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Prospective Mentees

You would be a good fit for the WLI’s next cohort:

  1. If you are between the ages 25 and 45;
  2. If you want to continue your own personal and Jewish growth;
  3. If you seek to learn from a mentor who is an effective and experienced communal leader;
  4. If you’d like to get to know 9 other bright, creative and committed young Jewish women;
  5. If you wish to create the bright Jewish future you want for your family & community.

Application Process

A community leader or member of WLI nominates potential mentees each January.  Nominations are sent to  Once nominated, mentee receives an invitation to apply.  Once application is received, a face-to-face interview will be scheduled for March.  Potential mentees notified of results before Passover.

Program Requirements

  1. Opening Retreat
  2. Group Meetings:  Usually once a month on a Tuesday, 6:30pm-8:30pm
    • Learning from Failure
    • Agency Night
    • Effective Communication
    • Shabbat Dinner at Rabbi Kanter’s home
    • Vision and Shabbat
    • Alumni Retreat and Mid-Year Leadership Qualities
    • Shabbat Dinner
    • The Ask & The Mitzvah
    • Change Management
    • Celebrate Success
    • Celebration of Achievement
  3. Between group meetings:  by audio, video or in-person, meet with mentor.
  4. General openness to both learning and contributing to the learning of others.
  5. Individually or together with other women, take on a community project or position of your own choosing, of any size.

Prospective Mentors

You would be a good fit for the WLI’s next cohort:

  1. If you are passionate about raising up the next generation of women leaders for the Jewish community;
  2. If you want to strengthen the Jewish community for years to come;
  3. If you want to invest your time, energy and experience for the benefit of young women;
  4. If you have experience coaching or mentoring or if you have other qualifications that would make you an effective mentor of young women;

If you are interested in being considered for a mentor position, or if you want to suggest someone else as a candidate, please submit the name and contact information in the form below.

If there is an available spot, we will contact you for an interview.  If there is no available spot, we will add you to our list for the future.

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