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ERIC M. LEIDERMAN

Jewish nonprofit professional with a decade of global experience.

Summary

Currently holding fellowships through Hillel International and the Lookstein Center for Jewish Education at Bar Ilan University, as well a key leadership position within the Masorti/Conservative Movement. Strong verbal and written communication skills; proven leadership skills and ability to work well as part of a team, with experience managing several projects simultaneously. 

Experience

2013Present

Masorti on Campus | New York, NY

President & Co-Founder

Responsible for steering of long-term vision and goals, along with oversight of fundraising goals for the organization; Managing the development of scalable projects built on multi-campus pilot programs. Developing strategic partnerships with established organizations.

Interim Executive Director // Director of Institutional Advancement

Developed long term vision and goals for the organization; Devised organizational structure and strategic plan; Implemented fundraising strategy; Generated ideas for campus and multi-campus projects; Oversaw campus and community outreach.

2018Present

Hillel Milwaukee | Milwaukee, WI

Springboard Fellowship, Ezra Jewish Education Specialist

Chief responsibilities include working collaboratively with engaged students to infuse experiential learning into Hillel programs as well as identify and connect with new and/or unengaged students. Working closely with both the Executive Director and Assistant Director.

2017Present

Lookstein Center for Jewish Education | Bar Ilan University

Facilitator, WhatsUp Israel 

Devising strategy and initiatives for a social media driven pilot program aimed to engage Jewish high school students in discussions about Israel. Working as part of a global team to experiment with new technologies for enabling peer-to-peer engagement.

20172018

Fuchsberg Center for Conservative Judaism | Jerusalem, Israel

Strategic Communications & Engagement Coordinator 

Worked alongside the Engagement Director and closely with the Executive Director, to craft the external messaging for both permanent and short term programs. Developing multipurpose promotional materials to recruit program participants and demonstrate success to donors. Sharing news, events, and educational materials with USCJ congregations, alumni, Hillel campus centers, and the global Jewish community via newsletters, social media, websites, and press releases. 

20092015

Camp Ramah in the Berkshires | Englewood, NJ | Wingdale, NY

Communications Coordinator

Guided staff photographers and videographers for content creation and cataloging. Headed the Digital Arts Group, centralizing the photography, video, and radio education programs. Collaborated with the Director of Strategic Initiatives and Communications to craft promotional materials, in both digital and print formats. Maintained social media. 

Education

2018

Conservative Yeshiva in Jerusalem | Jerusalem, Israel

Fellowship, Talmud and Jewish Philosophy
2016

The Jewish Theological Seminary | New York, NY

Fellowship, Talmud and Rabbinic Literature
2016

Binghamton University | Vestal, NY 

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Sociology and Religious Studies

Volunteer Positons

20142015

Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey | Paramus, NJ

Board Member, Jewish Community Relations Council
Committee Member, Israel and World Affairs Committee

Honors & Awards

Shoshana S. Cardin Leadership Award | November 2015

USCJ's Cardin Award honors those whose vision or ideas motivate and inspire engagement from others. It celebrates an individual, of any age or career stage, who demonstrates exceptional leadership through dynamism and creativity. Recipients are recognized based on the clarity of their vision as well as the articulation and dissemination of that vision.

Best Social Media Director, Management Award | January 2015

Intercollegiate Broadcasting System for work on Radio Kol Ramah, Camp Ramah in the Berkshires

Interests

Habitat for Humanity                    Quidditch          Website design

Podcasts & radio production     Skiing                  YouTube (filmmaking)