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The full group at the Selah Network Gathering 2015. Photo credit: Emily Goodstein.

Please contact Kayla Glick at kglick@bendthearc.us with questions.

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Selah Cohort 14 

Applications are now being accepted for the next cohort of the Selah Leadership Program. Cohort 14 will be focused on training Jewish Leaders of Color. The application process is highly competitive and open to Leaders of Color interested in exploring the connections between leadership, social justice and Jewish identity.

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.

Applications will be accepted through October 12, 2015.

Applicants should save the following dates.

Attendance in all sessions is required for the program. 

Training 1: January 10-13, 2016 (Sunday-Wednesday); Calistoga, CA

Training 2: April 4-6, 2016 (Monday-Wednesday); Reisterstown, MD

What are the criteria for eligibility?

  • Demonstrated effective leadership with a minimum of seven years of experience in the social justice sector
  • Position of influence within your organization or volunteer network
  • Work requiring collaboration with others, and/or supervision
  • Must be a social change leader working or playing a significant volunteer leadership role in a Jewish organization or secular social change organization
  • Religious, cultural, or other Jewish identity that informs your social change work
  • Commitment to personal growth
  • Desire to be part of a group learning environment and intentional network

How much does Selah cost?

The true cost of the Selah Leadership Program is over $7,000 per participant.  Thanks to the generosity of our supporters, including the Nathan Cummings Foundation and the Grossberg Abram Foundation, we are able to offer Selah on a sliding scale from $600 - $1500, based on your organization's budget. This cost includes room, board, materials and training for all 8 full days of the program.  It does not include travel. Selah is a professional development program. We encourage organizations, rather than individuals, to pay for the program. We can provide additional documentation to help secure professional development time or funding from one's organization.

We will do our best to ensure that no accepted candidates are prevented from attending due to financial reasons. Scholarships are available to those whose organization is unable to cover tuition.

Selah Leadership Program Sliding Scale Tuition

If your organization’s annual budget is:

Selah Tuition

$0 < $499,999

600

$500,000 - $999,000

700

$1,000,00 - $4,999,999

850

$5,000,000 - $9,999,999

1200

$10,000,000 and up

1500

How do I apply?
Candidates may submit applications online here.

In addition to basic information and answering a number of questions, the application requires two letters of recommendation from people who know your leadership: one from inside your organization and one from outside.

October 12, 2015               Application deadline

November 23, 2015           Applicants are notified of their acceptance status

What are the requirements and time expectations for my participation in a Selah Cohort?

Due to the intensive nature of the training and Selah's focus on building a cohesive learning community, participants must be able to attend all trainings in full.

Each Selah cohort consists of:

  • An opening 4-day training
  • Monthly peer coaching meetings with 2 – 3 people
  • Weekly homework assignments (a total of 2 – 4 hours each month)
  • A monthly learning call (1-1.5 hours/month)
  • A closing 3-day training

The average time commitment per month is between 3 – 6 hours.