The Darrell D. Friedman Institute for Professional Development at the Weinberg Center recently congratulated its most recent Friedman Fellows.
The DFI is a program of The Associated: Jewish Federation of Baltimore.
The 2019 Friedman Fellows are: Danielle Ashendorf, Stoler Early Childhood Education site director at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Baltimore; Michelle Cherry, director of alumni relations at the Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School; Shira Heideman, Park Heights program director at the JCC; Donna Kasoff, director of endowment development at The Associated; Andrea Levin, program associate of nonprofit partnership at Jewish Volunteer Connection; Noah Mitchel, assistant director of community relations at the Baltimore Jewish Council; Jen Brown Platt, assistant director of the E. B. Hirsh Early Childhood Center; Sarah Rovin, young adult engagement manager at the Pearlstone Center; Jacqueline Yahr, director of charitable planning at The Associated.
The objective of the Friedman Fellowship is to help the DFI and Baltimore’s Jewish community to attract, develop and retain high-quality professionals to lead and deliver services of excellence.
Friedman Fellows are nominated by their organizations. If selected, they receive $5,000 to use over a two-year period of time on professional development opportunities. In this way, they improve their competencies and Jewish learning to advance their careers in the Jewish communal field.