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Chanukah and How to Be an Everyday Hero

Join a Virtual Training Workshop on Tuesday 23 November 2021, 14:00-15:30 CET with Dr Erica Brown

Many of us became Jewish community professionals because we had role models and heroes. Chanukah, our festival of light, helps us use light as a metaphor for professional growth through understanding what it means to be a modern hero to someone else.

In this session with world leader in Jewish education and leadership, Dr Erica Brown, we will:

  • Name our own heroes
  • Think about contemporary heroes versus celebrities, and
  • How to channel more light in the daily work we do.

To help you get as much from this interactive workshop as possible, participants are requested to join from a computer rather than a mobile device and to turn on camera mode. We also advise you to update to the latest version of Zoom available.

Spaces are limited and priority will be given to Jewish community professionals living and working in Europe/UK.

NB: the workshop will take place at 14:00-15:30 CET (13:00-14:30 UK, 15:00-16:30 Baltics and Bulgaria).

To register for free, click here. The registration form includes a few short questions to help focus the training for those participating.

We will aim to confirm your registration within 3 working days. Once allocated a place you will be sent a Zoom link for the session. We encourage you to add this to your calendar. If the session is full, we will add you to a waiting list.


Please be in touch with us at with any questions.

Dr. Erica Brown

Dr. Erica Brown is the Director of the Mayberg Center for Jewish Education and Leadership and an associate professor of curriculum and pedagogy at The George Washington University. She is an award-winning author of twelve books on leadership, the Hebrew Bible and spirituality, including Inspired Jewish Leadership: Practical Approaches to Building Strong Communities.

She has masters’ degrees from the Institute of Education (University of London), Jews’ College (University of London) and Harvard University and a Ph.D. from Baltimore Hebrew University. Erica was a Jerusalem Fellow, is a faculty member of the Wexner Foundation, an Avi Chai Fellow and the recipient of the 2009 Covenant Award for her work in education.