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Annual Programs  



Past Annual Programs

To watch the Opening Plenary, Keynote Speaker, and Closing Plenary from our past event,  Click Here.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Washington, D.C.

"If I am not for myself / If I am only for myself:
Implications of Political and Economic Changes for
Jewish Community Professionals."








Program Agenda

9:00-10:30 AM

Buffet Breakfast
Skills Tasting Career SHUK: Resume Review, Interviewing Tips, Mentoring, Coaching, Networking, Career Fair

*Click here to view mini session topics

       Melissa Boteach
       Becky Eisen
       Allyson Fisher
       Lonny Kaplan Friedman
       Sarah Gershman
       Pamela Jacob
       Alison Mershon
       Deborah Grayson Riegel
       Steven Rod
       Ricki Wasserman
       Jennifer Rudick Zunikoff

*Click on the name to view biography

10:30-11:30 AM

OPENING PLENARY: "Jewish Values for Community Leadership -- 
              Meeting Today's Challenges." With
Dr. Erica Brown.

Short Blackberry break


11:30-12:30 PM

BREAKOUT SESSIONS IClick here to view session topics. 
       Jeff Berkowitz
       Marc Blattner
       Lisa Colton
       Ted Comet
       Marci Mayer Eisen
       Maxyne Finkelstein
       Naava Frank
Amy Gross
       Ron Halber    
Peretz Hirshbein 
       Michael Hoffman 
       Mik Moore
       Willie Rapfogel
       Deborah Grayson Riegel 
       Michael Salberg
       Jay Spector
       Avi West
*Click on the name to view biography 


12:45-2:00 PM

Rabbi David SapersteinNewsweek's No. 1 Rabbi.  
              Speaking on "Tough Choices for Communal Professionals."

2:00-3:00 PM

BREAKOUT SESSIONS II: Click here to view session topics.
       Vicki Agron
Seth Bloom
Mark Charendoff
       Beth Cousens 
David Edell
       Lisa Eisen
       Misha Galperin
       Cindy Goldstein 
       Andrea Hendler 
       Linda Klonsky
       Nancy Kutler 
       Deborah Grayson Riegel 
       Steven Rod
       Roland Roth
       Cara Unowsky
*Click on the name to view biography  


3:00-4:00 PM

Short break

- William Daroff to lead a panel 
       discussion on "The Politics of Change." With NPR National Political   
       Correspondent, Mara Liasson and JTA Washington Bureau Chief,
       Ron Kampeas


4:00-4:30 PM



 Past Annual Program:

           Annual Program Recording

The theme of JCSA's 2008 Annual Program was “LINKED: Maximizing technology for the future of the Jewish community”

Jewish communal organizations and agencies are faced with technological advances that are changing the way people interact with each other, obtain knowledge, support causes, and work.  Are we able to adapt as a community to provide services more efficiently, reach more constituents and build meaningful communities?  How can we respond to existing needs and preferences during this transformative period?  Given that community building and leveraging community are key to the work of Jewish communal organizations, understanding the opportunities afforded by social networking and exploring the ways to explode them was a critical discussion for our conference.  The questions addressed at the Annual Program included:

  • What is currently happening, and what is next, in the world of technology and social networking?
  • What are some of the innovative uses of technology already being implemented?
  • What opportunities should the Jewish community be maximizing?  



For biographies of our speakers, click here.


Forever Young: Instant Gratification Needed in Mail and Online. The Non-Profit Times, 4/15/07.
Incorporating Video in Your Messaging -- Hoffman, Michael, CEO, See3 (www.see3.net), 12/27/06.
No More 'Three-Day' Jews -- Hammerman, Joshua. The Jewish Week, 5/14/2008.
Social Change and the Connected Age -- Fine, Allison. The Chronicle of Philanthropy, 11/09/2006.
New Rules of Attraction -- Hall, Holly. The Chronicle of Philanthropy, 04/03/2008.
Judaism 2.0: Identity, Philanthropy and the New Media. Hyman, Gail J. A Jewish Funders Network Monograph, 2007.
Social Citizens Beta: Civil Participation in a Digital Age. Fine, Allison. The Case Foundation, 2008.
Working Wikily: How Networks are Changing Social Change. Kasper, Gabriel & Scearce, Diana. Monitor Institute and the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, 2008.
List of Suggested Resources on Social Media. Colton, Lisa. June, 2008.
New Technologies and Old Methodologies: Jewish Studies Research in the Digital Age. Lerner, Heidi G. Shofar. ©2002 Purdue University Press, Summer 2002, Volume 20, Number 4, Pg. 81. Unauthorized duplication not permitted.

To View a Recording of the JCSA Annual Program click here



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