Take your leadership skills to the next level of excellence


I was very pleasantly surprised by the fact that there was a cohort with senior leaders who had a lot of experience in the field. The connections and level of dialogue were fantastic and spoke directly to the challenges of being a principal.
— Maury Grebenau, South Peninsula Hebrew Day School


Eight months. October through June. 



YOU LEAD (formerly  known as 'YU Lead') offers leaders an opportunity to engage in online and in-person learning, sharing, and networking that includes: 

  • A new topic every 1- 2 weeks led by experts
  • Two annual conferences
  • Access to exclusive YOU Lead content
  • Monthly one-on-one sessions with a YOU Lead mentor  



  • Leading your faculty
  • Change management
  • Effective hiring
  • Supervision and evaluation
  • Reflective leadership
  • Alternative models for education
  • School finance
  • ...And other topics relevant to leading Jewish day schools in the 21st Century



With personalized attention at the forefront, YOU Leaders benefit from small peer cohorts,
monthly meetings with mentors, and interactions with the field’s leading school leaders and experts.


I credit this program for much of my success as a first year administrator. The units of study are at the pulse of education and directly in sync with the school calendar, serving as a support each step of the way. Perhaps the greatest asset has been my mentor, Rabbi Moshe Schochet, who has served as a wellspring of guidance having walked the same path not so long ago.
— Devora Krakauer, Magen David Yeshivah

Program Begins: October 30th, 2016

Application Deadline: June 5th, 2016



Applicants for YOU Lead must complete the  online application by June 5th, 2016. In order to be considered, applicants must be nominated by another educator whom they worked with or for.

The nominator should complete this nomination form.

Click here for application form.

Click here for unit content and descriptions.



$4,000 plus the cost of the CFG conference