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.