My Story. Our Story. The Gvanim Leadership story
מטרתה של תוכנית המנהיגות ״גוונים״ היא לבנות ולפתח את עתודת מנהיגות השטח של הקהילה הישראלית-אמריקאית, מנהיגות הצומחת מהקהילה. תוכנית גוונים היא מסע אישי, משמעותי ומעמיק סביב זהותם ההיברידית, היהודית-ישראלית- אמריקאית, של המשתתפים בה ומרחב לחשיפה ולמידה של כלים להובלה ולבנייה של הקהילה.
Gvanim Leadership program empowers Israeli-Americans to become the next generation of leaders in the Israeli and Jewish American communities. The program focuses on questions of identity, understanding the Jewish American landscape, and cutting-edge leadership and community building tools.
In the video below is the story of Shlomit Levy, New York IAC Gvanim Alumna and her experience from the program.
(IAC G’vanim Boston, class of 2016):
Gvanim as a leadership program is pushing participants out from their comfort zone. By touching on topics that really matter to us, we become really passionate about them. Before you know it you become active and involved, and for me it’s no longer a question of how to make time to commit to the program as requested, but how to make time to do more.”
(IAC G’vanim NJ, class of 2015):
G’vanim gave me the opportunity to connect to an additional circle of learning and communal activism. Meeting with leading scholars and lay leaders, and learning with other community activists, was inspiring and opened a deep, significant and pragmatic conversation on our identity, community and our role as leaders.
(IAC Gvanim NJ, Class of 2015):
Thank you for a wonderful journey, that gave me so much motivation to create, initiate and become more involved. This is only the beginning of a period and we are now leaping into action for our community, identity and for our next generations.