Alpert New Leaders Forum

The Alpert New Leaders Forum, made possible by the generosity of Barbara and Ray Alpert (z"l), is a year-long leadership development series for a select group of emerging Jewish community leaders.

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March 10, 2023

From the Desk of Zach Benjamin

CEO, Jewish Long Beach & Alpert JCC

Leadership is not defined by a singular, static set of skills or characteristics, nor does it carry with it a statute of temporal limitations. Indeed, once one accepts the mantle of leadership, even if a given role may expire after a predetermined timeframe, that individual continues to carry the blessings and burdens of leadership, in many cases, for life. A leader’s primary role is to represent the best interests of those whom they serve, modeling behaviors and making decisions that often create a path of significant challenge and resistance for the leader, but which raise the tide for the constituency. Self- and situational awareness are core leadership characteristics, and it is imperative, both for the individual and her or his community, that a leader recognizes when it is necessary to step back and allow the next generation to carry the mantle forward.


It is in this spirit that I announce that I will be stepping down from my role as CEO of Jewish Long Beach and the Alpert JCC at the conclusion of my current contract in June. Read More.

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