The Kindness Flash #62

This month’s theme: VISION


Articles of the Month

7 Steps to Turn Your Vision into Action – While vision boards and vision exercises help us unconsciously align our activities to achieve our goals, success also takes purposeful seven (plus) things you can do to move vision from the realm of imagination to reality.

Turning Vision into Reality – You must communicate your vision in such a way that it inspires excitement that leads to action. It is the job of an authentic leader to communicate their vision in such a way that people can translate it into reality.


“Vision without action is merely a dream. Action without vision just passes the time. Vision with action can change the world.”

Joel A. Barker

“You’ve got to think about big things while you’re doing small things so that all the small things go in the right direction.”

Alvin Toffler

“In order to carry out a positive action, we must develop a positive vision.”

Dalai Lama


Act of Kindness

It takes courage to create a vision and even more courage to act on it. Ruthless commitment is required. But compassion is also required, because when you take risks, mistakes will happen, by yourself and others. Rather than asking, “who is to blame?” ask “what can we learn?” Learn from mistakes and keep moving forward.


Question of the Month

What’s the coolest thing you’ve always wanted to try but haven’t done? Share here or in the comments below.


Kindness Media

Photo of the Month

Share one piece of advice on how you successfully move from your current reality to your desired future. Share your thoughts.

Songs of the Month

A song about acceptance, tolerance, and celebrating differences.

This song is urging people to love one another, and questioning why so much hate exists in the world, this song remains relevant more than one decade later, a pertinent reminder that we should extend love to people of all races and religions.

This song about equality is an anthem that has inspired so many to fight for peace and love. Lennon sings about his belief that we are all one people and that we do not have to be divided by borders or religions.

Videos of the Month

Cole Blakeway, a messy ten-year-old, teaches us the value of celebrating differences as he describes his beautiful friendship with Steven, a 44-year-old man with Autism.

An inspiring video about love and tolerance

A deaf girl comes across a boy who is paralyzed from the waist-down, but neither of them know about each other’s differences.

Books of the Month

Far from the Tree – Laurie Calkhoven – Far from the Tree explores how people who love each other must struggle to accept each other—a theme in every family’s life.

Living The Five Skills of Tolerance – Scott Warrick – This book does not focus on what makes us all different. It focuses on what we all have in common and how we all need to treat each other on an individual basis as human beings. The Five Skills of Tolerance form the roadmap that helps US ALL evolve into 21st century human beings and build a better world.

The Psychology of Tolerance in Times of Uncertainty – Malgorzata Kossowska – This unique book lays out the motivational basis for tolerance, the most important underlying factor that shapes people’s social attitudes and determines our ability to get along with others.

One of These Is Not Like the Others – Barney Saltzberg – Even though one of these is not like the others, that’s just fine with these friends…because it’s how they rock and roll. Cute illustrations show friend groups with one different-looking friend.

We’re Different, We’re the Same – Bobbi Kates – Noses look different but they’re the same, too, because they breathe and sniff. Sesame Street characters show kids that no matter how things look on the outside, we’re also the same on the inside.

Just Like Brothers – Elizabeth Baguley – Lush illustrations and lyrical text tell the redemptive story of two different creatures who come together in friendship despite warnings from their parents. Because sometimes people judge negatively when someone is different.


School Testimonial 4

"Dance for Kindness is the incontestable proof that Kindness is our common denominator and the solution for a happy future for mankind."

Constantin Păun, DFK Group Leader, Transilvania Brasov, Romania


School Testimonial 3

"I can't put into words the impact DFK has had on me. This is what kindness does to you, it takes you by surprise and leaves you spellbound. Dance for Kindness was magical. Kindness can make anything happen if you believe in it and just give into it."

Nisha Ravi, Bangalore, India


School Testimonial 2

"Dance for Kindness is amazing in that all ages of students, plus parents, staff, and teachers get involved! It doesn't stop there, it brings energy to the local community."

Julie Garner, co-leader, Shenzhen, China


School Testimonial 1

"This was far more than a “dance” for my students and me, but a unifying experience that has drawn my students, school and community closer together. Dance for Kindness will be a fixture in my community for years to come!"

Jason Hattrick, DFK Group Leader, Vancouver, Washington, USA


Testimonial 33

"Orly Wahba is an amazing speaker, storyteller, and entertainer! Not only was she our keynote speaker at our virtual event in March, but she was also our co-emcee. And boy, did she ever knock it out of the park! When I first met Orly online, I knew a little bit about her work and had seen her videos, but once we started to collaborate, it was evident that she walks her talk. Orly was so easy to work with, perhaps because our work is aligned, and we share similar dreams. On some level, the concept of kindness is so simple. It’s just common sense; I mean how many ways can we encourage people to be kind, right? Who can’t get behind the idea of kindness? The way Orly spoke with her stories, energy, and authenticity, including her impromptu reactions to what was happening at our event, made the simple idea of kindness come alive. Our attendees loved it as evidenced by active and engaged online chat throughout the entire event. If I were to create a word cloud about Orly, I would say she is smart, articulate, passionate, thoughtful, organized, dependable, creative, gracious, kind, supportive, collaborative, caring, and mission-driven! Thank you so much, Orly, for this experience – before, during, and after!"

YMCA of Silicon Valley



Reflections on Freedom

Thinking about this beautiful topic of FREEDOM, I remembered a poem I wrote several years ago. I’ll never forget the experience. I was overtaken by a feeling of inspiration, hope and incredible love for this world and the people in it. I sat down to write not knowing what would come out and in a few minutes this poem just poured out of me. It was this poem that became the basis for one of Life Vest Inside’s worldwide Dance for Kindness anthems.

I hope you enjoy it and even moreso, I hope to hear your perspectives on it.

FREEDOM TO…
Take a stand you and me
Forget about what the world can’t see

It’s not about right or wrong
But which of us can be strong

To stand for freedom, stand for love
Stand for kindness from above

To open up our hearts today
Put aside the pain of yesterday

The world may have begun to lose the faith in me the faith in you
But I won’t stop standing tall
Shouting loud for all to hear the call
This is the time this is our chance
To make our lives kindness enhanced

Believe in you and if that’s all you do
You’ll see that the light in me is the light in you

We’re all same deep down inside
Who says our differences should make us hide

We may read from different books
Have different looks and opposing outlooks

But we must get back to who we are to see the good near and far
The good in you the good in me
The good in all that can be if only we could take a stand, lend each other a helping hand

We’re all a part of the same book
With every page a special hook
But together we create a story that will resonate and give us long awaited glory

The simple fact that you are here
is proof enough to know you’re dear.

Look inside to who you are
And ask yourself how we got this far
Far away from what we know
the love we had hoped to grow

A world of peace, a world of love a world of kindness from above

They say I’m crazy, I’m too naive
I’m just a kid who still believes

But I promise you if you grab my hand
Trust again and take a stand
You too will see the light
That shines above the darkest night.

It’s not out there it’s not out here
It’s in your heart that you hold dear

Take a stand this is our chance
Unite the world through song and dance
It’s not about you or me
It’s what we have the power to set free

Freedom from anger, freedom from lust freedom from greed and distrust
Freedom from hatred freedom from war
Freedom from hopes of evening the score.

Freedom from fear, freedom from pain freedom from hopelessness and shame

Freedom to love, freedom to trust

Freedom to give, freedom to share
Freedom to hope, freedom to care
Freedom to believe freedom to unite
Freedom to end this tiring fight

Freedom to take your life back
to make it matter
make your own new track

To cut ties that divide
To build tomorrow and know we tried
We gave it our all
We didn’t back down
We didn’t retreat
We didn’t breakdown ;
we didn’t fight for the crown
It doesn’t give us what we need
what we crave is a leader to lead

Let’s start standing for what we know
It’s time to put on our best show


The Kindness Flash #61

This month’s theme: FREEDOM


Articles of the Month

Reflections on Tolerance – “Education is the key to tolerance.”

This is a quote I’ve long loved and find myself turning to more and more often. Each and every person in this world is unique in their own way. A simple glance at our fingers is a reminder that we each possess the ability to leave a mark on this world that is different from anyone else.

If each human being has a distinct fingerprint, it goes to say that we each have different ways of thinking, processing, connecting and experiencing the world.

Tolerance is more than putting up with things – it’s a moral virtue – When tolerance is placed within the moral domain relating to fairness, justice and respect and avoiding causing harm to others, it can only be viewed as a positive moral virtue.

Being tolerant – It isn’t simple to be a tolerant person. It is okay to stick to your own values; but it makes sense to evaluate your values, especially if they are having an effect on others.


“Tolerance is the mindful capacity to love, respect, and accept the differences that make people unique.”

Byron R. Pulsifer

“Cultural differences should not separate us from each other, but rather cultural diversity brings a collective strength that can benefit all of humanity.”

Robert Alan

“People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.”

Nelson Mandela


Act of Kindness

When you don’t agree with another person’s opinion, focus on respecting their right to think for themselves and to believe as they choose. Just as we would never want that right taken away from us, we have a responsibility to extend that same courtesy to other people and treat others with respect, even when we disagree with them.


Question of the Month

How can we be tolerant of those who are intolerant of us? Share here or in the comments below.


Kindness Media

Photo of the Month

How does this photo represent tolerance? Share your thoughts.

Songs of the Month

A song about acceptance, tolerance, and celebrating differences.

This song is urging people to love one another, and questioning why so much hate exists in the world, this song remains relevant more than one decade later, a pertinent reminder that we should extend love to people of all races and religions.

This song about equality is an anthem that has inspired so many to fight for peace and love. Lennon sings about his belief that we are all one people and that we do not have to be divided by borders or religions.

Videos of the Month

Cole Blakeway, a messy ten-year-old, teaches us the value of celebrating differences as he describes his beautiful friendship with Steven, a 44-year-old man with Autism.

An inspiring video about love and tolerance

A deaf girl comes across a boy who is paralyzed from the waist-down, but neither of them know about each other’s differences.

Books of the Month

Far from the Tree – Laurie Calkhoven – Far from the Tree explores how people who love each other must struggle to accept each other—a theme in every family’s life.

Living The Five Skills of Tolerance – Scott Warrick – This book does not focus on what makes us all different. It focuses on what we all have in common and how we all need to treat each other on an individual basis as human beings. The Five Skills of Tolerance form the roadmap that helps US ALL evolve into 21st century human beings and build a better world.

The Psychology of Tolerance in Times of Uncertainty – Malgorzata Kossowska – This unique book lays out the motivational basis for tolerance, the most important underlying factor that shapes people’s social attitudes and determines our ability to get along with others.

One of These Is Not Like the Others – Barney Saltzberg – Even though one of these is not like the others, that’s just fine with these friends…because it’s how they rock and roll. Cute illustrations show friend groups with one different-looking friend.

We’re Different, We’re the Same – Bobbi Kates – Noses look different but they’re the same, too, because they breathe and sniff. Sesame Street characters show kids that no matter how things look on the outside, we’re also the same on the inside.

Just Like Brothers – Elizabeth Baguley – Lush illustrations and lyrical text tell the redemptive story of two different creatures who come together in friendship despite warnings from their parents. Because sometimes people judge negatively when someone is different.


The Kindness Flash #60

This month’s theme: TOLERANCE


Articles of the Month

Reflections on Tolerance – “Education is the key to tolerance.”

This is a quote I’ve long loved and find myself turning to more and more often. Each and every person in this world is unique in their own way. A simple glance at our fingers is a reminder that we each possess the ability to leave a mark on this world that is different from anyone else.

If each human being has a distinct fingerprint, it goes to say that we each have different ways of thinking, processing, connecting and experiencing the world.

Tolerance is more than putting up with things – it’s a moral virtue – When tolerance is placed within the moral domain relating to fairness, justice and respect and avoiding causing harm to others, it can only be viewed as a positive moral virtue.

Being tolerant – It isn’t simple to be a tolerant person. It is okay to stick to your own values; but it makes sense to evaluate your values, especially if they are having an effect on others.


“Tolerance is the mindful capacity to love, respect, and accept the differences that make people unique.”

Byron R. Pulsifer

“Cultural differences should not separate us from each other, but rather cultural diversity brings a collective strength that can benefit all of humanity.”

Robert Alan

“People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.”

Nelson Mandela


Act of Kindness

When you don’t agree with another person’s opinion, focus on respecting their right to think for themselves and to believe as they choose. Just as we would never want that right taken away from us, we have a responsibility to extend that same courtesy to other people and treat others with respect, even when we disagree with them.


Question of the Month

How can we be tolerant of those who are intolerant of us? Share here or in the comments below.


Kindness Media

Photo of the Month

How does this photo represent tolerance? Share your thoughts.

Songs of the Month

A song about acceptance, tolerance, and celebrating differences.

This song is urging people to love one another, and questioning why so much hate exists in the world, this song remains relevant more than one decade later, a pertinent reminder that we should extend love to people of all races and religions.

This song about equality is an anthem that has inspired so many to fight for peace and love. Lennon sings about his belief that we are all one people and that we do not have to be divided by borders or religions.

Videos of the Month

Cole Blakeway, a messy ten-year-old, teaches us the value of celebrating differences as he describes his beautiful friendship with Steven, a 44-year-old man with Autism.

An inspiring video about love and tolerance

A deaf girl comes across a boy who is paralyzed from the waist-down, but neither of them know about each other’s differences.

Books of the Month

Far from the Tree – Laurie Calkhoven – Far from the Tree explores how people who love each other must struggle to accept each other—a theme in every family’s life.

Living The Five Skills of Tolerance – Scott Warrick – This book does not focus on what makes us all different. It focuses on what we all have in common and how we all need to treat each other on an individual basis as human beings. The Five Skills of Tolerance form the roadmap that helps US ALL evolve into 21st century human beings and build a better world.

The Psychology of Tolerance in Times of Uncertainty – Malgorzata Kossowska – This unique book lays out the motivational basis for tolerance, the most important underlying factor that shapes people’s social attitudes and determines our ability to get along with others.

One of These Is Not Like the Others – Barney Saltzberg – Even though one of these is not like the others, that’s just fine with these friends…because it’s how they rock and roll. Cute illustrations show friend groups with one different-looking friend.

We’re Different, We’re the Same – Bobbi Kates – Noses look different but they’re the same, too, because they breathe and sniff. Sesame Street characters show kids that no matter how things look on the outside, we’re also the same on the inside.

Just Like Brothers – Elizabeth Baguley – Lush illustrations and lyrical text tell the redemptive story of two different creatures who come together in friendship despite warnings from their parents. Because sometimes people judge negatively when someone is different.


Reflections on Tolerance

“Education is the key to tolerance.”

This is a quote I’ve long loved and find myself turning to more and more often. Each and every person in this world is unique in their own way. A simple glance at our fingers is a reminder that we each possess the ability to leave a mark on this world that is different from anyone else.

If each human being has a distinct fingerprint, it goes to say that we each have different ways of thinking, processing, connecting and experiencing the world.

The fact that we each literally leave a unique mark is only further proof that for the world to exist in its best form, it requires each of us to play our role. A clear reminder that “YES! you are significant. In fact you fill a space that no one else can fill.” Repeat that to yourself. What a powerful concept, what an empowering concept. But let us remember that in the same way as we are told these precious words, so is each and every person. It’s when we realize and internalize this thought that our respect, appreciation and love for others grows. “Yes, I am an important piece in this puzzle of life, but so is he. So is she.”

So why do I bring this up and how is it related to tolerance?

Well, I don’t know about you, but when I observe this vastly changing world I’m baffled to see that simply because two people shared different or even opposing opinions on a given topic, their differences have suddenly become reason to walk away, click the “unfriend” button and in some cases cut ties, shame or attack the other.

When thinking about what separates human beings from the animals, one thing comes to mind. Dialogue. Sure, animals can communicate with one another but they lack the ability to have true dialogue. To hear the thoughts of another wholeheartedly and then respond in turn and discover something in the process.

Dialogue, debate – these have actually been the key to progress over the centuries. The sharing and exchanging of ideas, thoughts, ideologies, points of view. After all, dialogue and debate lead to truth, understanding, acceptance and yes…tolerance. True – both parties may leave the table with their opinions unchanged. But dialogue was never about convincing another party of something. Dialogue was about discovering the viewpoint of another so that you can respect where they are coming from, even though you may not agree with their take.

If we don’t share our views openly in a respectful and embracing way then we simply make one side out to be “the other.” This is where danger lies. By defining someone as “the other” simply because they don’t conform to a popular opinion, one can be led to justify actions taken against that person in the name of what they hold to be true, good and kind. But goodness and kindness never take the form of aggression, scapegoating and shaming.

There is a reason why education is the key to tolerance. You see, when you take the time to actually get to know someone – to step into their shoes – you won’t magically understand them. But you most certainly will respect them and their path.

Until you take the time to truly see someone, they will always be “the other.”

So, take this opportunity to be mindful. When you find yourself at odds with someone or you find that you don’t agree with their opinion, take the time to learn about who they are, their story, their fingerprint. True – you may not agree, and that is completely fine! We were never meant to all be the same, in fact we were each created to be different, and it is the fact that we are each different that makes us all the same.

Here’s to learning, growing and connecting.

~Orly Wahba


The Kindness Flash #59

This month’s theme: HAPPINESS


Articles of the Month

Do What Makes You Happy – Then Do More Of What Makes You Happy – In order to find happiness you have to be content with your life and wake up smiling and be ready for the day ahead. This can only be done by finding things in life that start off with you making yourself happy.

Do More of What Makes You Happy – Doing more of what makes you happy stands for a very simple principle in our lives. In order to be happier and enjoy your life more, you should simply do the work that makes you feel connected to something bigger than yourself.


“Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.”

Thich Nhat Hanh

“Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions.”

Dalai Lama

“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.”

Mahatma Gandhi


Act of Kindness

Do More Things That Make You Happy. Once you find happiness with one thing, then the best thing to do is spend time doing more of what makes you happy. Finding happiness does not have to be your full time career. As long as you spend time doing something that you absolutely love, happiness will follow when you least expect it.


Question of the Month

What are 3 simple things that make you happy? Share here or in the comments below.


Kindness Media

Photo of the Month

What does this picture make you feel and why? Share your thoughts.

Songs of the Month

This song gives several descriptions of what happy people are. Most of all, we see that kindness is the dominant trait.

The song assures listeners that anything or anyone that we love can be a wellspring of happiness for us.

This song offers an eye-opening message for listeners. It reminds us that we are responsible for our own happiness.

Videos of the Month

“Respect your elders” — these are words we all know well. But have we truly lived by them and internalized their meaning and significance? Watch this exciting global video collaboration: A Tribute to Our Elders

Katarina Blom lets you in on a few secrets of the mind, and how you can cultivate happiness by befriending your brain.

An animated short film about a situation in which many of us might find ourselves every now and then.

Books of the Month

The Art of Happiness – Dalai Lama – When life gets complicated, take a step back and remind yourself of your overall purpose or goal. Reflect on what will truly bring you happiness, and then reset your priorities accordingly; this can give you a fresh perspective on what direction to take.

The Happiness Project – Gretchen Rubin – Are you focused on the things that really matter to you? Set measurable goals in an area of your life you want to improve (marriage, parenting, work, self-fulfillment) and build on those goals cumulatively with specific action steps.

Stumbling on Happiness – Daniel Gilbert – We aren’t very good at predicting what will make us happy, says Harvard professor Gilbert. Challenge what your imagination dreams up for the future. Strike a balance between feeling good enough to cope with a situation but bad enough to do something about it. Use your emotions as a compass to tell you what to do.

My Heart Fills With Happiness – Monique Gray Smith – A beautiful board book perfect for your baby or toddler. It’s also one of the few board books featuring a Native American protagonist. The text celebrates finding happiness in everyday events.

The Jar of Happiness – Ailsa Burrows – Is there a recipe for happiness? Meg certainly thinks so. She collects all the necessary ingredients in a jar, which she uses to cheer up her friends and family when they’re feeling low.

100 Things That Make Me Happy – Amy Schwartz – From Amy Schwartz comes this endearing tribute to 100 everyday things worth celebrating. Readers young and old will get lost in the loving details of each illustration, and the warmth of the simple pleasures that surround us all.


The Kindness Flash #58

This month’s theme: APPRECIATION


Happening this Month

World Kindness Day is right around the corner on November 13th! In honor of World Kindness Day Life Vest Inside would love to invite you to take part in our World Kindness Day festivities! Take part in our virtual event on Monday, November 15th, join our global video collaboration and learn this year’s Dance for Kindness dance! Learn more at www.danceforkindness.com


Articles of the Month

Accepting Other People’s Differences – To feel comfortable with people who are different from us means that we must accept ourselves for who we are. Unfortunately, we often put up guards to protect ourselves instead of being open to those differences. Our mistrust of others is really fear, and then acting from that wariness only fuels suspicion back.

Empathy – Accept Others For Who They Are – Acceptance is the ability to see that others have a right to be their own unique persons. That means having a right to their own feelings, thoughts and opinions. When you accept people for who they are, you let go of your desire to change them.


“Acceptance is simply love in practice. When you love, you accept, when you lack love, you judge.”

Abhijit Naskar

“You should never hate anyone, even your worst enemies. Everyone has something good about them. You have to find the redeeming quality and love the person for that.”

Jeannette Walls

“A loving person lives in a loving world. A hostile person lives in a hostile world. Everyone you meet is your mirror.”

Ken Keyes


Act of Kindness

Take time to get to know other people by really listening to them rather than relying on a quick judgment. Assume the role of an explorer and be fascinated by their unique personal traits, background, culture, schooling, and life experiences. See the differences in others as an expression of their exoticness and beauty.


Question of the Month

How do you show acceptance of individual differences? Share here or in the comments below.


Kindness Media

Photo of the Month

How does this picture represent empowerment? Share your thoughts.

Songs of the Month

This song was a response to the hate and fear generated after the 9/11 attacks. Urging people to love one another, and questioning why so much hate exists in the world, a pertinent reminder that we should extend love to people of all races and religions.

We are all imperfect, and it’s precisely those imperfections that make us who we are, and we have to embrace them because there’s so much beauty in those differences. Life is worth fighting for. You are worth fighting for.

This emotional country ballad from 2014 is a motivational pep talk. It takes the perspective of someone who has been bullied for being different and who made it through.

Videos of the Month

A deaf girl comes across a boy who is paralyzed from the waist-down, but neither of them know about each other’s differences.

Why is it important that children are taught to respect each other’s differences? Mariana Chartier shares with us her experience in searching for respect and the values she has learnt, even if it is only at 9 years of age.

When you look around – your classroom, the playground, or even your family – does everyone look the same? You’re right, they don’t, but if you pay attention you’ll realize we are much more similar than you think.

Books of the Month

BlessBack: Thank Those Who Shaped Your Life – Julie Saffrin – Rather than a general attitude of thankfulness, BlessBack discusses how important it is to actually tell the special people in your life how grateful you are for them. It combines research with practical advice to help you show people how much you appreciate them.

Thanks a Thousand: A Gratitude Journey – A.J. Jacobs – After realizing that hundreds of people contribute labor to getting his morning cup of coffee grown, roasted, and transported to him, he set out on a journey to thank every single one of them. His journey teaches him about many things, including how interconnected we all are.

Appreciate: Celebrating People, Inspiring Greatness – David Sturt – Appreciation is everywhere. It’s actually a cornerstone of society existing in every culture on Earth since the beginning of time. Statues are erected of people who impacted our world. Buildings and parks are named after great community leaders. Ceremonies celebrate the achievements of people in nearly every category or endeavor the military, education, and athletics. But, still, we don’t see enough appreciation in the one place where it is needed most: at work.

The Acrobat – Alborozo – A circus acrobat feels unappreciated. He tries to capture the attention of children playing in a park by juggling, balancing and pretending to fall. After being ignored, he feeds the birds and grabs everyone’s attention when he is covered with colourful birds.

The Giving Tree – Shel Silverstein – Over the course of a boy’s life, he asks a tree to help him and she gives him everything she has. It is only on reflection, as an old man, he feels gratitude and thankfulness towards the tree.

A Sick Day for Amos McGee – Philip C. Stead – Zookeeper, Amos McGee, always found time to visit his good friends in unique and compassionate ways. One day, Amos wakes up with a cold and can’t make it into work. His friends, the tortoise, penguin and owl, return his kindness by visiting him.


Testimonial 32

"Orly spoke at our teen leadership conference and she was truly remarkable. She is warm, kind, and has an infectious smile that endears her to the crowd. At the same time, her message is strong, passionate and inspiring. She was extremely relatable to the group and her message was perfect."

Josh Grajower, Director of Education, NCSY | JUMP Conference



Testimonial 31

"It was a pleasure working with Orly. From the start she showed real interest in understanding our program needs, organization culture and worked with us to maximize the experience for our participants. She navigated connecting with a diverse group of Jewish high school leaders with warmth and sensitivity.
Our students were left inspired and motivated to grow themselves and impact their Jewish communities with their unique capabilities." ~Devora Simon

JSU Student testimonials:
"I loved listening to Orly speak and engaging with the others in class, I had the opportunity to ask questions and spark amazing conversations with other presidents."

"Very insightful. Took a lot away from it."

"This session was, by far, the most impactful part of the trip. Orly is an amazing speaker and a huge source of inspiration for me. She welcomed everyone’s opinions and guided us to create a goal and work to reach it. I would definitely love to listen to hear speak again!"

JSU Conference | NCSY



Testimonial 30

"Orly’s engaging and dynamic talk was the highlight of our leadership conference! Students walked away with real leadership lessons and were inspired by Orly’s own personal life story. We plan to use Orly again and I can’t recommend Orly enough as a keynote speaker!"

Shlomo Mandel, Director of JSU | NCSY Canada



Testimonial 29

"Orly's message was at the same time incredibly inspirational and down to earth. The students walked away from her presentation inspired and empowered to be able to create real and lasting change in themselves, their school and their community. Her presentation drew in the students by relating to Orly's own struggles and life experience, everyone in the room was hanging on her every word."

MTA