Chodesh Tov and welcome to the month of Elul. This is an anticipatory time of year as we prepare for the yamim noraim (high holy days) of Rosh HaShanah (Jewish New Year) and Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement). Now is the time to reflect on the past year and consider how we will do better next year. In Jewish terms this is the process of teshuva (which literally means “return”).
Check out the video we made with Sarah Mali, Director of the Global Leadership Institute at the Jewish Agency about the Challenge of Change. Also look at our teshuva source sheet and answer these questions:
What is one thing you would like to change in your professional life?
What are some of the obstacles to making that change?
In the second Yesod podcast, with Colin Bulka, Director of JDC Hungary, he emphasizes how important it is to think carefully about measuring the impact of your programs.
Yesod spoke with Colin Bulka, Director of JDC Hungary, an experienced Jewish community professional and educator, who shares his experience and theories in this month’s podcast exploring the whys, whats and hows of setting aims and objectives. Listen to Colin’s podcast together with your team and use our Sefaria source sheet to study Jewish texts about the importance of having shared aims.