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Zachary Schaffer

Co-Founder, VP of Community Engagement

Zachary Schaffer is a facilitator, educator, and organizer based in Bedstuy, Brooklyn. As a speaker and consultant, Zach has trained thousands of leaders around the country in depolarization, storytelling, community-building, antisemitism, Zionism, and the Israel-Palestinian conflict.

He is the proud President of Friends of Roots, a grassroots coexistence movement of Israelis and Palestinians in the West Bank. Zach is a trainer with Ta'amod where he supports organizations in creating safe, respectful, and equitable workplaces grounded in Jewish values. As the Men as Allies Consultant with Jewish Women International (JWI), he is working to nurture new conversations around healthy masculinity and allyship in the Jewish community. Zach is also a facilitator with Resetting the Table, where he support transformative communication across political divides in the United States.

He previously served as the Senior Manager of Community Strategy for the Jewish Federations of North America's Israel Action Network and as the Manager of Interfaith Partners for Peace, which brought Christian and Jewish clergy to Israel/Palestine to study conflict and reconciliation from a faith lens.

He received his Master of Science in Nonprofit Management at Gratz College and his undergraduate degree in Rhetoric and Political Science at the University of Pittsburgh.

Zachary Schaffer
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