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Like social change, leadership is about engaging others, sustaining and cultivating communities and movements, inspiring others to give their best, and fulfilling your vision and your organization's mission.

Bend the Arc’s Selah Leadership Program is designed for Jewish social justice leaders working in Jewish and secular contexts. Selah provides unparalleled training for leaders, new tools to enhance your vision and facilitate organizational change, and the opportunity to learn among some of the nation's most innovative and inspiring Jewish social change leaders. After all, no social justice leader works alone.

The application process, ongoing through Sept 22, 2019, is highly competitive and open to Jews interested in exploring the connections between leadership, social justice and Jewish identity.

Cohort 16

Applications are now being accepted for the next cohort of Selah. For the third time, this cohort will be focused on training self-identified Jewish Leaders of Color, which could include Sephardic and Mizrahi Jews.The process is highly competitive and open to Jewish Leaders of Color interested in exploring the connections between leadership, social justice and Jewish identity. Applications and letters of recommendation will be accepted through Sept 22, 2019.

This cohort will not only be a powerful space for the participants to deepen their leadership skills and build community, but is part of Bend the Arc’s commitment to being part of a broader movement to counter systemic patterns of racism in the Jewish community (including our own organization) and the country.