The Joshua Institute Leadership Accelerator is a reimagined, advanced leadership cohort experience for Toronto’s emerging Jewish leaders.

Applicants will be required to complete and submit this application and a CV in order to:

  • Demonstrate their leadership experience and accomplishments.
  • Express their interest in joining this cohort.
  • Describe how they will contribute to the cohort.
  • Establish their availability to commit to the cohort and overall program.
  • Demonstrate a basic alignment with UJA’s Strategic Priorities through personal interests and/or previous experience.

Applicant criteria:

This program is seeking a diversity of candidates who will form a cohort where participants can learn from one another on a range of topics. As such, this program is interested in applicants who can demonstrate varied backgrounds in:

  • Leadership experience
  • Professional experience
  • Jewish knowledge
  • Points of Jewish heritage
  • Connection to the Jewish community
  • Education

It is important to note that emerging leaders of all professions, within and outside the Jewish community, are encouraged to apply.

The program is seeking individuals who:

  • Have a passion for the Jewish community and a desire to engage with important issues to make a difference in Toronto.
  • Have a demonstrated track record of strong leadership either within or outside the Jewish community in a volunteer and/or professional capacity.
  • Have the ability to identify a need or problem within the greater Toronto Jewish community and have the determination to drive change.
  • Are committed to dedicate 1-6 hours each month to group learning and personal growth.
  • Have an interest in exploring and better understanding the intricacies of UJA’s role in Toronto’s Jewish community, its strategic priorities, and gaining a deeper appreciation for the impact of a meaningful gift.
  • Agree to be an ambassador for UJA by identifying a call to action based on personal interest in any of UJA’s Strategic Priorities.
  • Are ages 27-45.