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Building the Emerald City

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When asked about the quality I most admire in a leader, the answer is always vision. Perhaps it was the years of working with the former CEO of Central Florida Hillel, the irreplaceable Aaron Weil. Or the general lack of vision I see in so many organizations (Jewish and not), but an inspiring leader who knows the potential of their organization makes me want to sign up, donate and get involved. That is why at our recent board retreat, the Stetson University Hillel student board started with vision.

Vision is what has driven Judaism since Abraham. In Hatikvah (literally ‘the Hope’), the Israeli national anthem, we sing about our vision for a return to the Jewish homeland “…The hope that is two-thousand years old, to be a free nation in our land, The Land of Zion and Jerusalem.”

As I shared with my students, it took vision for Stetson President Emerita, Wendy Libby to see a........

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