The Donald H. and Barbara K. Bernstein Leadership Development Group (BLG) of the Jewish Federation of Greater Charlotte is getting ready to recruit for its 12thclass.  BLG was started in 1996 by Don and Bobbi Bernstein to prepare the next generation of leaders to help ensure our Charlotte Jewish community remains thriving and adaptable to the changing Jewish landscape.  

The 18-month leadership program aims to foster a participant’s Jewish identity, broaden knowledge about the Charlotte Jewish community and build leadership skills. Participants will take part in Tzedakah, Tikkun Olam and initiatives with Jewish continuity. Together, the next BLG class will learn about the history of Jewish Charlotte, the various Charlotte Jewish agencies and issues facing our community and communities around the world.  The program also includes bringing in internationally renowned speakers as well as specialist in the fields of communication and leadership training.  

The 12thclass of BLG will begin on March 31, 2019 and run through August 2020.  BLG is for 25-45 year olds with a desire to learn more about and become involved with the Charlotte Jewish community. BLG members meet once a month on Sunday evenings from 4:00-6:30 with the exception of the weekend retreat.  If you or someone you know is interested in making a meaningful impact on our Jewish community, an application is available for download. CLICK HERE

To learn more or to answer please contact Kara Culp, Engagement Coordinator, at 704.944.6858. The application deadline is March 11, 2019.

CLICK HERE to pay your $36 BLG Registration fee. 


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