2015-2016 Convener Application

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We are seeking eight leaders who are social multipliers within one or more of New York’s Jewish communities. Conveners will be selected based primarily on desire and capacity to bring together one or more constituency of young Jews into dialogue and deliberation in ways that bring to life Resetting the Table’s principles and strategies.

Consultation Schedule

In addition to meeting as a group 4 times over the course of the year, each Convener receives individualized consultation with Resetting the Table tailored to the particular needs of his/her community or network. 

  • Thurs, September 10: Final Deadline for Rolling Applications
  • Wed, October 14: Welcome Dinner with Facilitation Fellows
  • Tues, November 3: Opening Workshop Retreat
  • Wed, Jan 13: Strategic Planning Session
  • April, May: Convener Projects, Exact dates TBD
  • Wed, May 25: Full Group Closing with Facilitation Fellows


Cost for participation as a Convener is $500. In return, Conveners receive a $1000 event budget as well as consultation, event planning, and event implementation for which Resetting the Table generally charges $3-4K.


To apply to participate in the 2015-16 Convener cohort, please send the following information by Thursday, September 10 to resettingthetable@gmail.com:

  1. Resume/CV and Contact Information
  2. Bio and Headshot
  3. Roles you play/have played in the New York Area Jewish community
  4. Answers to the following three questions (please limit each answer to 300 words or less):
  • Please describe the community/ies or population(s) that you wish to bring into conversation on Israel. Why do you think they are a rich site for a Resetting the Table project? What kind of engagement do you believe they desire?
  • What is your relationship to the community/ies or population(s) that you wish to bring into conversation on Israel? What will it take to bring this target group into dialogue, deliberation, and conversation on Israel?
  • Take a moment to imagine a process that you believe would provide the most useful, enjoyable, and/or productive conversation or reflections on Israel for your target population(s). What does it look like?