Mandel Leadership Institute (MLI)

MLI is focused on developing individuals who demonstrate the propensity and desire for high-caliber training in advanced Jewish leadership.

MLI emphasizes leadership, the idea of Jewish peoplehood, and key issues related to your role in the community. With curriculum developed by renowned leadership guru Dr. Erica Brown, MLI participants are exposed to thought-provoking and practical materials that can be applied to their leadership in the community.

For more information, contact Lindsay Hirsch, Vice President, Mandel Center for Leadership Development, at lindsay.hirsch@jewishpalmbeach.org or 561.242.6638. 

MLI Cohort Facilitators

Lindsay Hirsch

As Vice President of the Mandel Center for Leadership Development at Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County, Lindsay sustains a successful leadership pipeline, manages high-caliber community trainings in advance Jewish leadership and engages the growing Jewish population. Her areas of knowledge include professional/volunteer relations, leadership, and effective team building. She works closely with community collaborators to create partnerships, cultivate leaders, and ensures a Jewish leadership pipeline is strong in Palm Beach. Lindsay directly facilitates the Mandel Leadership Institute (MLI).

David Levy

David Levy brings his extensive experience in the nonprofit sector to the Mandel Leadership Institute. He has broad knowledge of the nonprofit sector, working with a diverse range of large and grassroots social service, arts, health and community development agencies. A passionate teacher and engaging trainer, David has worked with organizations throughout the country on fundraising, governance, organizational problem solving, capacity building and strategic planning. He currently serves on the faculty of the Zelikow School of Jewish Nonprofit Management at Hebrew Union College.

MLI Leadership

Traci Rollins
MLI Chair, Cohort 6

Click here to see a list of Chairs of previous MLI cohorts.

Click here to see participants of MLI cohorts 1-5.

If you would like to nominate someone for MLI Cohort 6, or need more information about MLI,  contact
Lindsay Hirsch, Vice President, Mandel Center for Leadership Development

or 561.242.6638. 

All eligible nominees will be sent a link to apply during the application window
Wednesday, July 26 –
Friday, August 25, 2023.

Why am I involved?

“The Mandel Center for Leadership empowers both volunteer and professional leaders to meet the new challenges of this quickly evolving world. It provides the tools for the community to develop new generations of committed and focused individuals who will enhance the interconnected Jewish community of Palm Beach County, the nation and our world.”

~ Steve Ellison

Why am I involved?

“MLI is an ideal opportunity for people looking to take the next step as leaders in our community. With a nationally recognized curriculum by a Jewish communal leadership icon, MLI will empower the next great leaders of this community to strengthen their ability to be inspiring and impactful.”
~ Jonathan Chane

Interested in getting involved?

Tell us a little about yourself in this form, and we will help you find the opportunities that fit your interests.

For more information contact Lindsay Hirsch, Vice President, Mandel Center for Leadership Development, at  lindsay.hirsch@jewishpalmbeach.org or 561.242.6638.