Expert fundraising consultant Rabbi Yisroel Brod delivered a seminar for close to thirty UK Chabad emissaries last week.
Arranged by Lubavitch UK head office, the seminar forms part of a new fundraising initiative to support Chabad institutions in light of the recent global financial crisis.
Rabbi Brod covered a number of areas including budgeting, project management and building relationships with donors to assist Chabad emisseries to create financially stable institutions.
“It was informative and enlightening,” said Rabbi Odom Brandman, co-director of Chabad of Buckhurst Hill in East London.
“Fundraising is a necessary part of our job, but not something we always enjoy,” remarked Rabbi Brandman.
“The seminar provided me with a lot of encouragement and helped to build my confidence. It also provided a good opportunity to catch up with my colleagues from around the country and to exchange ideas.”
“The event was professional and well organized,” said Rabbi Eli Pink, educational director of the Lubavitch Centre of Leeds.
“It was very important for me as someone who is just starting out in fundraising. I was impressed most by the fact that what he was teaching isn’t just found in secular sources, but is also thoroughly based in traditional Jewish learning and the Rebbe’s teachings.”