Selah testimonials

Selah testimonials

Robert Bank, Cohort 2: East Coast, 2005; and Cohort 7: Organizational, 2009

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.  

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Andrea Levere, Cohort 9

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.

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Lacey Schwartz, Cohort 5: National

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.

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Rabbi Felicia Sol, Cohort 1: East Coast, 2004

The Selah program gave me concrete tools to use in my everyday life to help me to maximize my potential as a rabbi.

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Shawn Landres, Cohort 4: National, 2007

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.

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Quito Ziegler, Cohort 2: East Coast, 2005

Since participating in Selah, I have begun a regular practice of rest and reflection. This practice has made my social change work more sustainable.

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Heather Booth, Cohort 4: National, 2007

The people in my cohort are wonderful—activists/leaders/artists—people who will make a difference. Selah helps us connect to each other and deepen our understanding of each other's work.

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

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! The relationships I have built in Selah have proved invaluable, personally and professionally.

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Jaime Rapaport Barry, Cohort 4: National, 2007

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.

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April Baskin, Selah Cohort 10: National

Selah has equipped me with the tools, concepts and language that have just begun to deepen my skills and ownership of my leadership and personal power for the benefit of my community. Executive leadership is incredibly demanding and Selah has bolstered my ability and confidence to more effectively address the challenges I encounter in my work.