JDS Head of School chosen for Mandel Institute leadership program

Jewish Day School of the Lehigh Valley Head of School Amy Golding is thrilled to have been chosen as the only head of school for the first cohort of the Mandel Institute for Nonprofit Leadership’s Educational Leadership Program. The program empowers Jewish educational leaders from a range of settings to generate new visions of Jewish education, and to build relationships beyond their organizations as they bring their visions to life. The 20 fellows of Cohort I were selected from a large pool of applicants. As a group, they include leaders from a range of educational settings: day schools, supplemental schools, Hillels, Federations, start-up ventures, and convening organizations. Led by Rabbi Jethro Berkman, they will embark on an 18-month long program, consisting of three seminars in Boston, a study tour in Israel, and learning opportunities in between seminars. 

Golding noted, “As the Head of School of Jewish Day School of the Lehigh Valley, a community PreK to 8th grade program, I am taking on the challenge of securing our future. The breathtaking pace of change over the last two years has generated extraordinary excitement and possibilities. As such, the opportunity to participate in the Mandel Educational Leadership Program that joins leaders together from across settings to explore and plan for the future of Jewish education while enhancing our leadership, is an incredible opportunity. The program will push me to continue to grow so that I can help our Jewish future evolve, adjust and plan for a meaningful ever-broadening American Jewish community.”