About the course

In Their Footsteps: Women’s Leadership in the Bible and Today is an online leadership course for 10th and 11th graders .

This course encourages young Jewish women to develop their confidence, voice, and vision, and provides them with the practical skills to take action.

With Biblical women as their inspiration, an experienced facilitator and communal leader to guide them, and the power of a cohort of young Jewish leaders to propel them forward, participants work together on social action projects and develop their own unique leadership competencies.

Funded in part through a generous grant by The Hadassah Foundation.

Who: Passionate and committed girls with leadership potential are grouped into cohorts. Cohorts are matched with experienced facilitators who have initiated and run social action projects in the community and in the world.

What: An online course, over a semester or a year.  The course focuses on building concrete leadership competencies.

When: Online meet ups (usually on Sundays) with facilitator and peers

Where: The course happens online.  Social action project – your project, your choice!

Why: Because we need more young Jewish women leaders, and they need to develop practical skills in order to deepen their impact.

Optional: local mentorship

Interested? Contact us for an application.

If you are a local day school, Hebrew school, or JCC and want this course to run in your community, contact us. If you want to take this course,  let us know!




Jwomenlead is a project of Lookstein Virtual Jewish Academy, an award-winning national online school of Jewish Studies.