Jewish Leadership Collaborative of WNC

The Jewish Leadership Collaborative of WNC

The Jewish Leadership Collaborative of WNC(JLC-WNC) is a forum for community-wide planning and collaboration. The JLC-WNC is comprised of lay/professional leaders and representatives from the organizations that make up One Jewish Asheville:

  • Asheville/Hendersonville Chapter of Hadassah
  • Asheville Jewish Business Forum
  • Asheville Jewish Community Center
  • Center for Jewish Studies at UNCA
  • Chabad House
  • Congregation Agudas Israel
  • Congregation Beth HaTephila
  • Congregation Beth Israel
  • Jewish Family Services of WNC
  • Jewish Secular Community of Asheville
  • UNC-A Hillel
  • WNC Jewish Federation
  • Carolina Jews for Justice

The JLC-WNC (was called the Asheville Jewish Leadership Collaborative until October 2016) formed in November 2006 for the purpose of enhancing communications and encouraging collaborations among Asheville’s Jewish community organizations. It meets 10 times throughout the year. Some of the past initiatives discussed and/or implemented by the JLC-WNC include:

  • WNC Jewish Population Study
  • Community-wide Facilities-sharing Study
  • The Community High Holiday Pass Program (read more)
  • One Jewish Asheville Marketing Initiative
  • Coordination of the 2012 Southern Jewish Heritage Society Conference (read more)
  • Mapping of the Jewish Community Infrastructure
  • Feasibility of a Community Fundraising Program
  • Support for Jewish Family Services as an Independent Community Organization
  • Coordination of Organizational Manpower and Resources

To review summaries for the JLC-WNC meetings, click here.

In addition to regular meetings, many of the members of the JLC-WNC take part in the Shalom Hartman Lecture Series, a two-year collaborative leadership learning program sponsored by the Shalom Hartman Institute in Israel.

For information about the Jewish Leadership Collaborative of WNC, contact Tzedek Fellow, Matt Andersen.