Jewish Federations and Central Agencies

Jewish Federations and central agencies are key partners for building healthier political discourse in communities throughout the U.S. Resetting the Table has worked with more than 25 Federations and JCRCs across the country.

In 2019-20, we are offering a new micro-grant opportunity open to Jewish institutions in the Greater Washington DC, NYC, and Chicago areas, in partnership with the Jewish Federations in these cities and other supporters. Select institutions will be supported to bring in RTT facilitated forums, training and consultation, within and across communities. Click on your city's information page -- Washington DC, NYC, or Chicago - for application details.

Since 2013, RTT’s partnership with the UJA-Federation of New York has served as a model for how central agencies can invest in broad culture change toward healthier, communication across siloes and divides. UJA’s support has built a robust bench of experienced local facilitators and supported thousands of participants to engage in discussion across differences through campus, young adult, and neighborhood-based programs throughout the greater-NYC area. In 2019-20, our NYC-area program will focus on a Campus Internship program and micro-grants program open to NYC-area institutions.

In 2020, Resetting the Table will continue to bring our work full force to Los Angeles in a partnership with The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles that will offer three rounds of intensive Facilitation Training and Convener Training and multiply a range of dialogue across divides throughout greater LA. Applications for our second LA Convener Training are now open. Please click here for more information. This partnership is supported by a Cutting Edge Grant from the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles

In Greater Washington DC, Resetting the Table is offering a new micro-grant opportunity and launching our second six-month DC-area Facilitation Training Intensive, in partnership with the Jewish Federation and JCRC of Greater Washington and the Jim Joseph Foundation.

In the Boston area, CJP offers micro-grants to Jewish institutions to convene RTT forums and trainings. These grants have already supported RTT dialogue programs in nearly 25 Boston-area institutions, including Gann Academy, Massachusetts Board of Rabbis, Brandeis Schusterman Center for Israel Studies, and multiple synagogues and JCCs.

RTT has offered dozens of workshops and other forums in partnership with central agencies from Houston to Cincinnati to Miami. See this video describing work with the Jewish Federation of Rochester and this piece describing work with the Jewish Federation of the East Bay. Central agencies interested in partnering to transform communication across divides in your community should contact us at






Programs and Services

Common programs we bring to campuses and communities.

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Facilitation Training

Building a field of skilled practitioners.

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Convener Training

Teaching leaders to build a culture of dialogue and deliberation for their constituents.

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Resetting the American Table

Bridging American divides.

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