Greater LA Cohort
Debra Silverman earned her PhD in English Literature from the University of Southern California. From USC, she headed into motion picture art departments, where she became the go-to researcher on a variety of historical projects including Band of Brothers, Hart’s War, Windtalkers, and Minority Report. Debra also served for years in the legal department at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures, then Open Road Films, with a focus on rights, clearance, credits and intellectual property. Her passion for justice brought her to Temple Isaiah in west Los Angeles where she spent seven years as the VP of social justice, helping to implement innovative programs, develop leaders and organize the congregation around some of the most pressing issues in Los Angeles. Debra is a founding member of Am Tzedek, Isaiah’s organizing group which in partnership with faith-based groups across Los Angeles has been on the fore of immigration reform and innovative partnerships/learning opportunities across lines of difference. Debra is a member of the League of Women Voters’ Homelessness Committee as well as the co-chair of the California Religious Action Center for Reform Judaism’s Housing and Homelessness Issue Team.
Common programs we bring to campuses and communities.
Building a field of skilled practitioners.
Teaching leaders to build a culture of dialogue and deliberation for their constituents.
Bridging American divides.