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.