Our History

In 2013-14, Resetting the Table launched our inaugural Convener and Facilitation Fellowships, whose descriptions and bios can be found here. Resetting the Table is the outgrowth of many initiatives and partnerships led by Dr. Eyal Rabinovitch, Resetting the Table’s Founding Director, and Rabbi Melissa Weintraub, the director of JCPA’s Civility Initiative. Over the past decade, they have created programs and processes to open up the often-divisive conversation on Israel with organizations such as Hillel International, the David Project, the Avi Schaefer Fund, AJC Access, and Encounter, as well as individual JCRCs, synagogues, JCCs, and Hillels across the country. In the San Francisco Bay Area, Eyal designed and led a Facilitation Fellowship for the New Israel Fund’s New Generations beginning in 2012 (and still ongoing). With a generous grant from the UJA-Federation of NY, Resetting the Table builds on this model, investing in the creation of a pool of skilled facilitators while also training and partnering with convening individuals and organizations to create a more vibrant and welcoming Israel conversation for Jewish young adults in NYC.