Program Highlights

Program Highlights

Program at a Glance
Note: Times are subject to change 

World-Class Presenters

Address by Vice President Joseph Biden

Yair Lapid: Israel, Where Are We Going?

Address by Congressman John Lewis, Georgia (US Representative, GA 5th)

Dialogue between Gilah Dror, president, Rabbinical Assembly and Donniel Hartman, president, Shalom Hartman Institute

Steve Koonin, president, Turner Entertainment Networks (portfolio includes TNT, TBS, Turner Classic Movies (TCM) and truTV) in dialogue with Jay Kaiman of the Marcus Foundation

Concert by Craig Taubman

Convention-Wide Dialogue

Keruv, Conversion, and Jewish Peoplehood: Be A Part of the Conversation

We have engaged Insyte Partners, a consulting firm specializing in very large group discussions about important issues. This is an exciting opportunity to spend time in dialogue with each other. We need to hear from you.

Outstanding Limmud & Professional Development (Multiple Sessions Each Day):

Aaron Alexander | Bradley Shavit Artson | Elliot Dorff | Amy Eilberg
Arnold Eisen | Prof. Richard Elliott Friedman | Randy Gold
David Golinkin | Pamela Jay Gottfried | Reuven Hammer | Jan Caryl Kaufman
Gail Labovitz | Daniel Nevins | Paul Plotkin | Elliot Salo Schoenberg
Mitchell Smilowitz | Prof. Ken Stein | Prof. Paul Wolpe | Prof. Ofra Yeglin

Celebrations & Receptions Every Night Included with Registration

Sunday: Joint Campaign Reception in Honor of Martin S. Cohen and the publication of The Observant Life

Monday: Festive installation dinner for incoming president, Gerry Skolnik

Tuesday: cocktail reception (sponsored by Israel Travel Connection)

Inspirational Davenning with Colleagues Every Day

Celebration of rabbis who have been ordained for 50 years