What Makes People Stand Up, Say Hineini, and Lead?

How can Jewish leaders today embody the boldness and presence of leaders from Torah? Adam Simon examines four different models of leadership from Torah that work together in harmony in order to bring the Jewish people out of Egypt and through the wilderness. For Simon, what Torah leaders have in common, despite their differences, was the ability to say “hineni”—here I am—and step up to the challenge at hand.

Adam Simon is currently the Executive Director of the Aviv Foundation. Previously, Simon was the Director of Leadership Initiatives for the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation, where he helped build grassroots service initiatives based on Jewish values. With professional experience in both the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors, Simon has served as the Director of Hillel at Northwestern University and managed warehouse operations at a company involving hundreds of team members and hundreds of thousands of industrial supplies. Simon is a frequent teacher, trainer and public speaker, and is a recipient of the JJ Greenberg Memorial Award. Adam holds a BA (summa cum laude) and MBA from Washington University in St. Louis, and has served on numerous local and national boards.

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