The 2017 Tomorrow Fellowship

The 2017 Tomorrow Fellowship

From February – June 2017, The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington’s third cohort of the Tomorrow Fellowship will offer an innovative and exciting leadership development opportunity designed specifically for Jewish professionals.

Meet the FellowsThe Fellowship features:

  • a series of interactive classes, workshops and meetings led by field experts to learn critical professional skills
  • a one-day, interactive training by one of the premier leadership training organizations in the country, The Ritz-Carlton Leadership Center at the Ritz-Carlton in Georgetown
  • …and much more! See below for the full schedule.


The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington’s Tomorrow Fellowship is made possible thanks to the generous support of the Bennett Family Philanthropic Fund and our Chair, Rabbi Greg Harris of Congregation Beth El of Montgomery County.

Session 1: Beginning the Leadership Journey: An Inner Workout

Date: February 23, 2017
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington, North Bethesda, MD
Session Summary: Explore your personal leadership strengths and areas of challenge, how we can use Jewish texts and values as sources of inspiration and moral framing for our own leadership journeys and consider the differences between personal and organizational leadership.

Speaker: Dr. Erica Brown is an associate professor at George Washington University and director of the Mayberg Center for Jewish Education and Leadership. Dr. Brown is also the author of eleven books.

Session 2: Elements of a Leader’s Interpersonal Relationships: Styles and Presence

Date: March 24, 2017
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington, North Bethesda, MD
Session Summary: Using an assessment tool, identify distinct interpersonal styles while paying particular attention to determining the best approach for collaborating and the elements of personal executive presence.

Speaker: A specialist in organizational design and transition management, Dena Farber Schoenfeld has collaborated with non-profits, government agencies and small businesses.

Session 3: Design Thinking – Leading through Curiosity

Date: April 5, 2017
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: Venable LLP, Tysons Corner, VA
Session Summary: Rather than rush to brainstorming or problem solving, there are essential steps to the process of designing a solution: honing your curiosity skills, deepening your empathic tendencies and ultimately creating programs and opportunities to engage your population that meet their needs and values.

Speaker: Aliza Kline, coach and accomplished consultant, has served as the founding executive director of two successful startups: OneTable and Mayyim Hayyim Community Mikveh and Education Center.

Session 4: Memorable Customer Service: The Ritz Carlton Gold Standard

Date: April 28, 2017
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Location: The Ritz Carlton of Georgetown, Washington, DC
Session Summary: Learn the Ritz-Carlton method for fulfilling not only the expressed but also the unexpressed wishes and needs of your customers, introducing the skills needed for authentic customer engagement and the importance of personalized experiences that will surprise and delight your customers and can impact your bottom line.

Session 5: Beyond Likes & Shares: Creating an Effective Social Media Strategy

Date: May 23, 2017
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington, North Bethesda, MD
Session Summary: Explore best practices in social media marketing and engagement and take a close look at tools and techniques for multiple platforms, including strategies for building online communities, sharing content and inviting others to like and interact with your posts.

Speaker: Jeffrey Rum has 15 years’ experience in the marketing and communications field, with a focus on digital strategy and social media, and is the founder and CEO of Ignite Digital Strategy Group. Jeffrey is also Vice President of Marketing for the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington.

Session 6: Theory in Action: Put it to the Leaders and Moving Forward

Date: June 9, 2017
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington, North Bethesda, MD
Session Summary: Meet with our community’s agency executives & rabbis to ask urgent and clarifying questions, hear what our communal leaders value, learn about their leadership journeys and understanding of our local and national landscape.

For more information, contact Diane Cutler Green, The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington’s Director of Leadership Development, at 301-230-7285 or email

The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington welcomes the participation of interfaith couples and families, and people of all abilities, backgrounds, gender identities and sexual orientations. Building an inclusive community is a Federation priority. We strive to accommodate all needs whenever possible; advance notice is required. Please contact us at 301-230-7200, and we will make every effort to meet your needs.