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Lemann-Stern Leadership Development Program

2011 Lemann-Stern Mission to Israel



The Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans sponsors the two-year Lemann-Stern Leadership Development Program.  The Lemann-Stern Leadership Development Program, named in honor of two distinguished New Orleanians, Monte M. Lemann and Edgar B. Stern, Sr., was begun in 1960 for the purpose of training outstanding young men in the community for positions of leadership. Because of the enthusiasm and demonstrated results generated by the first two men's groups, a young women's leadership was inaugurated in 1967. In 1980, the groups merged to function as one unified program.

Participants in the program are selected from nominations made by past Lemann-Stern participants and community leaders. The program is two years in length and includes a mission to Israel, monthly meetings, and conferences. 

Interfaith Couples:
All non-Jewish spouses are eligible to participate in the Lemann-Stern program.  Like the Jewish participants, they will receive subsidies to participate in the mission and all conferences and be recognized as completing the program by graduating. 

Regarding the requirement to serve as an intern, Jewish participants may serve on a Federation or Agency Board or a committee of the Federation.  Non-Jewish participants must serve on a committee of the Federation.  Federation committees include: Budget & Allocations, Community Relations, Planning or Education.  The internship program will be fully explained at one of the monthly meetings during the first year.

2013 - 2015 Lemann-Stern Class

Phil Brickman

Casie Davidson

Jared Davidson

Michael Dodd

David Dulitz

Kristen Dulitz

Nate Kanter

Emily Kupperman

Zach Kupperman

Adam Matasar

Katie Matasar
Meredith Petrone

Corey Rittvo

David Rittvo

Katie Single

Aaron Wolfson

Daliah Wolfson

Jeff Yellin



Lisa Heller

Gary Zoller


Staff Professional:

Sherri Tarr

2011 – 2013 Lemann-Stern Graduates

Asher Friend

Erin Friend

Jeff Good

Caroline Good

Eric Lonseth

Jedd Malish

Amy Malish

Lonnie Schaffer

Joanna Sternberg

Dan Weiner

Stacey Weinreb

Ginny Wise

Rachel Zoller



Richard Cahn

Joshua Force

Kathy Shepard


Staff Professional:

Sherri Tarr

Learn more about Lemann-Stern

View the 2011-2012 Class Program.

View the 2012-2013 Class Program.

View the 2013-2014 Class Program.

Want to read about the 2011-2013 Class's Israel Mission?  Click here! 

Want more information about this remarkable program?  Contact Sherri Tarr, Lemann-Stern Staff Professional.

Lemann-Stern Alumni

We also have an active Lemann-Stern Alumni group!  Click here for more information.
Lemann-Stern 2007-2009 Class: Mission to Israel