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.

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 2018-19, we are offering a six-month NYC-area Facilitation Training Intensive, an NYC-area Campus Internship program, and Neighborhood Programs serving Jewish communities in Westchester, downtown Manhattan, Long Island, and the Upper West Side.

Resetting the Table will bring our work full force to Los Angeles beginning in spring 2019, in a new partnership with The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles that will allow us to offer three rounds of intensive Facilitation Training and multiply a range of dialogue across divides throughout greater LA. 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 launching a new regional initiative with a six-month DC-area Facilitation Training Intensive, in partnership with the Jewish Federation and JCRC of Greater Washington and the Jacob and Hilda Blaustein Foundation.

In Boston, CJP offers micro-grants to Jewish institutions to convene RTT forums and trainings. These grants have already supported RTT dialogue programs in nearly 20 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 Columbus to Miami. See this video describing recent work with the Jewish Federation of Rochester and this piece describing recent 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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