Debbie Niederman

Debbie Niederman

Inside Leadership
One hand reaching out to give a flower to another

For the last six months, the URJ’s Strengthening Congregations team has been working on the URJ Day of Leadership Learning: Finding the Joy in Board Service, which took place on October 28th in nearly 70 sites across North America. More than 1,200 congregational leaders participated!

I’d been selected to facilitate the event at the Pittsburgh site, and for months, I’d been working with the local leadership team at Temple Ohav Shalom to prepare. Then, as I was preparing to leave for my flight to Pittsburgh, I received the news that an active shooter event was currently unfolding at...

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