Impact + Influence: A Frank Stavis Leadership Program

Impact + Influence: Frank Stavis Leadership Program (I+I) is an initiative designed for thought leaders under 40 who desire to make impactful contributions to the Jewish community.

I+I is a joint program of the Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford’s Jewish Leadership Academy and the Mandell JCC. Over the course of five sessions, participants explore a variety of issues we face today as a Jewish and global community. In addition to the workshops, the group will share an overnight immersive leadership experience in Manhattan. The trip will explore Jewish leadership from several perspectives by visiting national Jewish agencies, culturally relevant locations/museums, and of course, partaking in the best kosher cuisine NYC has to offer.  

Frank Stavis personified leadership. He was committed to the continuity of quality leadership in the Jewish community, and he mentored several generations of new leaders as the past president of both the Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford and the Mandell JCC. In recognition of Frank’s commitment to Jewish communal life, his friends and family established the Frank Stavis Memorial Fund, which finances Impact + Influence to continue his legacy of Jewish leadership development.

I+I 2020 begins soon!  To refer a candidate please complete our I+I Referral Form and download the I+I Application or for more information please contact the Jewish Leadership Academy at