Jewish Leadership Training Institute

"All great leaders start somewhere and for those living in the Tampa Bay area, they can start with JLTI. The program's main thrust is developing and mentoring young adults to become the Jewish community leaders of tomorrow." - Jonathan Ellis, Past President of the Tampa JCCs & Federation.

JLTI Alumni Reunion

Wednesday, May 23 | 7:00-8:30pm

Hors d'oeuvres and desserts will be served | Casual attire.

This event is generously sponsored by Aaron and Cherie Silberman.

There is no cost to attend this event.


Are you a graduate of the Jewish Leadership Training Institute? You are invited to attend the program's first alumni reunion this Spring. An evening of reconnecting, networking, story-sharing and more!


With more than 200 alumni in our Jewish Leadership Training Institute network, we look forward to creating opportunities for meaningful connection.


Please RSVP for catering purposes and for address details.

2018-2019 JLTI Class


Are you a young Jewish adult ages 25-40 with a passion for making a difference? Want to take a leadership role in making the Jewish community stronger? Experience the Jewish Leadership Training Institute (JLTI), 


Since 2007, the Jewish Leadership Training Institute (JLTI), a program of the Tampa Jewish Federation and the Jewish Federation of Pinellas & Pasco Counties, has invited emerging young leaders from the Tampa Bay area to participate in an innovative, eleven-session, leadership development experience. Graduates have held leadership positions on boards and committees of local Jewish organizations and agencies on both sides of the Bay and have also made lifelong friendships and connections to other young professionals.


If you're interested in applying for the 2018-2019 JLTI Class, which starts this October 2018, please contact Lisa Robbins. The cost to participate in JLTI is $99, which includes course materials and dinner during each session, which occur every other Monday from October-March. Space is limited to 25 people. All classes start at 6:45pm (unless otherwise noted). Meetings locations will be announced.

JLTI Class of 2017-2018

The Class of 2017-2018 graduated during a special ceremony at this year's Tampa Bay Jewish Film Festival. Pictured L-R: Yoni Haim, Jeff Katzman, Aaron Slavin, Jessica Schneider, Lance Misztal, Luy Teitelroit, Brian Waksman, David Goldschein, Cory Kleinman, Lauryn Solomon, Loren Pincus, Abby Altman, Nathan Black and Jacklyn Steinberg. Not pictured: Michael Schwartz.

“A critical piece of JLTI is that it introduced me to key leaders in the community, people who have been at the table a long time and gave me some insight into how decisions are made. It’s enabled me to create relationships with successful people who have been willing to be a sounding board as I’ve gotten more deeply involved and invested in the community.”

– Joe Probasco (2007 JLTI Graduate)

“JLTI helped make Federation more tangible. I gained more exposure to the community and better understood how Federation helps and supports people in here in Tampa and around the world. I was also connected to other like-minded people who want to heal the world. Everyone who participates has the passion, drive and will to dedicate themselves to making the world a better place.”

– Carlyn Neuman (2007 JLTI Graduate)

“It was very meaningful to lead an organization that has a goal of caring for and enhancing the lives of the elderly, which is one of the biggest mitzvahs we can do. JLTI introduced me to the variety of local Jewish organization and sparked my passion for Jewish involvement.”

– Aaron Silberman (2009-2010 JLTI Graduate)


 “I felt it was my duty to give back to the Jewish community and bring a fresh approach to the local Jewish boards. We were encouraged to get involved and take the bull by the horns.”

– David Delrahim (2011-2012 JLTI Graduate)


 “JLTI gave me a broad picture and greater understanding of Jewish activity in the Tampa Bay area. As a new member of the Tampa Jewish Federation Board, having learned about the various organizations through JLTI has certainly helped me understand their different functions and roles in our community. JLTI laid a foundation for me to grow within the Jewish community and my interest and involvement in the community has grown exponentially each year.”

– Ashley Simon (2013-2014 JLTI Graduate)


 “After the first meeting, where I mostly sat in observation learning the dynamic of the group, I remember one of my fellow board members telling me, politely, that I should speak up more next time because I represented the young demographic and they were interested in my opinion. I realized that at the time, being the youngest person on the board, I was now empowered to really help steer the Brotherhood in a direction that would appeal to not just the older generation that had traditionally been the makeup of the group, but also to my generation.”

– Kip Goulder (2013-2014 JLTI Graduate)


For more information about JLTI, please contact Lisa Robbins (Tampa Jewish Federation) at 813.769.4723 or email, or
Emilie Socash (Jewish Federation of Pinellas & Pasco Counties) at 727.530.3223 or email