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SCHEDULE - North American Conference On Reinventing Religious Schools

June 11, 2017

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9:30am - Registration Opens

10:00am - Welcome & Conference Kick-off

10:10am - Opening Keynote, Miriam Heller Stern, National Director of HUC-JIR School of Education

10:20am - Opening Activity/Framing of the day, Amy Asin, Vice-President/Director of Strengthening Congregations, URJ

10:50am - Workshop Round 1 (choose from four sessions)

  • Workshop A: Embracing the New Jewish Reality of Today’s Families with Young Children – Cathy Rowland
  • Workshop B: Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast  - Rabbi Yoshi Fenton
  • Workshop C: Game-Changers: Creating Effective Games to Promote Higher Order Thinking – Batsheva Frankel
  • Workshop D: Doing the Math: An Equation for Change that Works – Rob Weinberg

11:45am - Working Lunch: Team Reflection #1

12:35pm - Workshop Round 2 (choose from four sessions)

  • Workshop A: New Model of Hebrew Education for the 21st Century – Rabbi Nicki Greninger
  • Workshop B: From Traditional Hebrew School to Learning Through the Arts – Keri Loventhal & Sabrina Weisz
  • Workshop C: Transitions: Managing the Bumps that Come with Change – Rob Weinberg
  • Workshop D: Start with Why: How a Religious School relates to a Synagogue's Purpose – Amy Asin

1:30pm - Workshop Round 3 (choose from four sessions)

  • Workshop A: Starting From Scratch: One Congregation's Experience – Rabbi Steve Cohen
  • Workshop B: The Art Of The Pivot: Maintaining Your Vision While Changing Your Strategy – Rabbi Laura Novak Winer
  • Workshop C: Engaging The Whole Family In Learning – Rabbi Julia Weisz & Rachel Margolis
  • Workshop D: How Can We Keep This Going?: Cultivating a Culture of Experimentation – Rob Weinberg

2:25pm - Team Reflection #2

3:00pm - Coaching & Follow-Up Sessions

4:25pm - Closing

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