Selah Leadership Program Participants

Cohort 15


 

Graie Barasch-Hagans

Graie Barasch Hagans

National Organizer & Training Coordinator, Bend the Arc: Jewish Action

Graie Barasch Hagans is the National Organizer and Training Coordinator at Bend the Arc where he organizes American Jews to build olam ha’ba. He holds a MPP from Rutgers University and serves on the board of the Philadelphia Student Union and Jews in All Hues. He is a native of St. Louis and has a deep love for the midwest. Before joining Bend the Arc in June 2017 Graie was an interfaith organizer with the PICO National Network. He is a transmasculine Black Jewish G*d fearing justice lover.

 


 

Hasan Bhatti

Hasan Bhatti

Human Systems Intrapreneur, Ashoka

Hasan is currently in transition between a Master's in International Peace and Conflict Resolution and entering the world through their passions. Graduate school took a few years of on the ground work away from Hasan, but since the last class tolled in May, it has been back to getting hands dirty in the field. On an average week, Hasan is rock climbing in the early mornings, working at Ashoka by day, maybe leading a dialogue/participating in community organizing in the evening, and giving back to the intentional community they live in at night. On a weekend, you can find Hasan taking long walks in parks, making music, dancing, staring blissfully into the sky, or following the fun/social justice whats-it that needs to happen.

 


 

Iden Campbell McCollum

Iden Campbell McCollum

Executive Director, The Campbell Center

Iden Campbell McCollum is the Founder and Executive Director of The Campbell Center, in Washington, DC for individuals living with mental health and substance abuse/addictions challenges. Iden has worked in the nonprofit sector in Washington DC, Maryland, Virginia and North Carolina. Iden also served as a commissioner on DC boards as the Chairperson of the DC State Vocational Rehabilitation Commission (facilitating employment among individuals with physical or mental impairments) and the Mayor's Office of LGBTQ Affairs. Iden also serves as a consultant to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

 


 

Dora Chen

Dora Chen

Associate General Counsel, Service Employees International Union

Dora Chen has devoted her legal career to working in the labor movement. She has spent the last decade at the Service Employees International Union, where she is currently an Associate General Counsel and serves as Counsel for SEIU's Political Programs. Before coming to SEIU, Dora was an associate at the union-side labor law firm of Bredhoff & Kaiser, and also served as a law clerk to Judge T.S. Ellis, III of the U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of Virginia. Dora is a graduate of Cornell University and the University of Michigan Law School. She lives in Washington, D.C. with her husband and two children, where they are members of Temple Sinai.

 


 

Leili Davari

Leili Davari

Organizer, Bend the Arc

Leili spent the last six years in Los Angeles where she first got involved with Bend the Arc as a Jeremiah Fellow in 2011. The following year, she was selected as a Community Organizing Residency Fellow (COR) and was placed at CHIRLA where she organized a committee of domestic workers in the successful effort to pass the California Domestic Workers Bill of Rights (AB 241). In 2013, after COR, Leili worked as an Organizer with Parent Revolution, where she organized Latinx and Black families to improve their local public schools. She now currently lives in the Bay Area where she is the Regional Organizer for Bend the Arc.

 


 

Danielle Diuguid

Danielle Diuguid

Senior Knowledge and Learning Manager, Education Outside

Danielle Diuguid is the Senior Knowledge and Learning Manager at Education Outside (EO), where she supports the professional development of EO's 58 instructors and the programmatic impact initiatives for EO's partner schools in the San Francisco Bay Area. She also helps lead the diversity, equity, and inclusion programming for the organization. Outside of work, Danielle is a member of the Racial Justice team at Bend the Arc’s Bay Area chapter, which works to make the Jewish community a more inclusive space while elevating the stories and experiences of Jews of Color.

 


 

Salina Greene

Salina Greene

Chair-Adas Racial Justice Working Group, Adas Israel Congregation

Salina Greene currently sits on the Board of Directors at Adas Israel Congregation, Washington, D.C. and chairs the RJWG (Racial Justice Working Group). The RJWG seeks to encourage a deeper understanding of contemporary racism to enhance the community's ability to counter racial bias in everyday life, the synagogue, and society as a whole. As a lifelong advocate, she has worked on issues including racism in and outside of the Jewish community, disparities in healthcare access and economic opportunities, civil rights, education, and policing. Salina works as a Policy Practitioner at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, serves as a Commissioner on the Economic Opportunities Commission in Alexandria, VA, and also sits on the Human Rights Committee for the State of Virginia.

 


 

Jacqueline Hamilton

Jacqueline Hamilton

Senior Counsel, Office of Congressmember Karen Bass

Born and raised in Southern California, I spent 11 years in the east, attending law school and working in Washington, D.C. I have been happily married for over a quarter century and have a quirky, generous-hearted 20-year-old daughter attending Wesleyan University. I am a Jew by both heritage and choice. I studied theatre at UCLA undergrad and have never regretted it for a moment. I have had the honor of: working with disturbed children in a residential boys home; contributing to a landmark UN conference on environment and women's rights; leveraging $1.2 million of investment in math education in South Los Angeles; and advancing the agenda of an exemplary legislator. I love choral music and I do the NY Times crossword puzzle every day.

 


 

Autumn Leonard

Autumn Leonard

Sanctuary Homes Organizer/Race Working Group Chair, Hand-In Hand / Kolot Chayeinu

Autumn Leonard inherited a love of equality from her parents who braved laws against interracial marriage and got legally hitched in 1960. Autumn worked as the Creative Action Coordinator for United for a Fair Economy, using theater techniques to help craft press events and stage creative social actions. She has been a trainer for Ruckus and a puppet builder for Art & Revolution; she has chaired the Race Task Force at Kolot Chayeinu in support of other Jews of color and taught at Kolot's K'tanim program. Autumn is currently the National Sanctuary Homes Organizer for Hand In Hand, the domestic employers network, and teaches yoga at Urban Asanas in Brooklyn.

 


 

Nate Looney

Nate Looney

Owner - Urban Farmer, Westside Urban Gardens

Nate is an entrepreneur, Army veteran, 5th generation farmer and advocate for social justice. After spending eight years in the Army as Military Police including one tour in Iraq and Hurricane Katrina related missions, Nate returned to Los Angeles to complete an undergraduate business degree from American Jewish University. After graduation he started Westside Urban Gardens, an innovative urban agriculture company in Los Angeles, Ca that focuses on aquaponics and controlled environment agriculture. Nate is an alum of both the Jeremiah fellowship and NewGround: A Muslim Jewish Partnership.

 


 

Kat Macías

Kat Macías

DC Program Director, Avodah

Kat Mací­as is a queer Puerto Rican and Cuban Jew-by-Choice who brings their intersectional anti-oppression praxis to Avodah after having completed a M.Ed. in Higher Education from Merrimack College. During their graduate studies, Kat researched and developed a Queer Students of Color Leadership Development Curriculum. Most recently, they served as the Multicultural Achievement Peer Program (MAPP) Coordinator at Middlesex Community College where they managed a program that directly supported low-income students of color. Kat moved to DC from Boston where they participated in the JOIN for Justice Fellowship and worked at Keshet two years leading community building programs and LGBTQ inclusion trainings. Kat also enjoys reviving family recipes, dancing to in kitchens, and creating art.

 


 

Janu Mendel

Janu Mendel

Director, Repair the World

Janu Mendel is the Director of Repair the World, Miami. Born and raised in Kingston, Jamaica, he had his bar-mitzvah in a sand-floored synagogue and developed his life-long love of reggae music. After university, he moved to Miami and worked in corporate business for seven years. Seeking something more meaningful, he found his home in Miami’s Jewish community, realizing that this was where he belonged professionally. He has managed 20s & 30s engagement efforts for Temple Beth Am, Miami since 2013. He joined Repair in April, 2017 from his prior role as Director of Engagement at University of Miami Hillel.

 


 

Kai Mishlove

Kai Mishlove

Cofounder, Open Arms

Kai Gardner Mishlove has a BA in Political Science from Boston University with graduate studies in Public Health from the University of Illinois. She is active in many communities and has served on the boards of Hillel Milwaukee, the Jewish Community Relations Council of Milwaukee, Hands and Voices and various disability rights groups. She has a long history of advocating for various marginalized and vulnerable communities. Kai is employed by Ascension HealthCare Wisconsin improving healthcare delivery and patient health outcomes. Kai is a very proud mother and stepmother of four adult children. One of her children is Deaf. Kai feels very strongly about the importance building global bridges between cultures and communities.

 


 

Danielle Natelson

Danielle Natelson

Director of Jewish Learning and Leadership, Hillel at UCLA

In her sixth year at Hillel at UCLA Danielle serves as the Director of Jewish Learning and Leadership. Her tenure has included revamping the student leadership model to better engage nearly 1800 Jewish Bruins. Her success at Hillel earned her selection for the inaugural cohort of the Ezra Fellowship among other professional development and leadership opportunities. Recently Danielle was selected to speak on a panel about racial justice and diversity in the Jewish community at the Jewish Funders Network Conference. An avid singer, Danielle seeks to amplify her voice as a vehicle for connection and change.

 


 

Oraneet Shikmah Orevi

Oraneet Shikmah Orevi

New Gen Leadership Council/ Staff Attorney, NIF & Bay Area Legal Aid

Oraneet Shikmah Orevi is an Israeli-American, Mizrahi, bisexual woman of color, feminist, and Jewish social justice activist. Due to her various identities, Oraneet is especially interested in and inspired by the intersectionality of identities and how the differences between them overlap to reveal united communities and commonalities. Oraneet received her Bachelor's Degree from UC San Diego and her law degree from Golden Gate University School of Law. Currently, Oraneet is a poverty lawyer specializing in eviction defense to keep some of the most vulnerable Bay Area community members in their homes; she is deeply committed to creating and contributing to spaces where everyone belongs.

 


 

Courtney Parker West

Courtney Parker West

Director, Alumni Impact - Racial Equity & VBLD, Teach For America

Courtney Parker West is a community organizer and educator. After teaching middle school for 5 years and coaching Teach For America teachers for 4 in the rural south, Parker West now works with alumni of Teach For America who are seeking to do systems-level change in advocacy of students both within education as well as in other institutions that impact education. Parker West is a writer for Huffington Post and Daily Dot, has recently launched a consulting business, and is currently planning the first cross-regional convening for alumni of color in four Teach For America regions across two states. Her pronouns are she/hers and she lives with her spouse, also a public school educator and community organizer, and their many plants in Raleigh, NC. Deeply passionate about racial equity, intersectionality, and anti-oppression work, Courtney believes in honoring her ancestors in the spaces she occupies thinking always of what can be possible seven generations from now.

 


 

Mira Rivera

Mira Rivera

Rabbi, Harlem Havruta

Born in Michigan, Mira Rivera grew up in the Philippines before returning to NYC to dance. She performed with the Martha Graham Dance Company and Actors' Equity productions while earning a BFA in Film from New York University. During her studies at The Jewish Theological Seminary, she served at Kehillat Eshel Avraham in Beersheva and at Brotherhood Synagogue in NY as the Resnick Rabbinic Student. She received ordination at JTS with an MA in Jewish Studies and a Certificate of Clinical Pastoral Education, after which she became a Chaplain Resident at Mt. Sinai Hospital. Currently DOROT's Chaplain Fellow, Rabbi Rivera co-founded Harlem Havruta, a brave space for Torah-learning and neighborhood engagement for Jews of Color, allies and co-conspirators.

 


 

Krissy Roth

Krissy Roth

Senior Program Officer, Criminal Justice Program, Amnesty International USA

Krissy Roth joins Amnesty International USA as Senior Program Officer for Criminal Justice Programs, to oversee AIUSA's work on abolishing the death penalty and stopping unlawful killings by police. In this role Krissy serves as AIUSA's expert and public spokesperson on these issues and is tasked to implement a strategy working with AIUSA grassroots activist, impacted communities, key partners, and elected officials to provide impact and advance these human rights objectives. This includes elevating cases of human rights abuses, state based campaigns, and federal legislative and administrative advocacy. Prior to AIUSA, Krissy was the Deputy Director of Domestic Policy at the Jewish Council for Public Affairs focusing on issues including criminal justice reform, civil rights, individual liberties, and equal opportunity policy. In this role she represented the organization's domestic interests before members of congress and staff and administration officials along with working with national partners and Jewish Community Relations Councils. Krissy has worked at other nonprofits like ACLU and National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health, and also served as an Field Organizer in a 2014 congressional race. She holds a BS in Communications Management and Design from Ithaca College.

 


 

Jna Shelomith

Jna Shelomith

Diversity & Organizational Development Specialist, Ramsey County

Jna Shelomith grew up in a family that spoke six languages, with roots in Morocco and Russia. Consultant, community organizer, organizational leader and educator with diverse communities for over 30 years, Jna is a Diversity and Organizational Development Specialist for Ramsey County, Minnesota's largest and most racially and linguistically diverse county. Through community engagement and systems change, Jna addresses complex challenges impacting diverse communities. Adjuncting at the University of Minnesota's School of Public Health, coaching in the Sheriff’s department, or consulting nationally with homeless youth services, Jna cultivates meaningful reflection, healing and dialogue, enabling participants to strategically advance new thinking and action.

 


 

Rafael Shimunov

Rafael Shimunov

National Creative Director, Working Families Party

Rafael Shimunov is the National Creative Director for the Working Families Party where he helps craft persuasion campaigns for progressive candidates and issues for 12 states, several local chapters and the national office. He serves on the board of Jews for Racial and Economic Justice and is a leader with IfNotNow. Previously he headed the Center for Constitutional Rights' digital program and as Associate Director for Communication at PolicyLink, an Oakland based think tank lifting up intersections of race and economic equity, data and policymaking. As a child refugee and a Queens housing project kid, Rafael is driven deeply by criminal justice reform and immigration.

 


 

Sabrina Sojourner

Sabrina Sojourner

Shaliach Tzibbur, Educator, and Community Chaplain, Ind. Contractor to entities and individuals

Sabrina Sojourner has been leading services, teaching, and storytelling for nearly 10 years across the Washington, DC region, including five years on the Charles W Smith Life Communities Campus. Her influences include new and traditional Jewish music, Jazz, and Rabbis Eli Aronoff, and Zalman Schachtor Shalomi z"l, Marcia Prager, and Shawn Zevi. In the 1990's she gained a national reputation as a facilitator of tough conversations on isms across and within progressive communities, and as a speaker/trainer on diversity and multiculturalism. She is a Co-Convener for the Jewish Multiracial Network, Mid-Atlantic, mother, and grandmother.

 


 

Anike Tourse

Anike Tourse

Film Project Director, Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA)

Anike has written for television serials One Life to Live, Girlfriends and is the playwright of the stage play No Milk Today which premiered at the 2014 Wisconsin Fermentation Fest. She has written and produced multilingual videos and public service announcements for the Immigrant Rights Movement including the Know Your Rights training video for the Coalition for the Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA) that has now been viewed by millions world wide. Anike is the writer, producer and first time director of award winning short film America; I Too, also commissioned by CHIRLA. Anike's feature film about a mixed ethnic and mixed immigrant status family that fights to stay unified in spite of the crumbling of their protective statuses, deportation, and great loss goes into production in the summer of 2018. Anike is a graduate of Bates College and earned her Master of Fine Arts degree from The Ohio State University. Anike is the principal of production company Mixed Operations.

 


 

Yehudah (Wesley) Webster II

Yehudah (Wesley) Webster II

Jews of Color Caucus Member Leader, JFREJ

Community organizer and political activist Yehudah Webster works to ensure the Jewish community remains committed to the fight for racial justice. As a community leader for Jews for Racial & Economic Justice, Yehudah supports the police accountability and the Black Lives Matter campaigns through organizing meaningful actions and lobbying for legislative reform. He is also a resident of Moishe House in Park Slope, Brooklyn, organizing 7 events a month for Jews in their 20s and 30s. Yehudah works primarily as the director of B'nai Mitzvah Campaign, an innovative bar/bat mitzvah tutoring company that provides meaningful learning experiences to students on their journey to Jewish adulthood.

 


 

Terry Wunder

Terry Wunder

Senior Program Director, Moishe House

Terry Wunder was born in South Korea, adopted by New York Jews, was raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico, is the Senior Program Director at Moishe House, and was always told that curiosity is important. If you're trying to find him, he's probably trying to learn something new, at the beach, or at Dodgers Stadium.

 


 

Eyal Yerushalmi

Eyal Yerushalmi

Director of Outreach, Eastern U.S., New Israel Fund

Eyal Yerushalmi is the Director of Outreach, Eastern U.S. for the New Israel Fund. Previously, he served in fundraising roles at Young Women's Leadership Network and American Jewish World Service. Additionally, Eyal has consulted for several national and international organizations. He also spent six years as a grantmaker at Atlantic Philanthropies, a private foundation. Eyal holds a Bachelor’s in history from San Francisco State University and a Master’s in nonprofit management from the New School. He was born in Israel, but moved to the States in his teens. He is passionate about social justice and human rights.

 


 

 

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