Detroit Community Leadership Initiative Testimonials

The professional development component of the retreat was extremely useful.  Members of the Detroit Leadership Initiative have helped me make professional connections and served as sounding boards for new ideas.  

-Rabbi Ariana Silverman

The connections I've made through the Detroit Leadership Initiative have been instrumental in furthering my personal and professional development. Before I was part of the leadership initiative I had not stepped foot into the Issac Agree Downtown Synagogue. The leadership initiative quite literally opened the doors to the synagogue’s doors for me. I've become much more interested in the history of Jewish Detroit, and started asking new questions on my role in revitalizing the city, and my place to do so.

More than anything, I've learned to work across difference in a constructive and democratic way. The Detroit Leadership group has taught me the importance of slow thoughtful progress, and that the results are only as good as the process.

-Noam Kimelman