Posted by Naomi Firestone-Teeter
Seth A. Cohen, a 35 year-old activist and author on topics of Jewish communal life and innovation, shares a reading list for the new CEO at UJC/Federations of North America.
Cohen’s reading list includes:
Book of Joshua (Sefer Y’hoshua)
The Roots of the Future by Rabbi Herbert Friedman
Moral Grandeur and Spiritual Audacity: Essays by Abraham Joshua Heschel
Reframing Organizations: Artistry, Choice, and Leadership by Lee Bolman and Terrence Deal
Dealing with Darwin: How Great Companies Innovate at Every Phase of Their Evolution by Geoffrey Moore
Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In by Roger Fisher and William Ury
Marc Chagall by Jonathan Wilson
Leveling the Playing Field: Advancing Women in Jewish Organizational Life by Shifra Broznick
Groundswell: Winning in a World Transformed by Social Technologies by Charlene Li and Josh Bernoff
Saving Israel: How the Jewish People Can Win a War That May Never End by Dr. Daniel Gordis
And one bedtime story… The Kugel Valley Klezmer Band by Betty Stuchner
To read about why he chose each selection, please click here.
Originally from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Naomi is the executive director of Jewish Book Council. She graduated from Emory University with degrees in English and Art History and, in addition, studied at University College London. Prior to her role as executive director, Naomi served as the founding editor of the JBC website and blog and managing editor of Jewish Book World. In addition, she has overseen JBC’s digital initiatives, and also developed the JBC’s Visiting Scribe series and Unpacking the Book: Jewish Writers in Conversation.