Mindee Fredman, the Vice President of Community Impact at the Jewish Federation of St. Louis, has been selected as a member of Cohort II for the prestigious Mandel Executive Leadership Program.

The program provides rising leaders of Jewish Community Centers (JCCs) and Jewish Federations the opportunity to frame community challenges, envision communal futures, and strategize for their organizations.

“I’m excited for this opportunity. Mandel Fellows form a network of peers who share a passion for the advancement of Jewish life,” Fredman said.

The fellows of Cohort II were selected from a pool of nearly 100 applicants. As a group, they include rising leaders of Federations and JCCs across the United States and Canada. Beginning in January, they will embark on a 16-month program composed of three seminars in Boston, a study tour in Israel, small group work, and individual mentoring. Graduates participate in continuing educational, training, and mentoring activities sponsored by the Mandel Institute for Nonprofit Leadership.

As Vice President of Federation, Fredman oversees needs assessment, plan/strategy development, investment of community resources, and impact evaluation. She has worked in the Jewish communal field for nearly 25 years and holds a BA in Anthropology/Archaeology, a Masters in Jewish Nonprofit Management, and a Masters in Social Work.

In her tenure at the Jewish Federation of St. Louis, Fredman has also managed projects in the areas of development, board governance, supporting foundations, and leadership and professional development. She recently served as the Director of Community Investment, where she ensured the appropriate investment of communal resources were executed in a manner that was collaborative and impactful through the development and implementation of a new investment process to be more proactive in meeting community needs.

She works directly with Israel investments, education, engagement, and travel through committees and community missions. She has served as an Adjunct Professor at the Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis and is currently an Adjunct Student Advisor.

Fredman is a proud alum of the Wexner Heritage Program and was the 2017 recipient of the JProStl Career Achievement Award.

More information about the Mandel Executive Leadership Program is available at MandelInstitute.org.