications can be emailed or mailed to Jamie Richman, 5111 Abercorn Street, Savannah, GA 31405.


January 14 - Bruchim Habaim: Welcome Session

January 28 - Ha-Derekh le’Manhigut : Your Personal Journey to Leadership

February 11 - Mi Hu Manhig: Difference between Power and Influence

February 25 - Tzmicha MiKishalon: Growing from Failure

March 11 - Tikshoret: Inspired Communication

March 25 - Hazon: Nurturing Vision

April 8 - Savannah Jewish Community

May 6 - Hadrachat Acherim: Mentoring & Growing Others

June 3 - Shinui: Change Management

June 17 - Tzinor le’Manhigut: Creating a Leadership Pipeline