Friday, April 15, 2005

Conference at YU

I received the following announcement in my inbox and a quick check on YU's website seemed to confirm its accuracy. So I am reposting it for the blog-o-sphere:

THE HEBREW UNIVERSITY OF JERUSALEM and YESHIVA UNIVERSITY

Building American Jewish Communities in Our Time: Real Conversations on New Directions

Thursday-Friday, May 12-13th, 2005, 3-4 Iyar,5765
At Yeshiva University, Wilf Campus, Weissberg Commons, Belfer Hall ( 2495 Amsterdam Avenue ( at 184th Street).

Thursday, May 12 / 3 Iyar
[8 30 AM]: Registration, light refreshments
[9:30 AM]: Opening
"Greetings" Pres. Richard M. Joel, Yeshiva University
Prof. Harvey E. Goldberg, The Hebrew University
"New Challenges and New Directions in Jewish Community-Building" Prof. Steven M. Cohen, The Hebrew University
Moderator - Shifra Bronznick, AWP

[10:15 AM]: Changing Practice of Religious Leadership
Prof. Isa Aron, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, Los Angeles
Prof. Lawrence Hoffman, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion,
New York Prof. Jack Wertheimer, Jewish Theological Seminary
Rabbi Kenneth Brander, Yeshiva University

[12:30 PM]: Lunch
Israel at 57 and Our Imagined Community
Dr. Leonard Fein, Boston

[1:45 PM]: New and Emerging Forms of Jewish

Organizing
Rabbi Andy Bachman, Brooklyn Jews
Rabbi Jennie Rosenn, The Nathan Cummings Foundation
Rabbi Jen Krause, Center for Learning and Leadership
Roger Bennett, ACBP
Response: Prof. Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, New York University

[4:15]: "American Jewish Communities in Perspective: A History of Challenge and Adaptation" Prof. Jeffrey Gurock, Yeshiva University

[4:45 PM]: Strategic Intervention for Major Social Change - Session 1
Prof. Paula Hyman, Yale University
Rabbi Rachel Cowan, Institute for Jewish Spirituality
Barry Shrage, Combined Jewish Philanthropies, Boston

[6:30 PM]: Dinner

[8 PM]: Strategic Intervention for Major Social Change - Session 2 Pres.
Richard Joel, Yeshiva University
Shifra Bronznick, AWP
Dr. John Ruskay, UJA-Federation of New York

Friday morning - May 13 / 4 Iyar
[8: 45 AM]: Alternative Modes of Creating Jewish Connections
Sharna Goldsecker, ACBP
Dr. Shaul Kelner, Brandeis University
Laurie Blitzer, McKinsey and Company
Response: Prof. David J. Schnall, Yeshiva University

[11:00 AM]: Implications for Policy and Practice -
Reflecting on The Conference
Dr. Jeffrey Solomon, ACBP
Dr. Jack Ukeles, Ukeles Associates, Inc.
Marion Blumenthal, New York & Jerusalem

[1 PM]: Lunch
Conclusion - and where we go from here

Conference Organizing Committee :
Marion Blumenthal, Shifra Bronznick, Steven M. Cohen, Jeffrey Gurock

Sponsors:
Yeshiva University
Institute for Advanced Studies, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
With acknowledgments to: Advancing Women Professionals and the Jewish Community[AWP], Andrea & Charles Bronfman Philanthropies[ACBP], Florence G. Heller/Jewish Community Center Association Research Center

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