We are thrilled to announce that we are accepting nominations for the Fourth cohort of the Berrie Fellows Leadership Program (BFLP).   This program originally began in 2004 and has groomed and developed some of the top volunteer leaders in the northern New Jersey Community.

BFLP program is an eighteen month program.  The group of 20 individuals will participate in ten evening learning sessions, 4 overnight immersive sessions, and a trip to Israel the summer of 2016.  The program will begin the summer of 2015.

Strong candidates must meet

the following criteria

  • Between the ages of 32-52
  • Currently on a high level volunteer leadership trajectory within one or more organizations/agencies/synagogues or schools in the northern New Jersey community.
  • Visionary, passionate, action and process oriented and comfortable with thoughtful risk taking
  • Embraces being a life-long learner.
  • Values integrity, authenticity, humility and trustworthiness.
  • Self-aware, reflective and open minded.

The selection process has four steps

  1. Nomination – January (preferably a blind nomination because many nominees will not be invited to apply due to the large number of nominations received and the limited spots in the program.)
  2. Invitation to apply - February
  3. Invitation to interview – March/April
  4. Final Selection – April/May

Nomination Form

If you would like to nominate someone or self-nominate, please download this 
nomination form to your computer. Complete it, save it and email it to Laura Freeman at by February 6, 2015.