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
Religion News Service
Aliza shares how Shabbat helps young adults navigate obstacles to well-being.
GA 2020 Plenary
Aliza on social cohesion in the time of COVID, and how to meet challenges together.
My Jewish Learning
Aliza on “Hadlakat Nerot: The Spark of Transition” – the power of candlelight
Aliza explores the ways in which design thinking can play a crucial role in Jewish institutions.