We had the opportunity to attend the Advancing Jewish Professionals of New York City Presents:Are Jewish Organizations Great Places to Work? at UJA-Federation of New York. In March 2014, Leading Edge: Alliance for Excellence in Jewish Leadership released a study exploring the pipeline for the next generation of leaders for Jewish non-profit organization.
From LeadingEdge.org: “The vast majority of Jewish nonprofits—75% to 90% by some estimates—will need to hire new senior leaders in the next 5-7 years. The question is: where is the talent to fill those roles?”
In February 2016, Leading Edge partnered with Korn Ferry Hay Group to pilot a groundbreaking employee engagement survey. From the Executive Summary of the September 2016 report, Are Jewish Organizations Great Places to Work?: “A total of 3,422 employees across 55 Jewish organizations responded to questions about their workplace culture, the critical factors that drive their levels of engagement at work, and what motivates the likelihood that they will stay with or leave their organization.”
So, the question remains: are Jewish organizations great places to work? The event featured Gali Cooks, Executive Director, Leading Edge,Rabbi Ari Rockoff Director of Leadership Development, NCSY (OU) and Dan Hazony Director of Data and Evaluation, NCSY (OU).