Hakhel Resources: Leadership

A unique resource library for Jewish Intentional Communities.

Inspiration. Tools. Support.

Soulful Organisations

by Frederic Laloux
Frederic Laloux offers a stunning point of view. It is actually so basic and makes so much sense, that we have to ask ourselves how came this isn't the norm everywhere.

Radical wisdom for a company, a school, a life

by Ricardo Semler
In short, this is a great master. Get this inspiration and impliment it in ALL fields of your community.
Do you consider yourself as a brave educator? A creative leader? Ask your mates what is their definition for bravery. It's an essential question to be asked once in a while. Ask yourself what can bravery add to the new generation of our community? What would it do to our common future?

Most leaders don’t even know the game they are in

by Simon Sinek at Live2Lead 2016
How does the way we reach out to our team and community reflect on our leadership?

Communal Visioning

by No credit
How can you get the grip of communal values, word them and turn them into a maifest which will lead to practical steps? Here is a useful manual especially for that important purpose.

Community Development

Asking yourself how to download your ideas in a practical framework? This is a useful example.

10 Years Later, Moishe House Remains More Committed Than Ever to the 20-Somethings Building Communities

by David Cygielman, eJP
This world famous project is so successful because of the spirit within. Horizontal leadership, dialogue and inclusivity bring Judaism to the next level. Youngsters take the lead.

Makom?s Pardes Community Visits School in Akko

Get ready to be filled with hopel! Once you stimulate a dialog, even loaded topics can be brought to the surface.
What are the taboos within your community? How would you like to challenge yourself with this topic?

It’s time to reclaim religion

by Sharon Brous
Sharon Brous renews the value of religion. It's fresh, it's brave, it's touching.
What are the feelings regarding religion at your community? Give space to all voices and see what it will bring

An ELI Talk by Karina Zilberman

by Karina Zilberman
"Play is the exhaltation of the possible" said Martin Buber. Where can a leader create such space in the community? What does it take to get beyond the barrier of skepticism? A wonderful talk!
Tell a bit about the 'Let's try it!' voice within yourself. What are the stands in the way for this voice, internally and externally?

I Don’t Trust Rabbis, So I Became One

by Elad Nehorai
Rabbis and religious leaders can be a surce for inspiration and thriving communities, but sometimes they can do the opposite, unfortuantely. In this self revealing text, one of Hakhel's communities leaders shares his personal exprience in this journey, and how he chose to actually become a Rabbi and serve as a positive role model

National Council of Mission Driven Communities in Israel, video

by Mandel Foundation
If you heaven't heard yet the name Mandel Foundation, check it out.

Another Kind of Leadership

by Aharon Ariel Lavi
Once you ask yourself how to turn a collective of people into a community, you will never look at a room of people in the same way again. This resource will guide you to this transformative understanding
Make a straw poll with your community members: *Do we feel like even partners? *How much do you see our day to day work as a horizontal venture? *What can add to our way of communication so mutual missions feel more inclusive? *Ask your fellows: what spices up your drive to do things for others?