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Wilf Leadership Program

The Next Century Begins with You

“As we celebrate 100 years of Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest, we recognize that our community’s future is dependent upon strong leaders. The Wilf Leadership Program demonstrates our family’s commitment to ensuring that Federation and its leadership are well prepared to meet the challenges that lie ahead.”     —Jane and Mark Wilf

Thanks to the tremendous support of the Wilf Family Foundations, we are thrilled to introduce an innovative lay leadership development initiative to the Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest community. The Wilf Leadership Program (WLP) aims to incorporate the best of traditional development models and enhance them for the challenges facing the community and the needs of today’s lay leaders. This advanced-level program will feature trailblazing scholars and exclusive experiences and will be customized to the specific goals of the participants.  

Chairs: Jodi & Jay Murnick

Session 1: January 4, 2024
Session 2: February 1
Session 3: March 4
Session 4: April 15
Session 5: May 5
Pre-mission zoom meeting: June 9
Mission: July 2024
Session 6: TBD
Session 7: TBD

Learn more below and apply by November 1, 2023.

Apply here

Program Details

The WLP is comprised of monthly learning sessions, individual coaching conversations and a mission experience. Additional gatherings and light pre-session work may be added to the program content.

Participants will: 

  • Develop an enduring connection to peer cohort members, past and present Federation leaders, and other Jewish community organizational leaders.
  • Engage in learning and individual coaching sessions that prioritize leadership development as well as the needs of the Greater MetroWest and global Jewish communities.
  • Design a personal leadership and philanthropic roadmap.
  • Participate in an exclusive mission experience.

Federation is dedicated to supporting the following core values for the WLP:


Relationship-Based: The WLP will help foster collegiality and trust through programming, the mission experience, and through its focus on emotional intelligence.


Individualized and Whole-Person Focused: The cohort members will come to the program with different strengths, opportunities for growth and values. The individual coaching conversations built into the program will allow participants to crystallize where they see themselves in their own leadership journeys and better understand their strengths and values as they relate to Jewish communal leadership. 


Welcoming and Inclusive: The WLP will reflect the welcoming and inclusion priorities of the entire Greater MetroWest Federation community. 


Current: Federation is committed to building a program that is innovative and reflects the realities of the Jewish communal landscape.


Efficient: The program will run over the course of nine months and meet monthly. This program is intended as a wonderful accompaniment to Federation involvement, and not a burden.


Please note the following regarding our events and programs:

  • Building an inclusive community is a priority. Please email to let us know if you require an accommodation to meaningfully participate in an event. One of our Federation professionals will reach out to you to learn more.
  • Pictures taken at Federation events and programs may appear on various channels, including social media and the Federation website. If you have any questions or concerns, please refer to the contact information in your confirmation email.