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Successful partnership: Jewish community professionals and lay leadership/boards

Join a Virtual Training Workshop on Wednesday 7 December 2022, 11:00-12:30 CET with David Goldberg


  • Who is in charge of your organisation?
  • Are the roles and responsibilities of professionals and lay leaders/boards clear?
  • How can we improve the relationship to help us meet our organisational goals?

Working with lay leaders/boards can be extremely rewarding and, at the same time, extremely challenging. Professionals and lay leaders have expectations of each other that are sometimes misaligned and inhibit organisational achievements.

In this interactive workshop we will:

  1. Start to think about some of the principles that guide a good lay/professional relationship
  2. Look at some successful and unsuccessful models
  3. Come away with some practical suggestions on how to move the conversation forward in our own organisations

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.

Please note that this workshop will take place in English.


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 11:00-12:30 CET (10:00-11:30 UK, 12:00-13:30 Baltics and Bulgaria).

This workshop is now full. To join the waiting list, click here . If places become available we will confirm your place and you will be sent a Zoom link for the workshop.

Please be in touch with us at with any questions.


David Goldberg

In a career spanning over 40 years, David has held a number of senior management positions for The Redbridge Jewish Commuinity Centre, The Zionist Federation, United Jewish Israel Appeal and the United Synagogue. In 1992, he achieved a Distinction in his MA in Jewish Communal Service from Brandeis University in Boston. In 2005, David won the President of Israel’s Award for significant contributions to the Jewish community.

David has gained a huge amount of experience in working with lay boards, managing large teams, informal education programme development, strategy, fundraising and communications. David runs Goldberg Consulting focusing on Jewish communal recruitment, training and mentoring.

David feels privileged to have devoted a career to Jewish community work and proud to have made a difference to the lives of many people.

Married to Nicky Goldman (also a Jewish community professional), David is a proud father to Liora and Asher, father-in-law to Dan and now grandfather to Ariella – just 5 months old!