Nili Salem, Masters in Non-Profit Management and Philanthropy Studies, is an ever-smiling, Torah-loving, drum-playing, niggun-singing, Narrative Therapist, Speaker, and teacher of Jewish studies. Originally from Los Angeles, California, Nili graduated Magna Cum Laude and was honored with the Comparative Study of Philosophy & Religion Award with Highest Distinction. After years of Chazzanut, vocal performance & acting, fund raising for various organizations and causes, and directing homeless shelters, she took off to exploring the world for a decade while researching the psychology, personal growth practices, spirituality and religions of many cultures across 50 different countries.
Highlights of the journey include: serving as a liaison to NACOEJ in the remaining Jewish community in Northern Ethiopia, coordinating workshops for the Abayudaya Jewish Community high school in Uganda, orphanage development in Ghana, West Africa, as well as conducting field work for a thesis about a 'lost' Jewish community there, visiting Israeli prisoners in a Cambodian jail, mentoring young women in Gush EtZion, Israel, conducting research into the indigenous voodoo yards in Benin, participating in the cliff-top gathering-of-tribes in Mali, executing an investigation into corporate psychology in Buenos Aires, Argentina, working with educators across China, researching the lives of Jewish soldiers during the Vietnam War in Vietnam, lighting over-sized Chanukiyot with descendants of Holocaust survivors in Nicaragua, Central America, and traveling across South Africa by motorcycle to experience it's wide and stunning array of communities. She has also taught and led the Passover Seder in India, Zimbabwe, Rwanda and Indonesia/Papua. Nili feels incredible gratitude for the lessons she learned along the way, and for the springboard these journeys became for a meaningful chapter of life in the Holy Land.
Nili made Aliyah in 2009, learns and teaches Torah, speaks for groups, and practices as a Narrative Therapist internationally. As a Certified Narrative Therapist, Nili hopes to be a kind, curious visitor of your culture, as she views the client as the expert of their own individual culture. She hopes to help her clients find new pathways and available internal resources to guide themselves more effectively and b"H joyfully through life.
Nili is currently in Los Angeles, teaching weekly parsha classes and leading private ceremonies and women's circles.
Testimonials: It's totally unique. No one else teaches how and what you teach. -Rachel T.
You literally changed my life and I am so grateful. -Sara F.
I recalled again today what a difference you made in my life, and the tools you gave me, and I am forever indebted to you. -Chana J.
I LOVED meeting with Nili for therapy. It's really hard to find a therapist who is so genuine and real, and who can really be present with whatever you're going through, while remaining positive at the same time. I felt incredibly empowered when working with Nili and was able to explore such deep areas of my life all within her safe, warm, and nonjudgemental space. -Malka S.
Nili is really inspiring and she keeps things simple. She just makes things make sense. Therapy with Nili is energizing, infectious... you leave as if you just had a shot of something really powerful straight to the blood... When I talk with her my life feels full of love and possibility... yeah, that describes it! -Naomi N.
Wow. Nili, that was so powerful. I need to keep the lessons you shared with me by my bed every morning. Thank you for the encouragement. Thank you Nili for helping me bring up all that 'stuff' and being such a great and generous listener. You helped me become more confident with my choices and feel that in the end all will work out. -Tamar S.
I am so grateful for working with Nili. She sees peoples potentials, the best they can be, and then she does whatever she can to help them manifest that. She is nurturing, giving and caring.... and I am so happy about the time we had together. -Sara H.
It is amazing talking to Nili. It helps me find so much clarity, inspiration, and new perspectives. Thank you so much for really listening! -Miriam S.