Advanced Leadership Development Program

The Advanced Leadership Development Program (ALDP) trains emerging young Jewish leaders with the skills and knowledge necessary to undertake leadership roles within the Jewish community. It is an eight-month program that includes lectures, workshops, and social gatherings. Participants have the chance to meet and network with other emerging leaders. Together, they learn practical knowledge about the inner workings of non-profits, leadership skills and techniques, and how Jewish values and traditions play a role in civic responsibility.

At the end of the eight-month program, we work with graduates to help them find their place on committees or boards with a Jewish organization that best meets their interests and needs. The goal of ALDP is for participants to gain tangible and transferable knowledge, acquire valuable connections and resources, and engage in thoughtful discussions that will enable them to be successful leaders in the Jewish community. The program is free, but is a significant undertaking that requires commitment and dedication by the participant. Upon graduation, participants will be fully prepared to take on a confident leadership role in both the Jewish and secular communities for life.

To learn more, contact:

Jenna Hanauer
Phone: 206.774.2215

Wexner Heritage Program

In partnership with the Samis Foundation, the Federation sponsors the Wexner Heritage Program, for Jewish communal leaders seeking to expand their leadership vision, and further develop their discourse and decision-making skills. Wexner is a rigorous, two-year study experience immersing participants in Jewish history, values, ideas, and contemporary issues, giving them an opportunity to reflect on insights that make for effective leadership.

Wexner’s dynamic curriculum is grounded in the wisdom of Jewish traditions and in the latest in leadership education. The program features seminars and institutes that explore Jewish history from biblical times to the present day, texts and ideas that have shaped Jewish thought over the centuries, and leadership education that is derived from Jewish and secular sources. The program engages leading scholars from rabbinical seminaries, congregational rabbis, professionals from Jewish Federations and other Jewish institutions, and leading thinkers and public officials in Israel. The expectation of participants is that they will realize their highest potential for exercising transformative leadership and making a lasting impact on the Jewish community.

The next Puget Sound Wexner cohort will begin in the summer of 2019.

To learn more, contact:

Noa Guter
Phone: 206.774.2247



Our Impact


Legacy gift commitments secured for local Jewish organizations taking part in the Federation-operated LIFE & LEGACY program.™