The Milwaukee Jewish Federation committed to a process of transformational change in the last months of 2010, with a goal of giving new life and energy to our organization so that we may better fulfill our mission and meet the needs of our community.
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First Steps: In the spring of 2011, a sponsor team was formed; consultants were hired; important groundwork was laid through a process of cascading interviews, helping us to learn more about the dreams and hopes of the community; a Design Team created the content and format of the Community Summit.
Convening the Community: The first-ever Milwaukee Jewish Community Summit was held on June 26-27, 2011, bringing more than 300 community members to dream and plan together. This was followed on August 2-3, 2011 with a Strategic Action Session (SAS), where we began the process of turning dreams into reality, shaping and adding specifics for our plans for the future.
Media Coverage: Along the way, we have traced our progress through articles in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and The Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle.
Transition: Through the winter, spring and summer of 2012, we are transitioning to the MJF of the future. Changes, both large and small, are already taking place. A Transition Team is directing the process, and work groups are in place to deal with: Vision, Structure and Communications. Future groups will explore Financial Resource Development and Governance. A search committee is working to bring a new executive on board to lead us into the future.
View a special video about MJF's Reimagining process that was shown at the August 30, 2012 Celebration of Community.