Leadership Development Program



Chair - Kevin Loeb

Vice Co-Chair - Sara Feldman

Vice Co-Chair - Phillip Chalker

Staff - Zahava Klein


Applications for the 2018-2019 cohort are now open! Click here to apply.



The Baltimore Jewish Council's Leadership Development Program (LDP) is a one year commitment, with monthly, hands-on programs, typically held on weekday evenings. Jewish individuals of diverse backgrounds, ages, and interests are encouraged to apply. Participants meet with community leaders and government officials who address local, national, and international issues. Participants develop an understanding of all aspects of Jewish community relations and public affairs. They also gain appropriate leadership skills, grounded in the context of Jewish civil engagement and social justice.


LDP seeks Jewish young professionals who:


  • Demonstrate a potential for leadership and are committed, motivated and interested in serving the Baltimore Jewish community on a leadership level.


  • Show interest in government relations, community relations and public affairs and how these topics affect the future of our Jewish community.


  • Willing to commit the time and energy required to complete the program, including participation in and attendance at monthly program meetings and additional community events, such as the Yom HaShoah Holocaust Remembrance Day Commemoration.


  • Intend, upon completion of the program, to seek leadership roles within the BJC, The Associated or elsewhere in the Jewish or greater community.



For questions, please contact Zahava Klein at zklein@baltjc.org or (410) 843-7504.

2018 Interfaith Governor's Day to Serve


Join us for an interfaith act of service, packing 300 “blessing bags” with supplies for Marylanders experiencing homelessness. Community members of all faiths, backgrounds, and ages welcome. 


Wednesday, October 3rd 

5:30 – 7:30 P.M.


Morning Star Baptish Church

Community Outreach Center

6665 Security Blvd, Woodlawn, MD 21207