Be part of San Diego's premier Women's Leadership Program!

The Pauline Foster Women’s Leadership Institute is a holistic leadership development program for exceptional Jewish leaders committed to driving change in their organizations, the Jewish world, and beyond. The Institute offers a unique approach to leadership development through 18 sessions with an executive coach, cohort building retreats, and an immersive group experience. 


Kehilah (Community)
Service to and for the greater community starts with a rich understanding of our community with its full diversity and complexity to support its need in the future.


Achrayut (Responsibility)
With leadership comes responsibility — responsibility to ourselves, others, and the community.

Chesed (Loving Kindness)
Leadership is giving oneself fully with love, compassion, and empathy.

Tzmicha (Growth)
Leadership is an evolution — we are pushed to develop, take risks and innovate.

Cohort 3

Begining in January 2023


Do you know an outstanding Jewish woman who should be a part of this program? Nominations are now open! 

Session Dates

  • January 22, 2023

  • February 7, 2023

  • March 14, 2023

  • April 18, 2023

  • June 6, 2023

  • September 10, 2023

  • October 10, 2023

  • November 7, 2023

  • December 5, 2023

  • January 9, 2024

  • February 6, 2024

  • March 5, 2024

  • April 9, 2024 


Apply now for Cohort 3 starting in January. 

Session Topics:

  • Leadership Styles

  • Navigating Change

  • Positive and Productive Cultures

  • Philanthropy, Influence and Activism

  • Board and Committee Leadership

  • Seeing our Jewish Community in Action

Pauline Foster Women's Leadership Institute Cohort 1

Pauline Foster Women's Leadership Institute Cohort 2



Want to know more? Contact:

Community Engagement Director

☎ 858.737.7128