Skip To Content
Supervising Across Difference is a Course

Supervising Across Difference

Ended Oct 18, 2019


Full course description

Elevating Identity Series, online, 60 minute session

Full Description:

Each of us comes to Hillel with our own set of experiences, beliefs, and background that make up who are and how we approach our work. This diversity brings unique richness to our teams and communities, but can also result in challenges - in communication, in problem-solving approaches, and in supervision. The key to effective teamwork is building teams with diverse perspectives and strengths, while also understanding that we all operate differently. If we take the steps to understand our differences and improve our communication accordingly, we can work towards stronger and more effective teams and work environments. Join us for the second session of the “Elevating Identity” series, taught by Ilana Kaufman of the Jews of Color Field Building Initiative, for a deep dive into best practices for supervising across difference.

This session is a part of the "Elevating Identity: Strategies for Engaging Every Jewish Student" series – a nine-part educational series brought to you by the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Initiative at Hillel and Hillel U’s Center for Engagement, Inclusion, & Wellness. This series of online learning sessions focuses on identity and inclusion in efforts to move towards our organizational goal of reaching and engaging “every Jewish student”. When we say “every”, we mean it, but often struggle with putting it into practice. The overall goal of this series is to better prepare each participant to engage all students through an increased understanding of our communities’ diversity, how our own identities impact our work, and how the narratives we are familiar with dictate our course of action on campus. You do not need to join all nine sessions, but you are encouraged to join as many as possible. Check the Hillel U Catalog  the rest of the series’ sessions!

This Course is for:

All professionals.

Course Meets:

  • Online
    • Thursday, October 17, 2019, 11:30-12:30pm PST/2:30-3:30pm EST
Participation in all Hillel U offerings should be agreed upon by the participant and their supervisor (unless the participant is a director).


Ilana Kaufman is the Director of the Jews of Color Field Building Initiative. She formerly worked as the Public Affairs and Civic Engagement Director, East Bay, for the San Francisco, CA-based Jewish Community Relations Council. She has twenty years of leadership, community building and organizational development experience. As a strategic designer, planner and problem solver, Ilana is regularly engaged by regional and national Jewish federations, community relations organizations, philanthropic entities and community service providers. She has been featured in the Jewish Times of America and the J Weekly, and has published articles the Forward, eJewish Philanthropy, The Foundation Review and Independent School Magazine. A nationally regarded thought leader on the importance of grappling with race and racism in the Jewish community, Ilana was featured in the series “ELI Talks: Inspired Jewish Ideas” in 2015 and was recognized by both the Jewish Multiracial Network and the New York Public Library Blog Celebrating African American Jews for Black History Month in 2016.

Questions? Please contact

By clicking “ENROLL” and completing my enrollment in this course, I am indicating that Hillel International has my permission to record, photograph and videotape session(s) in which I take part, and to make these recordings, photographs, and videos available for subsequent viewing and use. I waive all rights to any compensation or to any privacy rights with respect to the trainings, webinars and conference sessions.  Hillel has my permission to utilize these materials in its discretion.

Sign up for this course today!