Keystone Fellowship on Leadership Selects 18 Fellows
Sponsored by the UJA-Federation of New York, the COJECO Keystone Fellowship is a new leadership development program grounded in a partnership between COJECO — the central coordinating body of the Russian-speaking Jewish community of New York — and NYU Wagner.
Now, the Keystone Fellowship has announced an inaugural, 18-person cohort of Fellows, representing diverse Jewish activists and the broad array of organizations and affiliations across the Jewish community of New York.
Starting in January, 2015, these outstanding Fellows will have the opportunity to study issues of institutional governance, fiduciary responsibilities, and leadership learning. The year-long Keystone Fellowship will also include an intensive, three-day retreat, fifteen group sessions, and a weeklong, immersive learning experience in Israel.
NYU Wagner will award the participants an executive graduate certificate upon their successful completion of the Fellowship program.
"In the Jewish world, there is a pressing need for well-trained and thoughtful volunteer leaders to steer our organizations, from synagogues to schools, to those providing social welfare and culture, to those engaging in political action and social justice," said David Elcott, NYU Wagner's Henry and Marilyn Taub Professor of Practice in Public Service and Leadership, and Co-Director of the Dual Degree Program in Jewish Studies. "As the demands and pressures facing Jewish agencies and organizations increase, supporting further advancement of mid-level leader becomes even more urgent."
Details on the Keystone Fellowship and a list of the new Fellows are available at COJECO.
Kristof responds! NYT columnist answers critique from Wagner's own Dave Algoso
On Friday, 10/29, Nicholas Kristof responded to some critiques of his column in last Sunday's New York Times Magazine, including one penned by Wagner student Dave Algoso for Foreign Policy. Kristof writes, "My Sunday magazine piece a week ago on young Americans engaging in do-it-yourself foreign aid projects sparked a good bit of reaction, including some thoughtful criticisms. You can read the comments below the previous blog post to get a flavor. Let me try to address some of the complaints."