The Collaboratory

The Collaboratory is the Jewish community’s largest annual gathering of community visionaries, activists, and catalyzers of change in North America.

Leveraging the collective wisdom of our network, The Collaboratory provides a forum for our communities’ boldest leaders to forge collaborations, build new skills, and connect the right dots to fuel their community-changing work.

The Collaboratory 2019: Reimagine Gathering took a deep dive into how Jewish communities are experimenting with new ways of coming together, who’s gathering (and who isn’t), and why we’re called together in the first place. Among the highlights:

Cutting-edge speakers
Hands-on workshops
Design labs
1:1 coaching with experts
Tours and site visits
Local talent showcases
Networking with the people shaping Jewish life all over the world

Co-produced by: UpStart and ROI Community
2019 Host Convener: UJA-Federation of New York

Featured Speaker Videos

Pamela Schuller, stand-up comedian and inclusion advocate, keynote at Collaboratory 2018.

Vu Le, writer, speaker, and founder of Nonprofit AF, keynote at Collaboratory 2018.

CollaboraSTORY: the first-ever live storytelling event featuring curated stories by some of The Collaboratory’s boldest individuals.

What's your vision for the future of Jewish life? Collaboratory attendees give us their insight.

Praise for 2019 Keynote Speaker, Priya Parker

Bestselling author Priya Parker led The Collaboratory in an immersive, interactive keynote, weaving her instruction on facilitating meaningful gatherings with a meta-experience of creative convening.

Priya Parker is a facilitator, strategic advisor, and author of the bestselling book, The Art of Gathering. She is the founder of Thrive Labs, at which she helps activists, elected officials, corporate executives, educators, and philanthropists create transformative gatherings.

Priya is passionate about helping people create gatherings in their work and life that are transformative and meaningful. She is also the co-creator of the 15 Toasts dinner series format and I Am Here Days. Her TEDx talk on purpose has been viewed more than 1 million times.