407-645-5933 ext. 236 info@jfgo.org

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Jerome J. Bornstein
Leadership Development Program


The Jerome J. Bornstein Leadership Development Program is designed to develop future leaders for the Central Florida Jewish community. Past graduates of the program have gone on to serve on boards and hold top leadership positions in Jewish organizations locally, nationally and internationally.




The Bornstein Program, named in honor of longtime community volunteer and leader Jerome J. “Jerry” Bornstein (Z”L), is designed to find the next generation of Jewish leaders in Central Florida and prepare them to address the challenges and opportunities of serving the community. The yearlong program, which commences again in September 2019, includes monthly in-depth sessions, each devoted to a different leadership skill; one overnight Shabbat retreat; and a group capstone project.



Much of the Bornstein Program’s success is attributable to the outstanding quality of the people selected to participate. Applicants must show leadership potential and a commitment to the Central Florida Jewish community; must have demonstrated civic or community engagement; do not plan to relocate out of Central Florida; and must complete an online application, which includes two references. An in-person interview is also required. The program is designed for professionals in their 30s and 40s.


Participants must attend all sessions and retreats. A gift to JFGO’s Annual Campaign, at a level that is personally meaningful, is expected. Upon graduation from the program, each participant will announce involvement with his or her selection of a local Jewish organization at the board, committee, or volunteer level, depending on the individual and the needs of the organization. Participants who demonstrate exceptional leadership commitments and abilities may be eligible for certain subsidized travel opportunities under the Jewish Federation of North America’s Leadership Development umbrella.

Now accepting applications for Fall 2019!

407-645-5933 ext. 236

Jewish Federation offices

851 N. Maitland Ave.

Maitland, FL 32751


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