Gila Hadani (she/her) is the Director of Leadership Development – Congregational Engagement and Leadership Experiences for the Union for Reform Judaism. Prior to coming to the URJ, Gila worked in the field of Jewish Education, working in both the Jewish organizational and congregational worlds. In her role at the URJ, she directs the URJ Congregational Benchmarking and Assessment Project, the URJ Facilitated Board Workshops, and the Scheidt Seminar for Presidents. She also works closely with those who volunteer for their congregations and the dedicated volunteers working on behalf of the URJ. Gila believes that synagogues and the synagogue community have the power to transform lives for the people with whom it engages. That concept fuels her drive for her work at the URJ.