HUC-JIR presents Resetting the Table’s: Building a Culture of Dialogue Retreat
in loving memory of Avi Schaefer z”l

In this multi-part training with Resetting the Table, participants will be trained in RTT’s celebrated methodology for transformative communication across political divides on Israel and other charged issues in Jewish life. Students will learn skills and tools for facilitating and convening difficult conversations, exchange views and experiences, and learn best practices for building dialogue and deliberation across divides in Jewish institutions. The training will be practice-based and experiential; students will walk through road-tested exercises that they can utilize in their own leadership and communities.

Our program at HUC seeks to manifest this strength through our students.

Resetting The Table

“We are proud to support the important work of HUC-JIR through this gift, which we hope will provide rabbis with the necessary tools and training to be successful communal leaders. HUC-JIR was a natural choice for such a program, as it has been an important institution and community for our family. Following our son Avi’s tragic death in 2010, the HUC-JIR community embraced our family and has supported our work in his memory over the years. We are therefore grateful to be able to establish a program in Avi’s honor and support the next generation of Reform rabbis”.
- Rabbi Arthur and Laurie Gross Schaefer

To donate via mail, please make all checks payable to HUC-JIR at
HUC-JIR, Office of Gift Administration, 3101 Clifton Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45220

If you have additional questions, please contact
Cathee Weiss

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