Selah Leadership Program Participants

Cohort 14


 

Tonda Case

Tonda Case

Organization: East Bay Jewish Community Relations Council

I am an Afro-American Jewish Woman. I am a strategist, thinker, student, leader, mother, daughter, healer, teacher, lover, sister, confidant and friend. I am a Warrior: Midwest born, Oakland raised. I live with my Ancestors and walk with Two Spirits.

My optimum experience? I live a long and healthy praxis-based life, focused on making racial and social justice the truth. I am stellar at what pleases me. I know surrender and the sound of my own voice. I value my life and I add value to the life experience of others. I share sweet love and joy before I leave…and I live my life free.

 


 

Aaron Chandler

Aaron Chandler

Organization: Main Street Alliance, a project of the Alliance for a Just Society

Aaron is the Director of Strategic Partnerships at the Main Street Alliance, where he joined in August 2015 to drive MSA's capacity-building efforts. He comes to MSA after serving as the Executive Director at a human services agency in San Francisco, where he led the organization through a process of repairing donor and funder relationships, managing its best-ever year-end campaign, and positioning the organization's programs to be around for the long-term by initiating a merger conversation. Prior to leading that turn-around, Aaron was at Alternatives for Community & Environment (ACE) in Boston, where he was responsible for all fundraising and development activities as Development Director. After college, he first worked as a fundraiser in Boston for an LGBTQ youth development agency and later project-managed the internal operations of a $20 million capital campaign for a progressive synagogue in New York City. Aaron has strong roots in the Northwest, serves on the board of a local youth development agency, and brings a decade of knowledge and experience in social justice fundraising to the queer community, low/no-income people, women, youth, people living with HIV/AIDS and people of color.

 


 

Hirut Eyob

Hirut Eyob

Organization: Third Eye Collective/Integrated Lactation Consulting

Hirut credits her ancestors, unique background and intersectional identities for keeping her grounded and connected. As a reproductive justice advocate, doula, and lactation consultant, she has been developing a Black\queer\feminist approach to counselling and servicing pregnant and breastfeeding wombn.

She is passionate about her work with the Third Eye Collective in healing from, and organizing against intimate partner, familial, state and institutional sexual violence.

The investigative and reporting work that she has done in the last 17 years has been used by many, including the United Nations to determine humanitarian aid, and by local players to develop initiatives, programs and interventions in the area of mental health.

 


 

Rachel Faulkner

Rachel Faulkner

Organization: Citizens of the World Charter School

Rachel recently moved to Los Angeles, CA where she serves as the Director of Special Programs for Citizens of the World Charter School - Silver Lake, a progressive elementary school founded on the importance of diverse classrooms. Before that, her travels landed her working for City Year Boston, then City Year Chicago, and founding a community center for mixed income housing residents on Chicago's south side in between.

In her free time she's addicted to reality television, cooking, reading, and pretending to be a DJ. She's in the middle of training for the Ride to End AIDS form San Francisco to Los Angeles, so you can find her riding all over LA.

 


 

Leo Ferguson

Leo Ferguson

Organization: Jews for Racial and Economic Justice

Leo Ferguson is a New York-native with a long history of working for social justice, as well as in non-profit communications. He has developed anti-oppression trainings for JFREJ as well as leading affinity groups and caucuses exploring internalized anti-Jewish oppression, race and racism, patriarchy and heteronormativity. He is a graduate of the Grace Paley Organizing Fellowship, a proud Jew of Color, and a musician.

 


 

Julie Fernandes

Julie Fernandes

Organization: Open Society Foundations

Julie A. Fernandes is a senior policy analyst at the Open Society Foundations where she works to influence public policy in support of the protection of civil and human rights in the United States. Prior to her current position, Ms. Fernandes was Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Justice, Senior Counsel at the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, Special Assistant to President Bill Clinton, and Counsel to the AAG for Civil Rights and a trial lawyer in the Housing and Voting Sections of the Civil Rights Division.

Ms. Fernandes received both her J.D. and A.B. degrees from the University of Chicago and clerked for the Honorable Diane P. Wood at the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.

 


 

Koach Baruch Frazier

Koach Baruch Frazier

Organization: Central Reform Congregation

KB is a freedom fighting queer, trans Jew whose mission is to dismantle racism and eradicate poverty. By day, KB is an audiologist at a local nonprofit and loves helping people hear better through education, diagnostics and hearing aid dispensing. Over the last year, KB has become a drum major for justice leading actions and protests for change in and around Ferguson, MO. KB serves on the boards of the Missouri GSA Network and Central Reform Congregation.

 


 

Deliana Garcia

Deliana Garcia

Organization: Migrant Clinicians Network

Deliana Garcia was born in El Paso, TX but has lived her adult life in Austin. After studying at the University of Texas, Del remained in Austin to work with a number of community-based organizations addressing reproductive rights, child abuse prevention, HIV education and prevention and women's crisis counseling. She is the Director of International Projects, Research, and Development for the Migrant Clinicians Network, an association of health care providers that care for migrants as their principal patient population. In this position she is responsible for developing and implementing interventions that remove mobility as a barrier to the receipt of essential health care. Del is a member and past president of Congregation Beth Israel.

 


 

Eddie Iny

Eddie Iny

Organization: OUR Walmart

Eddie is the Assistant Director for OUR Walmart. Previously, he worked with the Making Change at Walmart campaign for the UFCW for nearly 5 years. Prior, Eddie was the Secretary-Treasurer of a large service worker union in California with SEIU. During his tenure, the local organized 10,000 workers and won break-through agreements that lifted standards for tens of thousands of security guards, airport workers and janitors. He also served as Assistant Director with of SEIU's Property Services Division where he led national organizing efforts. Eddie also worked for the AFL-CIO, where he helped coordinate multi-union organizing drives at several airports.

Eddie has a masters degree in urban planning and a bachelor's degree in geography, both from UCLA.

 


 

Jared Jackson

Jared Jackson

Organization: Jews in ALL Hues

Jared Jackson, a Philadelphia-born multi-heritage Jew, is the Founder and Executive Director of Jews in ALL Hues: The premier organization building a future where a person's heritage or intersecting identity isn't a barrier to acceptance or integration. He is an internationally renowned Jewish diversity leader, consultant, trained facilitator, speaker, writer, professional saxophonist, and entrepreneur. Jared holds a certificate of nonprofit management from LaSalle University and was named one of the "Jews That Will Change The World" by Ma'ariv news.

 


 

Georgette Kennebrae

Georgette Kennebrae

Organization: Reconstructionist Rabbinical College

Georgette Kennebrae is a rabbinical student at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College. She is deeply immersed in congregational work, currently serving as a Cooperberg-Rittmaster Rabbinical Intern at Congregation Beit Simchat Torah in New York.

Georgette also has a deep love for chaplaincy work; helping individuals as they navigate health, spiritual, and family difficulties. She has been a member of a Chevra Kadisha society for a number of years and feels blessed and honored to participate in this incredibly poignant, moving work.

Georgette is a current Wexner Graduate Fellow. She earned a joint Master's degree in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies and Women and Gender Studies from Brandeis University in 2008.

 


 

Jessica Kingston

Jessica Kingston

Organization: City of Saint Paul

I am a successful executive professional with extensive experience in human rights, contract negotiations, and procurement. As a former chair of the Edina Human Rights Commission I have engaged in a variety of civil rights issues. In 2012, I was appointed Director of Human Rights & Equal Economic Opportunity for the City of Saint Paul. I have spearheaded several innovative large-scale change initiatives that have better positioned HREEO to fulfill its mission of championing justice and equity. I am a Certified Six Sigma Green Belt, hold a bachelor's degree from Macalester College and a master's degree from Metropolitan State University.

 


 

Rachel Luce-Hitt

Rachel Luce-Hitt

Organization: Valencia College

Coming from a very diverse family, Rachel has always been interested in dimensions of culture. She identifies as both Filipino and Jewish, but has relatives spanning the globe from different nations, faiths, and perspectives. She pursued a degree in Anthropology that allowed her to explore her own heritage as well those she had little exposure to previously. Although continuing her education by earning an MBA, it was always people, cultures, and experience spoke to her. She began her career in higher education focusing on Multicultural Affairs. Ever since, she has used her time and talents in seeking diversity, inclusion, and social change. Currently, she is the Coordinator of Inclusive Excellence at Valencia College in Orlando, FL.

 


 

Shahanna McKinney-Baldon

Shahanna McKinney-Baldon

Organization: Alliance of Black Jews

Shahanna McKinney Baldon is Midwest Director for Be'chol Lashon. A former classroom teacher, Shahanna has served in leadership positions including Chief Diversity Officer & Director of Family & Community Engagement for large public school districts, Jewish federation high school program director, and synagogue education director. She holds degrees in Hebrew and Communications Education from UW Madison & Social Justice Education from UMass Amherst, and has participated in community groups including Dane County Equal Opportunity Commission, Everytown Wisconsin youth social justice leadership program, the Jewish Multiracial Network, AWARE (A Women's Approach to Race and Ethnicity), & the Milwaukee ACLU, for which she served as chair for several years. Shahanna was recently named to lead the work of establishing a future vision for the historic Alliance of Black Jews organization. She lives in Wisconsin with her husband and two children.

 


 

Vita Murrow

Vita Murrow

Organization: Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Boston

I am an educator and youth and families programming director. I am committed to strengthening high quality educational and non-profit programs in order to build capacity and provide resources and experiences to enrich communities as a whole. I have a secondary vocation as a media artist, with achievement in film and Children's publishing. My background as a creative professional informs and strengthens my work through discipline, communication and visual sensitivity. I am a relationship builder with a focus on details and systems. It gives me great pleasure to evaluate and strategize programs and lead talented staff to bring improvement and changes to life.

 


 

Lindsey Newman

Lindsey Newman

Organization: Be'chol Lashon

Lindsey Newman is a Program Manager at Be'chol Lashon. Previously to joining Be'chol Lashon Lindsey worked as a research assistant at a women's rights organization and as an early childhood educator at a small day school in New York City. In 2011 she spent 6 months living in Tel Aviv and working for Itaach Maaki: Women Lawyers for Social Justice. A native of New York City, Lindsey is a biracial adoptee dedicated to advancing diversity in the Jewish community. She received her B.S. in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University.

 


 

Tamu Nolfo

Tamu Nolfo

Organization: Office of Health Equity, California Department of Public Health

Tamu Nolfo is a developmental psychologist and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation fellow who integrates the latest research developments and community needs into strategies for youth and family wellness. Her expertise lies in developing culturally and linguistically appropriate programming and services. She has served as a classroom educator, direct service provider and program director as well as a program designer, coalition coordinator, technical assistance provider, evaluator and researcher. Dr. Nolfo currently serves the California Department of Public Health's Office of Health Equity, where she has been instrumental in developing and implementing the inaugural California Statewide Plan to Promote Health and Mental Health Equity.

 


 

Yasmeen Perez

Yasmeen Perez

Organization: Social Justice Fund Northwest

Yasmeen Perez is the Program Director at Social Justice Fund Northwest in Seattle, WA where she works to fund grassroots community organizing in WA, OR, ID, MT, and WY. Yasmeen has been a community organizer, educator, and resource organizer for over 12 years in racial and economic justice, youth liberation, and LGBTQ left movements. Yasmeen has been a staff member of Seattle Young People's Project, FIERCE, Domestic Workers United, and Right To The City Alliance. In his spare time Yasmeen enjoys being an uncle, singing karaoke, and reading memoirs.

 


 

Aaron Samuels

Aaron Samuels

Organization: Be'chol Lashon

Aaron Samuels is a Pushcart-nominated poet, a nationally touring speaker, and an acclaimed facilitator of critical identity discussions. Raised in Providence, Rhode Island, by a Jewish-American mother and an African-American father, Aaron has spent the past ten years writing poems about identity intersection. His work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, featured on TV One's Verses & Flow, and has appeared in many journals including Tidal Basin Review and Muzzle Magazine. His debut collection of poetry, Yarmulkes & Fitted Caps was released on Write Bloody Publishing in fall 2013.

 


 

Chava Shervington

Chava Shervington

Organization: Jewish Multiracial Network

Chava is the President of the Jewish Multiracial Network, where she's brought to bear her experience and knowledge of corporate governance, non-profit development, and program coordination. A passionate and committed Jewish diversity advocate, prior to JMN, Chava co-founded an organization which provided opportunities for Jews of Color to connect in safe spaces across the East Coast. A regular speaker and writer on Jewish diversity, she has appeared in the Chicago Tribune, JTA, and The Salon on the Jewish Channel. Chava was also selected as one of the Jewish Week's "36 under 36" in 2015. Until recently Chava served as Program Coordinator for Building Skills NY, a not-for-profit ensuring that low income communities access job opportunities created by affordable housing construction and has founded Shervington & Associates P.C., a general corporate and real estate law practice located in Brooklyn. Chava has a Juris Doctor from George Washington University Law School and is barred in NY.

 


 

Yoshi Silverstein

Yoshi Silverstein

Organization: Hazon

Yoshi Silverstein is Director of the JOFEE Fellowship, Hazon's new flagship training and certification program for Jewish Outdoor, Food & Environmental Educators. A landscape designer, writer, and educator with over thirteen years of experience in JOFEE and related fields, Yoshi holds a Master's degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Maryland and a B.A. in European Cultural Studies & Judaic Studies from Brandeis University. Yoshi was previously Education Director at the Pearlstone Center and has taught throughout the US and Israel. Originally from Spokane, WA, Yoshi has resided in roughly thirteen different places since his eighteenth birthday and now lives in Brooklyn with his wife Abby and their pup, Norman Jellybean.

 


 

Rachel Sumekh

Rachel Sumekh

Organization: Swipe Out Hunger

Rachel Sumekh is a Social Entrepreneur and the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Swipe Out Hunger, a White House Champion of Change. She is a Los Angeles native who in 2014 was placed at No. 5 on the Forward's list of Millennial changemakers.

Rachel serves on the Board of 30 Years After and mentors early stage nonprofit start-ups. She is a proud UCLA alum whose work ranges from fighting poverty in Chicago to International Human Rights work with AJWS. She calls her self an idealistic realist who is challenging the status quo of what it means to be a "Typical Persian Girl".

 


 

 

Selah Leadership Program Testimonials


 

An effective balance of training and relationship-building

 

Jaime Rapaport Barry

It is rare to find a leadership program that effectively balances training, intentional relationship-building, and strategic thinking for the movement. I consistently find that I refer back to the practices that I learned at Selah, consult with fellow cohort members, and experience the benefit of the tight network that Selah helps create. The intergenerational aspect of the program provided a rich learning environment, allowing individuals to share from their experiences and expertise. Selah is one of the best strategies out there for investing in the Jewish social justice movement, bringing people together who might not otherwise meet, but who share a commitment to improving our communities.

Jaime Rapaport Barry, Cohort 4: National, 2007
Jaime Rapaport Barry is pursuing a master's degree in public policy at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and the former Southern CA Regional Director of Progressive Jewish Alliance.

Related Program: Selah Leadership Program

Program Areas: Leadership Institute

 


 

The gift that keeps giving

 

Andrea Levere

I waited seven years after becoming the president of CFED (Corporation for Enterprise Development) to follow my board's advice and participate in a leadership development program. Before I discovered Selah, I could not find a program that combined the concrete skills, experienced peers, program design and level of time commitment that convinced me to take the leap. What I discovered is that the Selah training and network is the gift that keeps giving in both expected and unexpected ways. I found the program to simultaneously challenge, inspire and teach me how to strengthen and make my leadership more sustainable and understand how it related to my Judaism. The core practices offer a unique combination of practical tools, management philosophy and insights from brain and behavioral science that have helped me to reinvent aspects of my leadership. Equally valuable to the personal benefits, however, is the network of colleagues that I met during the training who have become partners, mentors and friends — or all of the above within a Jewish commitment to social justice. These relationships continue inform and enhance my work in ways I could never have predicted, and make the Selah experience come alive to me on a daily basis. Many people say that being a leader can be a lonely job; with Selah, I always feel in surrounded by wise and warm friends.

Andrea Levere, Cohort 9

Andrea Levere is president of the Corporation for Enterprise Development.

Related Program: Selah Leadership Program

Program Areas: Leadership Institute

 


 

Challenges assumptions

 

Shawn Landres

The gift of this brain trust (and "heart trust") has been extraordinary for me. I recommend Selah for anyone who is prepared to challenge all of his assumptions, take ownership of and responsibility for her personal and professional power, and commit fully to relationships with some of the finest human beings in the community -- Jewish or any other. The thoughtful encouragement (and honest nudging) of my cohort peers gave me the push I needed to co-found Jumpstart. Without Selah, I wouldn't be where -- or who -- I am today.

Shawn Landres, Cohort 4: National, 2007
Shawn Landres is the CEO & Director of Research of Jewish Jumpstart, which develops, strengthens, and learns from emerging Jewish organizations that build community at the nexus of spirituality, learning, social activism, and culture. Prior to his work at Jewish Jumpstart Shawn was the Director of Research at Synagogue 3000.

Related Program: Selah Leadership Program

Program Areas: Leadership Institute

 


 

Sustainable practice

 

Quito Ziegler

Since participating in Selah, I have begun a regular practice of rest and reflection. This practice has made my social change work more sustainable. Participating in Selah also had an immeasurable community-building impact. Selah helped me connect to a huge network of amazing people engaged in social justice work that I never would have met otherwise.

Quito Ziegler, Cohort 2: East Coast, 2005
Quito Ziegler is a photographer and organizer working on immigrant justice issues.

Related Program: Selah Leadership Program

Program Areas: Leadership Institute

 


 

Tools to become flexible and adaptive

 

Ruth Messinger

On a personal level, Selah provided me with a great opportunity to step back from the day-to-day and reflect on my leadership style. It was helpful to get new and different perspectives on how to exercise my leadership more effectively. Organizationally, Selah offered my team concrete tools to become more flexible and adaptive. Using Selah tools like POP, we are now sharper about the focus of our internal meetings. With a shared language and leadership skill set among many members of the organization, we are now better at confronting issues rather than skirting around them. Selah taught us new ways to do things, to evaluate our work, and to strengthen our organizational thinking. These are essential skills for AJWS to respond better to constantly changing environments and a difficult economic climate.

Ruth Messinger, Cohort 7: Organizational, 2009
Ruth Messinger is the President and CEO of American Jewish World Service, an international organization that fosters civil society, sustainable development, and human rights for all people, while promoting the values and responsibilities of global citizenship within the Jewish community.

Related Program: Selah Leadership Program

Program Areas: Leadership Institute

 


 

The healthiest and most effective version of myself.

 

Lacey Schwartz

Selah was not only an incredible experience to help me focus my energy on how to be the best professional I could be, it also helped me fully evaluate my personal ecology and purpose and vision for my life. These are things that are incredibly important to making sure I am the healthiest and most effective version of myself, but outside of Selah I barely make time for.

Lacey Schwartz, Cohort 5: National

Lacey Schwartz is the CEO & Producer at Truth Aid.

Related Program: Selah Leadership Program

 


 

My organizational lifeblood

 

Robert Bank

The core pillars of Selah -- Purpose, Vision, Resourcefulness, Partnership, and Performance -- have become my organizational life blood. I use the teachings of each of these pillars in everything that I do, whether it be motivating staff, writing performance evaluations, public speaking, or fundraising.

I have been able to focus on the movement's strategic goals and accept the difficulties inherent in building national coalitions because of the part of the Selah curriculum that focuses on partnership and communication. I have been working to bring together widely diverse groups in government, non-profit, and industry around a National AIDS Strategy for the next US president to adopt in 2009. I am constantly humbled by the simplicity of stepping back and listening deeply, rather than relying on old assumptions. We have built a strong coalition that has been successful in persuading the leading Presidential candidates about the need for a bold, outcome-driven federal response to the AIDS epidemic.

Robert Bank, Cohort 2: East Coast, 2005; and Cohort 7: Organizational, 2009
Robert Bank is the Executive Vice President of American Jewish World Service (AJWS), and international development organization motivated by Judaism's imperative to pursue justice. Robert is a human rights activist and lawyer who has been advocating for vulnerable communities for over 20 years.

Related Program: Selah Leadership Program

Program Areas: Leadership Institute

 


 

Rewarding and enjoyable

 

Elissa Barrett

Who ever thought being pushed to acknowledge the full complement of my strengths and my obstacles to success could be so rewarding and so enjoyable! I am grateful to Selah for the tools I now regularly employ in managing team meetings, setting project goals and pushing myself and my team to imagine and implement ambitious plans for our organization's future. And I am grateful for the camaraderie with my fellow participants with whom I found an instant sense of fellowship and whom I have called on frequently to guide my decision-making in all aspects of my life. The relationships I have built in Selah have proved invaluable, personally and professionally.

Elissa Barrett, Cohort 5: National, 2008; and Cohort 7: Organizational, 2009

Elissa Barrett is the vice president and general counsel of Bet Tzedek Legal Services and past executive director of Progressive Jewish Alliance, one of Bend the Arc's legacy organizations.

Related Program: Selah Leadership Program

Program Areas: Leadership Institute


 

Past Selah Cohorts


Cohort 14: Jewish Leaders of Color

Tonda Case, East Bay Jewish Community Relations Council
Aaron Chandler, Main Street Alliance, a project of the Alliance for a Just Society
Hirut Eyob, Third Eye Collective/Integrated Lactation Consulting
Rachel Faulkner, Citizens of the World Charter Schools
Leo Ferguson, Jews for Racial and Economic Justice
Julie Fernandes, Open Society Foundations
Koach Baruch (KB) Frazier, Central Reform Congregation
Deliana Garcia, Migrant Clinicians Network
Eddie Iny, OUR Walmart
Jared Jackson, Jews in ALL Hues
Georgette Kennebrae, Reconstructionist Rabbinical College
Jessica Kingston, City of Saint Paul
Rachel Luce-Hitt, Valencia College
Shahanna McKinney-Baldon, Alliance of Black Jews
Vita Murrow, Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Boston
Lindsey Newman, Be'chol Lashon
Tamu Nolfo, Office of Health Equity, California Department of Public Health
Yasmeen Perez, Social Justice Fund Northwest
Aaron Samuels, Be'chol Lashon
Chava Shervington, Jewish Multiracial Network
Yoshi Silverstein, Hazon
Rachel Sumekh, Swipe Out Hunger

Cohort 13: National

Samantha Anderson, Jewish Funders Network
Ari Appel, Climate Action Campaign
Sarah Bryer, Juvenile Justice Network
Shari Edelstein
Ginna Green
Galit Gun, Purpose
Mark Hetfield, HIAS
Elana Kahn-Oren, Jewish Community Relations Council
Rachel Kahn-Troster, T'ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights
Jennifer Landau, New Mexico Immigrant Law Center
Judith Levey, Jewish Council on Urban Affairs
Chris Messinger, Boston Mobilization
Cindy Moelis, President's Commission on White House Fellowships
Lindsay Morris, National Council of Jewish Women
Nina Mukherji, Real Food Challenge
Benjamin Peck, Demos
Rebecca Polivy, Encounter
Jennie Rosenn, HIAS
Melissa Rudnick, Headwaters Foundation for Justice
Marc Seiden, Center for Community Change
Melissa Simon, Muhlenberg College
Janice Simsohn Shaw, Janice Simsohn Shaw Consulting LLC
Rachel Steinhardt, Welcoming America
Elliott Tepperman, Congregation Bnai Keshet

Cohort 12: National

Karen Abrams Gerber, Rally Point for Collaborative Change
JoEllen Chernow, Center for Popular Democracy
Dove Kent, Jews for Racial and Economic Justice
Noah Farkas, Valley Beth Shalom
Stefanie Fox, Jewish Voice for Peace
Maureen Greenwood-Basken, Wellspring Advisors
Seth Johnson, AFSCME
Victoria Kaplan, MoveOn.org
Rachel Laser, Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism
Abby Levine, Jewish Social Justice Roundtable
Adam Lioz, Demos
Elizabeth Lower-Basch, CLASP
Isaac Luria, Auburn Seminary
Carin Mrotz, Jewish Community Action
Karen Paul-Stern, New Israel Fund
Lilah Pomerance, SEIU
Dania Rajendra, Neighborhood Funders Group
Anya Rous, Just Vision
Hannah Sassaman, Media Mobilizing Project
Rebecca Shaloff, GoodWeave
Robin Smalley, mothers2mothers
Melissa Spatz, Piper Fund
Ira Stup, J Street
Shmuly Yanklowitz, Valley Beit Midrash
Sarah Zlotnik, PolicyLab

Cohort 11: San Francisco Bay Area

Sarah Adler, Worker Rights Consortium (WRC)
Orli Bein, New Israel Fund
Ali Cannon
Julia Caplan, Public Health Institute/ California Health in All Policies Task Force
Kim Carter, International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers (IFPTE)
Talia Cooper, Ma'yan
Diane Fisher, Jewish Community Relations Council, Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley
Amie Fishman, Transitions Clinic Network/ City College of San Francisco Collaborative
Susan Freundlich
Abby Friedman, Family Engagement Leadership Initiative (FamELI)
Kendra Froshman, Dolores Street Community Services
Michael Gast, Resource Generation
Gordon Gladstone, J Street
Miriam Joffe-Block, One Pacific Coast Foundation
Nancy Kirshner-Rodriguez, San Francisco Commission on the Status of Women
Elizabeth Landsberg, Western Center on Law & Poverty
Jessica Lehman, Senior and Disability Action Housing Advocacy
Libby Lenkinski, New Israel Fund
Sydney Mintz, Congregation Emanu-El
Lea Policoff, Kevah
Dorothy Richman, Community Rabbi
Julie Saxe-Taller, Congregation Sherith Israel
Naomi Tucker, Shalom Bayit

Cohort 10: National

Phil Aroneanu, 350.org
Melissa Balaban, IKAR
April Baskin, Union for Reform Judaism
Karen Elam, Jewish Federation of Greater Rochester
Veronica Federovsky, National Day Laborer Organizing Network
Danielle Feris, Hand in Hand: The Domestic Employers Association
Elissa Froman (z''l), National Council of Jewish Women
Steven M. Jacobson, Dorot Foundation
Rachel Jacoby Rosenfield, American Jewish World Service
Brad Leibin, David Baker + Partners Architects
Rachel Lerner, J Street
Josh Protas, Mazon: A Jewish Response to Hunger
Tamar Renaud, NYC Health Department
Rabbi Elizabeth Richman, Jews United for Justice (JUFJ)
Jonathan Rosenthal, Just Works Consulting
Vivian Rothstein, Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy (LAANE)
Toby Rubin, UpStart
Shamu Fenyvesi Sadeh, Adamah at Isabella Freedman
Lani Santo, Footsteps
Audrey Sasson
Jill Shenker, National Domestic Workers Alliance
Ariella Sidelsky, New Israel Fund
Rusty Stahl, Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy (EPIP)
Shari Turitz, American Jewish World Service
Rebecca Wisotsky, Funders for LGBTQ Issues
Jenni Wolfson, WITNESS

Cohort 9: Executive

Gideon Aronoff, Ameinu
Judith Bell, Policy Link
Shifra Bronznick, Advancing Women Professionals and the Jewish Community
Nina Bruder, Jewish New Teacher Project
Debra Chasnoff, Groundspark
Robert Fersh, Convergence
Laura Geller, Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills
Bethany Henderson, White House Fellow
Andrea Levere, Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED)
Susan Lubeck, Bend the Arc
Steve Mendelsohn, The Trevor Project
Soo Ji Min, Temple Beth Emeth
Sammie Moshenberg, National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW)
Laurie Moskowitz, ONE
Susan Musinsky, Root Cause
Deborah Newbrun, Hazon
Daniel Newman, MapLight
Dan Petegorsky, National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy
Vic Rosenthal, Jewish Community Action
Tzivia Schwartz Getzug, Independent Consultant
Shari Silberstein, Equal Justice USA
Lisa Woll, US SIF: The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment

Cohort 8: Boston

Julie Aronowitz, Jewish Community Relations Council
Ellie Axe, Common Impact
Joseph Berman, Hebrew College Rabbinical School
Lisa Danetz, Demos: A Network for Ideas & Action
Enid Eckstein, 1199SEIU
Amber Espar, Moving On Center: School for Participatory Arts and Research
Lisa Gallatin, Boston Workmen's Circle
Dan Gelbtuch, Dorchester Bay Economic Development Corporation
Tiffany Gordon, Hebrew College Rabbinical School
Jessica Greenfield, City Year
Ora Grodsky, Just Works Consulting
Rebecca Herst, Temple Israel of Boston
Debbie Katz, Community Catalyst
Emma Kippley-Ogman, Hebrew College Rabbinical School
Max Klau, City Year
Susan Moser, Temple Israel of Boston
Rebecca Onie, Health Leads
Barbara Penzner, Temple Hillel B'nai Torah
Judith Rosenbaum
Brian Rosman, Health Care For All
Dan Rothstein, The Right Question Project
Cindy Rowe, Jewish Alliance for Law and Social Action
Jodi Sugerman-Brozan, Alternatives for Community & Environment

Cohort 7: Organizational

Robert Bank, American Jewish World Service
Elissa Barrett, Bet Tzedek Legal Services
Judith Belasco, Hazon
Rachel Biale
Sarah Church, Responsible Purchasing Network
Cheryl Cook, AVODAH: The Jewish Service Corps
Maya Crawford, American Jewish World Service
Rich Feczko, Keshet
Joshua Feldman, Six Points Fellowship
Brian Gladstein, Illinois Campaign for Political Reform
Brooke Hirschfelder, American Jewish World Service
Andrea Jacobs
Idit Klein, Keshet
Irene Lehrer, Jewish Education Project
Renanit Levy, Hazon
Nancy Lipsey, New York Road Runners
Hadassah Max, American Jewish World Service
Ruth Messinger, American Jewish World Service
Jane Ramsey
Bonnie Rosenbaum, Keshet
Nigel Savage, Hazon
Riva Silverman, American Jewish World Service
Tom Walsh
Samantha Wolthuis, American Jewish World Service

Cohort 6: Los Angeles

Naomi Ackerman, Flowers Aren't Enough
Rachel Andres
Joshua Avedon, Jumpstart
Maya Barron
Julie Bergman Sender, Balcony Films
Malka Fenyvesi, Center for Nonprofit Management
Anne Friedrich, Menorah Housing Foundation
Rabbi Dara Frimmer, Temple Isaiah
Sharon Gelman, Artists for a New South Africa
Rabbi Jocee Hudson, Temple Israel of Hollywood
Rabbi Jonathan Klein, Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice
Gary Kosman, America Learns
Laureen Lazarovici, Kasier Permanente Labor Management Partnership
Rabbi Joshua Levine Grater, Pasadena Jewish Temple and Center
Scott Minkow, Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles
Tali Pressman, Cornerstone Theater Company
Cecilia Ribakoff
David Robinson, Keshet
Rabbi Ahud Sela, Temple Ramat Zion
Jonathan Skurnik, Skurnik Productions
Kabira Stokes Hochberg, Isidore Electronics Recycling

Cohort 5: National

Rachel Ackoff, NYU Graduate Student
Eric Altman, FEGS
Elissa Barrett, Bet Tzedek Legal Services
Catherine Bell, Keshet
Beth Benjamin, Ma'yan: The Jewish Women's Project of the JCC in Manhattan
Ben Brandzel, Independent Consultant
Suzanne Feinspan, Suzanne Feinspan Consulting
Vikki Frank
Joy Friedman, Union for Reform Judaism
Sarah From, Do Your Best Work
Karla Goldman, University of Michigan
Eric Greene
Julie Iny, Jewish Community Center of the East Bay
Alan Kaplan, The New York Immigration Coalition
Carinne Luck, MoveOn.org
Larry Marx, The Children's Agenda
Adina Mermelstein Konikoff, American Jewish World Service
Miriam Messinger, Interaction Institute for Social Change
Nommi Nadich, JCRC of Greater Boston
Lenore Palladino, Demos
Paula Pearlman, Disability Rights Legal Center
Adina Rosenbaum, Public Citizen
Lacey Schwartz, Gold Glass Productions/ Be'chol Lashon
Sally Scott, Baltimore Neighborhood Collaborative
Lanya Shapiro, Traction
Brent Spodek, The Emek Project, Beacon Hebrew Alliance
Ilana Sumka, Center for Jewish Nonviolence
Jos Thalheimer, Slingshot
Alissa Wise, Jewish Voice for Peace

Cohort 4: National

Nicole Berner, Service Employees International Union
Heather Booth, Americans for Financial Reform
Dan Cantor, Working Families Party
Diane Cantor
Sasha Chanoff, RefugePoint
Tamara Cohen, Reconstructionist Rabbinical College
Alan Cohen, Henry Schein, Inc.
Russ Finkelstein
Lisa Gossels, Good Egg Productions, Inc.
Rabbi Steve Greenberg, CLAL-The National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership
Mark Hanis, White House Fellow
Nancy K. Kaufman, National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW)
Idit Klein, Keshet
Frances Kunreuther, Building Movement Project
Shawn Landres, Jumpstart
Lori Leibowitz, The Women's Collective
David Lubell, Welcoming America
Rachel Micah-Jones, Centro de los Derechos del Migrante, Inc.
Debbie Mukamal, Prisoner Reentry Institute
Jaime Rapaport Barry, UpStart
Marilyn Sneiderman, AVODAH: The Jewish Service Corps
Nancy Schwartz Sternoff, G&S Consultants
Becka Tilsen, BBT Coaching and Consulting
Jon Wheeler, Netcentric Campaigns
Billy Yalowitz, Arts in Community Program, Temple University
Felice Yeskel (z''l)

Cohort 3: Washington, DC

Jonathan Brumer
Jessica Champagne, Worker Rights Consortium
Scott Dinsmore
Rabbi Fred Scherlinder Dobb, Adat Shalom Reconstructionist Congregation
Rebecca Epstein, Planned Parenthood Federation of America
Stephanie Krone Firestone
Rebecca Fox, Wellspring Advisors
Dan Furmansky, Independent Consultant
Timi Gerson, American Jewish World Service
Emily Goodstein, Blackbaud
Eli Kasargod-Staub, Service Employees International Union
Robin Katcher, Management Assistance Group
Rabbi Daniella Kolodny, Assembly of Masorti Synagogues
Rob Levy, Center for Financial Services Innovation
Sara Rostolder Mandell, District of Columbia Jewish Community Center
Joelle Novey, Greater Washington Interfaith Power and Light
Stefanie Ostfeld, Global AIDS Alliance
Nahanni Rous
Lenny Sandlar, Columbia Law School
Erin Scharff, NYU Law School
Abe Schuchman, Housing Unlimited, Inc.
Susanna Shapiro, Community Science
Debbie Stillman, National Council of Jewish Women
Hadar Susskind, Bend the Arc
Shana Tabak, Georgetown Law School
Jevera Temsky, Tifereth Israel Congregation
Rebecca Wasserman, American Jewish World Service
Yochanan Zakai, Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission

Cohort 2: East Coast

Robert Bank, American Jewish World Service
Whitney Briton
Eitan Buchvall
Daniel H. Bush
Aaron Dorfman, American Jewish World Service
Jacob Feinspan, Jews United for Justice
Ben Goldfarb, Wellstone Action
Sally Gottesman, Moving Traditions, Eleemosynary Group
Rebecca Guber
Adam Gurvitch, National Immigration Law Center
Hadar Harris, Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, American University Washington College of Law
Rabbi Jill Jacobs, T'ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights
Aliza Kline, Advancing Women Professionals and the Jewish Community
Elana Kogan, Bend the Arc
Michelle Lackie, Hillel: the Foundation for Jewish Campus Life
Rabbi Sarah Meytin, Adas Israel Congregation
Dara Nussbaum-Vazquez, New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC)
Udi Ofer, New York Civil Liberties Union
Amanda Pogany, Solomon Schechter School of Manhattan
Molly Schultz Hafid, Unitarian Universalist Veatch Program at Shelter Rock
Pamela Shifman, NoVo Foundation
Yolanda Shoshana, Kosher Soul Food
Rabbi Alana Suskin, Americans for Peace Now
Rabbi K'vod Wieder, Temple Beth El of South Orange County
Noah T. Winer, Dragonfly
Quito Ziegler

Cohort 1: East Coast

Ronit Avni, Just Vision
Adam Berman, Urban Adamah
Aaron Bisman
Suzanne Bring
Jeremy Burton, JCRC of Greater Boston
Stosh Cotler, Bend the Arc
Sandi Dubowski, Films That Change the World, Trembling Before God, A Jihad for Love
Anna Fink, New World Foundation
Ilanit Gerblich Kalir, Cleveland Federation
Ari Holtzblatt
Claudia Horwitz, Stone Circles
Amanda Joseph
Joshua Kern, Thurgood Marshall Academy Public Charter School
Rabbi Jason Kimelman-Block, Bend the Arc
Amichai Lau-Lavie, Storahtelling Inc., Jewish Theological Seminary
Aliza Mazor, Bikkurim: An Incubator for New Jewish Ideas
Yavilah McCoy
Mik Moore, Jewish Council for Education and Research
Minna Scherlinder Morse, Art and Remembrance
Julia Pimsleur, Little Pim Corporation
Daniel Rosan, The Frankel Group
Benjamin Ross, Hebrew Union College
Stephanie Ruskay, AVODAH: The Jewish Service Corps
Nigel Savage, Hazon
Pella Schafer, The Living Arts Counseling Center
Amanda Silver, Amanda Silver Consulting
Rabbi Felicia Sol, Congregation B'nai Jeshurun
Karla Van Praag, JOIN for Justice