Aliza Kline
OneTable Co-Founder and CEO

Aliza Kline, President + CEO, a dynamic leader and social entrepreneur, collaborated with philanthropists to bring OneTable to life in 2014. A trained coach and design thinking facilitator, Aliza draws on her expertise to shape the vision and innovative culture at OneTable. (Her well-documented obsession with Shabbat and challah is an added bonus.) 

She is also the founding Executive Director of Mayyim Hayyim Community Mikveh & Education Center and has devoted her career to re-imagining ritual open to the full diversity of the Jewish community. She has been awarded fellowships by the AVI CHAI Foundation and the Charles & Lynn Schusterman Philanthropies, and currently serves on the boards of JPro and JOIN for Justice. She earned her BA from Washington University in St. Louis and her MPA from New York University. She lives in Brooklyn, New York with her husband Bradley Solmsen and their daughters, Ela, Gila and Nomi.

Featured Writing & Appearances

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Religion News Service

Aliza shares how Shabbat helps young adults navigate obstacles to well-being.

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JOOL: The Future of Jewish

Aliza shares the story of OneTable and what’s on the horizon.

7:47 Conversations with Aliza Kline

7:47 Club

Aliza shares about her passions, life’s work, and all things Shabbat!

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Unorthodox Podcast

Aliza talks about OneTable’s new High Holiday initiative, HereFor.

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The Big Schmear Podcast

Aliza on a podcast all about Shabbat and Shabbat dinner.

Harvesting Happiness Talk Radio

Harvesting Happiness Talk Radio

Aliza on design thinking and community wellness.

Aliza Kline and three other leaders in the Jewish world at Federation GA 2020

GA 2020 Plenary

Aliza on social cohesion in the time of COVID, and how to meet challenges together.


Aliza Kline raises the question of: how do we engage young adults in Jewish life?

My Jewish Learning

Aliza on “Hadlakat Nerot: The Spark of Transition” – the power of candlelight

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Judaism Unbound

Aliza explores the ways in which design thinking can play a crucial role in Jewish institutions.


Aliza is interviewed about OneTable and how it started.

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Thrive Global

Aliza shares why prioritizing relationship building is so important.