Differing Opinions, Resetting the Table

May 7, 2024 at 9:00 am - 3:30 pm EDT
In Person: 520 8th Ave

Since October 7th, differences in opinions and thought processes have come to the forefront of Jewish educational spaces. Join together to gain tools and skills for productive communication across differences. In this session, you will learn and practice how to have conversations within your workplace that utilize best practices for navigating through challenging conversations and disagreements.

Rebecca Powell
Rebecca Powell

Rebecca Powell is an educator and facilitator committed to the intersection of pluralistic community building, creative arts, and social change. She formerly served as the Student Activities Director at Harvard Hillel, where she oversaw undergraduate student life and integrated several Resetting the Table programs into the campus community. She has also worked as an educator at Central Synagogue and Roundabout Theater Company. Rebecca received her Masters in Experiential Education & Jewish Cultural Arts at GW in 2019 and served as a graduate fellow at Theater J, Capital Camps, and the Contemporary Jewish Museum. She has a B.A. in Social Welfare from UC Berkeley. Rebecca is connected to her California roots but has made a home on the east coast since 2013.

Eliana Rubin
Eliana Rubin

Eliana Rubin (she/her) is a queer and trans artist and educator. She aims to help people better understand themselves and the world around them through Jewish, theatre, and inclusive education. Eliana is a proud employee of The Jewish Education Project, serving as Education Manager, Inclusive Models. She is a graduate of HUC-JIR, where she received her Master of Educational Leadership. Eliana also received her BFA from NYU / Tisch (ETW). Eliana is a musician, playwright, and screenwriter, and enjoys intertwining her artistic and Jewish passions through her creation of Jewsicals (Jewish musicals), short musical numbers centered around Judaic texts. She will never say no to a bag of movie theater popcorn.



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