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UJA Federation of Greater Toronto has a long track record of supporting programs committed to increasing Jewish engagement—connecting people to Jewish life and whetting their appetite for more. In its most recent strategic plan, Federation determined to build on these efforts with the goal of moving community members further. It made a commitment to Jewish empowerment—expanding the numbers of those who did not just consume Jewish life but were capable of creating it in their families and communities.
Federation turned to the team at Rosov Consulting for help with creating a conceptual model of Jewish empowerment and documenting a sample of programs and organizations across North America that are engaged in this work.
We now share the fruits of our joint work: a model of the program elements that cultivate Jewish empowerment and the outcomes these elements produce and short sketches of 12 programs and organizations that employ the practices outlined in the model.