JPro San Diego is an initiative of The Hive at Leichtag Commons and the Jewish Federation of San Diego County
Below are the descriptions of the cohorts and bios for our facilitators. There are groups for specific position types as well as groups open to all based on life stage or interest. Please sign up for as many as you’d like!
Communications with Jessica Kort
This cohort is for professionals at any level working in communications, marketing, PR, and social media. This is a space to exchange ideas, unpack trends, brainstorm, collaborate and troubleshoot communication challenges.
Development with Sharyn Goodson
This cohort is for professionals working in any aspect of nonprofit resource development. All experience levels are welcome. Join us to ask questions, share ideas, address challenges, learn new techniques, and recharge!
Finance with Bradley Blose
This cohort is for professionals at all levels in finance.
HR (Human Resources) with Heidi Kvilti
This cohort is for all professionals working in HR.
Jewish Life with Jenny Camhi
This cohort is for any professionals who are involved in programming including formal and informal education, arts and culture, Jewish holiday celebration, etc. This is a forum where we can explore meaningful collaborations or learn from each other’s experiences.
Facilities and Property Management with Michelle Poliner
This cohort is for all professionals who are involved in maintaining the physical spaces of our work environments.
Admin and Operations with Rachel Stabile
This cohort is for all professionals who work in administration and operations at all levels. Topics might include: Database management systems, project management tools, office culture, and more!
Community and Volunteer Engagement with Carole Yellen
This cohort is for all professionals responsible for outreach, engagement, and/or volunteers management for their organizations. The purpose of this group is to learn from one another as we share strategies, successes, and challenges. We will also examine differences in reaching the Jewish and secular community.
Intersectional Identities with Jordan Daniels
This cohort is for any professional working within the Jewish community with intersectional identities (person of color, lgbtq+, etc.). The purpose of this group will be to create connections between people with diverse identities working in Jewish organizations, share experiences and learn from each other.
Israel Connections with Amy Scher
This cohort is for professionals involved in Israel education and culture within their organization. Come explore how to make Israel come alive! Join your colleagues in looking for ways to connect the community with Israel, including culture, holidays, history, and innovation. Guest speakers can be brought in according to the interests of participants. This will be a space to learn from each other, explore collaboration, and support community-building efforts.
(Note: this group is not about political discourse or advocating a political stance)
Parent and Caregiving with Jenny Camhi
This cohort is for anyone working for a Jewish organization who identifies as a parent/caregiver. The purpose of the group is to provide support for each other as we juggle caregiving and working, especially during the pandemic.
Career Path Exploration with Carly Lobenstein
This cohort is for professionals who are in the early stages of their career (5-6 years of work experience–both inside and outside of the Jewish community). This group will be a warm welcome to life as a Jewish professional in San Diego.
Equitable, Positive Organizations with Nicole Nevarez
This cohort is for any professional, regardless of position, who wants to engage in conversation and learn tools toward making Jewish organizations safe, equitable and accountable, care-centered environments.
Religious School Principals with Rabbi Matt Earne
This cohort is for professionals responsible for supplimental formal Jewish education for grades k-12 within their organization.
Preschool Directors with Cathy Goldberg
This cohort is for Directors and Assistant Directors of Jewish Early Childhood Education and daycare centers.
Security Council with Matt Brown
This group is for professionals who are responsible for security at their organization.
Synagogue Executives with Gilad Hoffman
This cohort is for professionals holding Executive Directors or Adminstrative Director positions at synagogues and congregations.
Teen Professionals with Molly Okun
The San Diego Jewish Teen Initiative convenes a monthly collaborative meeting for professionals working with Jewish teens, known as the Teen Educators Coalition (TEC). The purpose of this group is for professionals to continue to grow in their practice and to create a culture of community and collective impact.
Social Services with Darren Schwartz
Song Leader and Art with Cantor William Tiep
See our upcoming JPRO events below!