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Danielle Selber

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The Shabbat Project

The Shabbat Project seeks to provide Shabbat experiences in casual, no-pressure, and non-traditional settings for Jewish young adults in their 20s and 30s, with the ultimate goal of encouraging people to “take Shabbat home” – to incorporate it into their own lives and the lives of their future families, in whatever way they choose. Retreat-style weekends and community Shabbat dinners will invite people to experience Shabbat, often for the first time, and discover that there is no “right” way to connect with Shabbat and Judaism -- but millions of ways to try. The Shabbat Project's signature program is The Shorehouse, a summer retreat house for Jewish young professionals seeking to spend a relaxing and engaging Shabbat together.

About the Founder: 

Danielle graduated with her Masters in Jewish Studies from Gratz College. Building off three successful fellowships in the Jewish community, including a year as a Birthright Israel NEXT Fellow, she aspires to a career in the Jewish non-profit world. A Jane of all trades, Danielle is a published writer, a Hebrew school teacher and a former real estate marketing consultant.

Press: Last Hurrah At The ShoreDanielle Selber: Building Community through Gratz Roots

Update from Danielle: Danielle is now employed by Tribe 12 as the Director of the Tribe 12 Fellowship and Co-Director of The Collaborative, a social organization for Jewish young professionals. Danielle has incorporated The Shabbat Project into her work at The Collaborative. Working with an all-volunteer team, including volunteers from the past four years of shorehouses, a shorehouse for Jewish young professionals was run for 12 weekends in summer 2012.