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Jewish Day Schools, Jewish CommunitiesA Reconsideration$
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Alex Pomson and Howard Deitcher

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9781904113744

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: February 2021

DOI: 10.3828/liverpool/9781904113744.001.0001

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Teaching Leadership through Town Meeting

Teaching Leadership through Town Meeting

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(p.361) Twenty Teaching Leadership through Town Meeting
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Jewish Day Schools, Jewish Communities
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Jay Dewey

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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781904113744.003.0020

This chapter discusses leadership training in Schechter Regional High School. In 2003, the school opened with the specific aims of developing individual accomplishment, Jewish commitment, and community leadership. Co-heads of school were appointed, one from Jewish education, the other from an independent, non-sectarian school. Both were particularly interested in developing leaders with strong collaborative skills. The leadership team, known as the LT, consisting of the two co-heads, posited that leadership opportunities would come to Schechter Regional graduates even if the school did nothing to promote this; society looks towards well-educated adults to fill its many leadership needs. The real challenge was to develop effective and ethical leaders capable of meeting these needs. Thus Schechter Regional became a leadership lab with Town Meeting at the centre.

Keywords:   leadership training, Schechter Regional High School, Town Meeting, leadership team, leadership opportunities, community leadership, Jewish commitment

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