The Contemporary Jewish World is full of vital centers, offering energy and wisdom, strength and security to our people. There are also vestigial entities, surviving to give a role and importance to self appointed Board members. There are "corridors of power" and channels of funding and influence. This course will support future leaders of the Jewish People to develop an understanding of the complex political structures of the Jewish People, and the most effective ways to negotiate these structures. Careful analysis of contemporary history of Jewish institutions, examinations of current platforms and agendas, and exploration of the past, current and future role of ALEPH will be included. Most of all, there will be scope to see where the simple insights and power of the Divine break through even the most obfuscating structure: The evolving role of the Prophetic imperative in contemporary times.