Resetting the Table NYC


Resetting the Table NYC is home to two of our flagship programs – the annual Convener cohort and Facilitation Fellowship, targeted to NYC-area Jews in their 20s and 30s – and the new College Edition fellowship program. The Facilitation Fellowship is a 7-month training program that offers young Jewish leaders intensive coaching and live practice supporting young Jews to speak about Israel across differences throughout the NYC area. Conveners are organizations and individuals who host Resetting the Table programming customized for their Jewish young adult constituencies. You can see a full list of Convener alumni here.

Entering its third year in NYC, Resetting the Table’s Facilitation Fellowship has trained over two dozen facilitators, who collectively have facilitated over 50 events in NYC and beyond. With many Fellowship alumni continuing to serve as Resetting the Table facilitators, the Fellowship is developing a growing bench of skilled practitioners to serve audiences in NYC and beyond. Funded through a generous grant from the UJA-Federation of NY, Resetting the Table’s Convener and Facilitation Fellowship build on a Facilitation Fellowship that Eyal Rabinovitch designed and led for the New Israel Fund’s New Generations in the Bay Area beginning in 2012.

Resetting the Table NYC also offers extensive programming, training and consultation for local Jewish organizations wishing to open up conversations on Israel in their communities. For example, Resetting the Table NYC worked with B’nai Jeshurun synagogue to design, facilitate and implement an 18-month Israel Dialogue Initiative to build a culture of dialogue and deliberation on Israel for its diverse congregation. The process included interviewing key stakeholders, surveying congregational members’ views and background, multiple Speaking across Conflict workshops, a Town Square utilizing our facilitators, coaching and consultation to staff, and much more.

Through these programs and partnerships, Resetting the Table supports a growing web of Jewish leaders across New York City to convene and facilitate meaningful forums for talking, learning, and deliberating about Israel across divides.