The OneTable Field Fellowship is a highly selective yearlong program designed to enrich early career educators and future leaders through immersive Jewish learning, practical field experience, and spiritual mentorship.
Field Fellows love Shabbat and welcoming guests, and have a passion for exploring Jewish practice and sharing Jewish learning. They are either pursuing a career as a Jewish professional or are committed to ongoing lay leadership. Fellows have a flexible schedule that allows them to dedicate up to 10 hours each week to OneTable. In addition, Fellows are well-organized multi-taskers with an entrepreneurial spirit, an attitude and approach to thinking that actively seeks out change rather than waiting to adapt to change, and a mindset that embraces critical questioning, iteration, and continuous improvement. Fellows are kind, communicative, and creative, and have an open approach to Judaism that embraces both tradition and innovation.
- Valuable experience in the Jewish nonprofit workplace including operations, communications, marketing, and development
- Fluency in Salesforce, the primary customer relationship management (CRM) tool used by North American nonprofits
- Skills and practice necessary to become creators of innovative Jewish content
- Tools to navigate the unique spiritual challenges that come with being a Jewish professional, and support sustaining a healthy balance between personal and professional Jewish practice
- Personal and professional exposure in their Jewish community necessary to sustain ongoing communal engagement post-Fellowship
- With support from their local Field Manager, Fellows will identify areas for their own professional growth throughout the fellowship year, compose a plan for structuring this growth and receiving feedback, and provide documentation of this process for the purposes of their year-end review.
- Fellows will participate in two immersive Shabbat retreats and monthly Jewish learning led by OneTable faculty designed to enrich their own Jewish education and position them to develop powerful Jewish content to be used by the OneTable host and guest community. View an example retreat schedule here.
- Fellows will receive quarterly one-on-one mentorship focusing on their own spiritual growth as a Jewish professional with Rabbi Jessica Minnen, whose expertise will complement the supervision and guidance they receive from their local Field Manager.
“Just wanted to extend my sincerest gratitude for putting together a really unforgettable [retreat] weekend for us. The food, the company, the Torah were remarkable. I think I can speak for everyone when I say we felt challenged, nurtured, and nourished from head to toe. I know we have not even the smallest glimpse of the stress and the details and the planning and implementing and exhaustion of not only our retreat but the transformative one that you came from before ours. The love and care built into the team is evident from miles away. Really, we are so grateful.” — Leah, Boston Fellow
Erin Pirkle is a Jewish educator born and raised in Atlanta. She received her master’s in experiential education & Jewish cultural arts and loves Shabbat because it allows her to embrace her Jewishness and southern soul by building community and making others feel welcome. When she’s not planning Shabbat, she’s the Assistant Director at JKG Afterschool and serves on Birthright Atlanta and Atlanta Jewish Film Festival committees. You can find her at the local animal shelter, baking new recipes, talking about her rescue dog Rufus, and obsessing over Atlanta sports teams.
Dyanna Loeb is an artist and Jewish community organizer born and raised in the Bay Area. Over the past ten years, she has worked extensively in outreach, youth development, and arts education for nonprofits, synagogues, and universities throughout California and Israel. She has performed her original poetry and music at international venues and co-founded “Write For Your Freedom,” a songwriting and recording workshop for incarcerated youth.
Jordan Liderman is an Israeli-American currently living in Boston. Healthcare is her main passion- she studied Nursing at Northeastern and received her MPH at Tel Aviv University. She now work as an integrations project manager at a healthcare startup and as an emergency room nurse. She is a Boston Moishe House resident and loves the community that has been created. Israel and Jewish culture means everything to Jordan and she love bringing friends and strangers together to celebrate Shabbat dinners and holidays.
Dani Nurick is a student in the Hornstein Program at Brandeis University pursuing an MA in Jewish Professional Leadership and an MBA. Prior to this Dani worked at a travel company, was a Madricha on the Kivunim program in Israel, and spent a year traveling in Asia. In her free time Dani enjoys traveling, running, meeting new people, and trying fun dessert recipes.
Liat Levy grew up in Atlanta, Georgia. After graduating high school she decided to make Aliyah and move to Israel where she was drafted to the IDF. She was a counselor for volunteers from all over the world and learned about how important it was to share the good and the bad times with her family and friends. They would have Shabbat dinners almost every Friday and spend all day Saturday going to the park, beach, pool, or staying at home all together. Today Liat lives in Miami still continuing her Friday night traditions with old and new friends.
Anat Litwok grew up in New Jersey before making aliyah and moving to Israel where she spent 8 years, served in the IDF, worked various jobs, and received a degree from Tel Hai College. Her true passion is informal Jewish education, particularly Jewish summer camp, and today she is the Assistant Director of Camp Achva in Virginia. Anat grew up having guests over every Friday night for Shabbat dinner, and loves continuing this tradition and spreading the love and beauty of Shabbat.
Abbie Barash was born and raised in St. Louis, in a very supportive and active Jewish community. She fell in love with studying all faiths and religions in college, including a reclaiming of her own Judaism. She is currently Shabbat-ing in Portland, Oregon and enjoying all the beauty of the Pacific Northwest; nature is where she experiences the Divine.
Talia Gonzalez was born and raised in Sacramento, went to university in Las Vegas to study hospitality management, then spent 7 months traveling and working abroad! She’s been to 32 countries, 15 states, and counting! She loves wedding and event planning, photography, and anything outdoors. Her favorite Shabbat treat is her mom’s homemade chocolate chip sprinkle challah.