Mandel Center for Leadership Excellence

Who We Are


The Mandel Center for Leadership Excellence provides resources and expertise to develop and retain the highest quality professional and volunteer leadership for the Federation system.


What We Do


We help Federation professionals develop talent and build new skills through programs like The Professionals Institute and ILEAD.


We connect volunteers with opportunities to grow as leaders and deepen their Federation engagement. Our Yesod program helps lay leaders lead more effectively, and better manage change and mentor others.


We build careers in the Jewish community. Learn more about Federation career opportunities currently open across North America.

Equal employment opportunity has been, and will continue to be, a fundamental principle of The Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA), where employment is based on personal capabilities and qualifications.  As such, JFNA will not discriminate and will take affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination and harassment in employment decisions regarding employees and job applicants for employment on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, sex, gender, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, ancestry, age, religion, creed, disability, pregnancy, childbirth and related conditions, marital or domestic partner status, military or  veteran's status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, genetic information, predisposition or carrier status, status as a victim of domestic violence, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law.  This equal employment opportunity policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, discipline, termination, promotions, and changes in position classification.  Additionally, all JFNA employees, regardless of position, are expected to adhere to JFNA’s policy of equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination.

Read the full JFNA EEO Policy

“EEO is the Law" More details


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