1. What is J-LEV?

J-LEV is a cohort-based leadership development program designed for young professionals who want to take their participation in Jewish community leadership to the next level through a series of interactive and engaging sessions around Jewish values and wisdom. Participants will advance their leadership skills, learn about San Antonio Jewish partnering agencies, lay leadership opportunities, build relationships with their peers, and put that knowledge into action.

 

2. What does J-LEV Stand for?

J-LEV is an acronym for Jewish-Leadership, Jewish-Engagement, and Jewish-Values. LEV in Hebrew means heart and participants in J-LEV are committed to the success of Jewish San Antonio. J-LEV’s role is to act as a voice and “heart” to ensure a vibrant future through leadership, Jewish values, and knowledge about our city’s Jewish agencies.

 

3. How long is the J-LEV program?

The full J-LEV program is 8 sessions, with 1 session per month. See below for the '22-'23 Cohort dates:

J-LEV Course dates

Wednesday, October 19th, 2022: J-LEV Mixer (location TBD) 6-8 pm

Session 1: Wednesday, October 26th, 2022, 7-9 class

Session 2: Wednesday, November 30th, 2022, 7-9 class

Session 3: Wednesday, December 14th, 2022, 7-9 class

Session 4: Wednesday, January 18th, 2023, 7-9 class

Session 5: Wednesday, February 15th, 2023, 7-9 class

Session 6: Wednesday, March 15th, 2023, 7-9 class

Session 7: Wednesday, April 19th, 2023, 7-9 class

Session 8: Wednesday, May 17th, 2023, 7-9 class

Graduate dinner date and location: TBD

4. Besides my time, what other commitments do I need to know in order to participate in J-LEV?

A financial investment of at least $360 annually or $30 monthly to the 2022 Jewish Federation of San Antonio Annual Campaign. All J-LEV members are encouraged to participate in relevant activities and programs at JFSA. Participation is critical to the course’s overall success, J-LEV requires attendance to at least 7 of the 8 in-person classes.

 

5. Is J-LEV a good fit for me?

  • You are passionate about professional development and learning.
  • You are (financially) invested in the future of Jewish San Antonio.
  • You are energized by the idea of dedicating time to a lay leadership role at a Jewish agency of choice.
  • You are excited to deepen your connection to Judaism and the San Antonio Jewish community.
  • You are social and enjoy building a network of peers and mentors.
  • You are ready to make an impact!

If you answered "yes" to the above, then J-LEV is for you!

 

6. I know someone that would be great for this program, do you accept nominations?

Absolutely! Please email Anna Schragin at schraginA@jfsatx.org with the following contact information: Full Name, Email, Phone Number

 

7. When can I apply?

Applications open July 1st, 2022, and close August 31st, 2022.

Once your application is received, you will be contacted by Anna Schragin, Development Specialist, to set up an interview day and time. (In-person or on zoom, it is up to you!) Applicants will be notified of acceptance to the J-LEV Leadership Program no later than September 30th, 2022.