Applications for Selah Cohort 17 are open until March 12, 2021.
Any questions about the Selah Leadership Program can be directed to Leili Davari, Selah Program Manager, at [email protected].
In 2002, Rockwood Leadership Institute partnered with Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice to co-create Bend the Arc’s Selah Leadership Program. Selah draws on the core elements of Rockwood’s transformative leadership development curriculum and infuses the program with Jewish practice and wisdom to support leaders’ ability to work effectively, sustainably, and collaboratively for social change within and beyond the Jewish community. Rockwood has provided both content and training expertise to Selah from its inception, and continues to influence Selah’s evolution and impact.
In 2015, after thirteen cohorts with a majority of white Jews, Selah launched its first cohort specifically for Jewish Leaders of Color. We made this decision because while the American Jewish community is multiracial — current estimates are that between 10-20% of the American Jewish community identify as Jews of Color — there continues to be only a few prominent Jewish Leaders of Color in Jewish mainstream organizations.
We're excited that Cohort 17 will continue to be a space that is explicitly for Jewish Leaders of Color. Part of the purpose of this project is to create a cohort where Jewish Leaders of Color can build deep, interdependent relationships with each other to advance and support each other in their leadership inside and outside the Jewish community. Due to the current Covid pandemic and the need for continued social distancing, Cohort 17 will be an entirely virtual cohort.
Selah is the first leadership training designed specifically for Jewish leaders working across the social change field. Since its founding in 2002, Selah has trained more than 340 leaders from over 200 organizations.
Training dates for Selah Cohort 17:
Virtual Training 1:
Wednesday May 26, 2021 — 9amPT/12pmET - 3pmPT/6pmET
Thursday May 27th, 2021 — 9amPT/12pmET - 3pmPT/6pmET
Virtual Training 2:
Wednesday February 23, 2022 — 9amPT/12pmET - 3pmPT/6pmET
Thursday February 24, 2022 — 9amPT/12pmET - 3pmPT/6pmET
Monthly Webinars (all webinars will take place 9amPT/12pmET - 11amPT/2pmET):
Thursday June 24, 2021
Thursday July 22, 2021
Thursday August 19, 2021
Thursday September 23, 2021
Thursday October 21, 2021
Thursday November 18,2021
Thursday December 16, 2021
Thursday January 13, 2022