Elisha Gechter

Advanced Kollel: Executive Ordination, Class of 2025

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Elisha Gechter is the Senior Program Manager for Fellowships Curriculum at Harvard Kennedy School’s Center for Public Leadership. She designs leadership learning experiences for over 100 fellows, oversees the Wexner Israel Fellowship and the Wexner Senior Leadership Program. Elisha has been working in the Boston Jewish Community for 15 years – previously connecting people searching for community and for Jewish wisdom as the Associate Director of Adult Learning and Community Engagement at Hebrew College and fundraising with local young leaders at the Jewish Federation, CJP. She has a BA in Psychology from Yeshiva University’s Stern College in New York and an MA/MBA from Brandeis’ Heller Hornstein Program in Jewish Leadership and Non-Profit Management. She serves as president of the board of Mayyim Hayyim Mikvah and Education Center, a co-chair of Encounter’s Boston Regional Circle, and as an educator for adults through Open Circle Jewish Learning. Originally from Riverdale, NY she lives in Somerville, MA with her husband and two kids where they attend several local minyanim.

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