Can't go to Italy?
Wish there was a convention?
Worried that you won’t see your CA friends this year?
It’s time to lay that fear to rest. While it’s true that we forego our annual convention during mission years, we are keenly aware of the need to provide ample opportunities for robust learning and fellowship among our members.
And that’s what the CA Spring Conclave is all about.
CA Spring Conclave
This year, in addition to our Annual and EC meetings, which we understand are not among the most exciting reasons you would choose to visit NYC this spring, our conclave team has created a dynamic day of learning centered around one of the prime challenges we face as clergy: how do we, as human beings and as clergy, maintain our own equanimity and continue to function as agents of healing in a highly polarized and increasingly chaotic world? We’ve partnered with the Institute for Jewish Spirituality to explore this question in a deep and meaningful way.
We’ll meet together, daven together, learn together, sing together, be mindful together and even eat and shmooze together, which, let’s face it, is why most people go to convention anyhow.
Monday will begin with our Annual Meeting followed by a complimentary lunch. After lunch, all CA members are invited to attend our Executive Council meeting, which will feature an address by JTS' outgoing Chancellor, Professor Arnold Eisen. Later Monday evening, we’ll hold an Awards dinner at Abigael’s, one of NYC’s finest Kosher restaurants.
Then, on Tuesday, we’ll reconvene at JTS for a Yom Iyun, together with IJS alumni and students, that will include a live SongSwap and SLBC-style closing session.
Immediately following the Yom Iyun, all participants are invited on a VIP tour of the newly-constructed JTS facilities.
This will be learning you won’t want to miss. Please see below for details.
Hope to see you in NYC!
Dates: March 23-24, 2020
Location: Park Avenue Synagogue & Jewish Theological Seminary
Times: See Below
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Monday, March 23
Location: Park Avenue Synagogue, 50 E 87th St, New York, NY 10128
10:00 am - 12:30 pm - Annual Meeting
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm - Lunch
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm - Executive Council Meeting (all members welcome)
3:30 pm - 7:00 pm - Free Time
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm - Awards Dinner (Location: Abigael’s Restaurant, 1407 Broadway, New York, NY 10018)
Tuesday, March 24
Location: Jewish Theological Seminary, 3080 Broadway, New York NY 10025
Yom Iyun - From Chaos to Calm: Finding your still, small voice
A Day of Study and Practice
9:00 am - 9:30 am - Welcome/Registration Coffee & Muffins
9:30 am - 10:30 am - Keynote Panel Discussion: From Chaos to Calm - Navigating the Journey Personally and Professionally
Panel discussion, moderated by Hazzan Joanna Dulkin, featuring:
IJS Faculty Member (TBA), Institute for Jewish Spirituality, NY
Rabbi Cantor Jeffrey Myers, Tree of Life Congregation, Pittsburgh, PA
JTS Faculty Member (TBA), Jewish Theological Seminary, New York, NY
Rabbi Stephanie Dickstein, Chaplain, Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ
10:45 am - 11:45 am - Breakout Sessions
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm - SongSwap
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm - Lunch
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Afternoon Intensives (pick one)
Mussar and Middot - Rabbi Marc Margolius
Hassidut Text Study - Rabbi Jonathan Slater
Yoga/Meditation - Hazzan Elizabeth Shammash
3:15 pm - 4:00 pm - Closing Session
To register, click here.