A Day of Personal and Professional Development

Implications of Political and Economic Changes for Jewish Community Professionals in the 21st Century

The annual meeting of the Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA) will be held Wednesday, June 3 at the Adas Israel Congregation in Washington, D.C., bringing together hundreds of leaders from the United States and Canada for a day of personal and professional development.

Two plenary sessions and 28 targeted discussion groups will examine the implications of political and economic changes for Jewish Community Professionals in the 21st Century.

Rabbi David Saperstein, who represents the national Reform Jewish Movement to Congress and the Administration as the Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, will be the keynote speaker at lunch.

Dr. Erica Brown, Director for Adult Education at The Partnership for Jewish Life and Learning and the Scholar-in-Residence for The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington, will lead the morning plenary session on Jewish Values for Community Leadership.

William Daroff, Vice President for Public Policy and Director of the Washington Office of United Jewish Communities, will lead the closing plenary session, a panel discussion on “The Politics of Change,” with NPR’s National Political Correspondent Mara Liasson and JTA’s Washington Bureau Chief Ron Kampeas.

One eagerly anticipated breakout panel session, “Lessons from the 2008 Campaign,” will be presented by Mik Moore and Scott Gluck. Moore, Chief Communications Officer for Jewish Funds for Justice (JFSJ) and Editor for Jspot, its popular blog, organized the Great Schlep with Sara Silverman during the 2008 Presidential campaign. Gluck is Director of Special Initiatives for the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC).

For more information check the JCSA Website.