Eit Ratzon 2018: A Seminar on Employment Transition

Monday, June 4, 2018 - 4:00pm to Tuesday, June 5, 2018 - 4:15pm

Where: USCJ Office, 120 Broadway, Suite 1540, New York, NY 10271
Instructors: Rabbi Elliot Salo Schoenberg (Global Director of Rabbinic Career Development, Rabbinical Assembly) Dr. Ray Goldstein (Kehillah Relationship Team Leader, USCJ), and the staff of USCJ

This workshop will help rabbis make adjustments to a new position, manage their emotions, and become aware of techniques to integrate into a new situation. Rabbis and lay leadership will learn a common language of transition and will work together to set priorities. Adjustments do not have to happen alone.

  • Learn the transition theory of William Bridges.
  • Learn tools to work with the new staff and lay leaders.
  • Leave the seminar with an action plan for the transition.

The workshop will look at theoretical constructs and provide practical suggestions on how to best weather these intense critical moments. We will provide practical advice on what to do first and how to set up priorities. This workshop has been highly successful, over the years, to best meet the needs of colleagues and congregations. There is no doubt that discussion of these issues helps ensure success in the new synagogue, school, on the college campus and even in the hospital setting.

This is our 25th year!



Monday, June 4th
4 PM: Welcome    
4:30 PM: Session I: Principles of Transition – Letting Go
6 PM: Dinner - Meet new people; time to network
7 - 9 PM: Session II: Building Community with Your New Rabbi

Tuesday, June 5th
8:30 - 9 AM: Breakfast
9 - 10:30 AM: Session III: New Beginnings; Role; Expectations; First Tasks
10:30 - 11 AM: Break
11 AM - 12:30 PM: To Make Changes: Evolution of Revolution - When? Who? How?
12:30 - 1:30 PM: Lunch; time to network
1:30 - 3 PM: Session V: Best Practices of the Transition Committee
3 - 4 PM: Session VI: Parking Lot
4 - 4:15 PM: Wrap Up and Closure 

For more information, please contact Emily Hendel at 212-280-6052.

Sponsored by the RA Career Resource Center.

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