28 2019

Presidents' Circle

5:30PM - 7:30PM  

Mandell JCC Board Room 335 Bloomfield Ave
Suite c
West Hartford, CT 06117

Contact Jody Angell

Building Community Leadership: A Conversation about Inspiring Board Volunteers
with Debra Pittorie Forand

All lay presidents of local Jewish nonprofit organizations, schools and synagogues are invited to join us for a facilitated discussion on the barriers we face in moving our board members up the leadership ladder, as well as identifying prospective board members. Our facilitator, Debra Pittorie Forand, will also discuss how to retain board members once they are on the board.

RSVP by March 21 to

5:30 p.m. dinner | $10 | Laws of kashrut observed

About Debra Pittorie Forand
Debra Pittorie Forand provides external affairs consulting to nonprofits and public sector agencies, helping them build capacity, improve operations and increase revenue. Her specific areas of expertise include board development, strategic communications, fund development planning, and strategic planning. Prior to launching DP Forand Consulting in 2012, Forand held senior management positions in the nonprofit and government sectors.  A graduate of Colgate University and Columbia University Business School’s Senior Leaders Program for Nonprofit Professionals, Ms. Forand is also a BoardSource Certified Governance Trainer. For more information, visit

About Presidents' Circle
As the president of a synagogue or other Jewish nonprofit organization, you face situations that you may never have imagined. The Presidents’ Circle creates a unique opportunity for you and your fellow presidents to learn together, share experiences, build bridges and develop creative solutions to address common issues facing our community. The intimate group size and setting encourages trust and respect and fosters collaboration across our Greater Hartford Jewish community.

Presidents' Circle Co-Chairs: Elysa Graber-Lipperman and Gayle W. Temkin

Sponsor: Jewish Leadership Academy