Yechiel Hoffman

Yechiel Hoffman empowers Jews to enrich their Jewish journeys through meaningful experiences. As a high school educator, Yechiel created the Teens@LimmudLA presenters program, the Viral Judaism Project and the High School Jewish Futures Project. Yechiel now serves as LimmudLA's Executive Director, connecting Jews through volunteerism and cross-communal learning experiences.

YAD: Welcome and Your Leadership Narrative

Yechiel Hoffman, Alisha Pedowitz, Eli Winkelman

Meet the other YADs and develop your Leadership Narratives with Alisha Pedowitz, YAD volunteer coordinator, and Eli Winkelman of Challah for Hunger. What, you don't know what a Leadership Narrative is? After this welcome session you will know yours and many of your colleague's as well.

The Future Is Now: Out-of-the-Box Approaches to Jewish Education

Hyim Brandes, Batsheva Frankel, Yechiel Hoffman, Russel Neiss

Come discuss the challenges of traditional Jewish education, explore current innovations changing the nature of Jewish education, brainstorm ideas and set goals for the future. In a session featuring the innovative creators of Launch Box, the Online Jewish Academy, and Media Midrash, participants will get a chance to hear about and experience some of the most exciting new approaches to ensuring our Jewish future, and then help create more!

YAD: Leading in the 21st Century

Yechiel Hoffman, Alisha Pedowitz, Eli Winkelman

What models of leadership can we utilize for ourselves and our endeavors in the 21st century Jewish world. Eli presents a model of distributed leadership and shares how it plays out at Challah for Hunger. Yechiel talks about LimmudLA, its values, and how distributed leadership is essential to its model. What is your role in distributing leadership?