Rebbetzens join Valerie Mirvis for leadership seminar day
The latest seminar day in Valerie Mirvis’ Investing in Rebbetzens series, ‘You, Your Community, Your Family’ focused on helping 30 Rebbetzens maximise their contribution to their communities while creating a space for them to reflect on the multiple and often conflicting demands that their role encompasses.
Dr Mannie Sher, an expert consultant in organisational development, led the morning sessions. He introduced participants to understanding the importance of ‘group dynamics’, breaking down the boundaries that exist within any group and how to apply that in their respective roles as Rebbetzens.
After a buffet lunch, the ladies regrouped for an afternoon session on ‘Counselling from the heart’ led by Rebbetzen Esther Cohen, which drew on her experience of hosting, counselling and advising young Jewish students as the wife of a university chaplain. She provided an insight into the unique needs of a demographic that must navigate various social, economic and personal challenges as they transition from teenagers into adults.