PDI Workshop in Practical Rabbinics Syllabus, Spring Semester, 1999 Rabbi Julie S. Schwartz Thursday sessions, 1:45-3:00 p.m., Classroom 8/9 The second semester of the Workshop in Practical Rabbinics continues our non-sequential overview of basic life cycle and congregational issues. There are three written assignments required during this semester; each one is designed to move the student from theoretical knowledge to practical application. As was the case last semester, attendance and class partici- pation are required. Students who are unable to meet the attendance or participation standards will have to complete additional written assignments. This semester completes the core course requirement. January 28: Eulogy Project Assignment to be announced, due February 11 February 4: Rituals for Newborns (Rabbi's Manual) February 11: Eulogy Project, continued. February 18: "The Jewish Federation and the Rabbi" Aubrey Herman, Executive Director, The Jewish Federation of Cincinnati This class will be held in the offices of the Jewish Federation. Directions are available in the Dean's Office. Please arrive for this session at 1:30. February 25: "Rituals for Newborns," (Rabbi's Manual) March 4: "Fundraising and Appropriations" Mr. Elliot Karp, Vice President for Development, HUC-JIR March 11: "More than Extra Cookies and a Guitar: Crafting Meaningful Worship Experiences for. Children" Rabbi Mark Goldman, Senior Rabbi, Rockdale Temple Assignment to be announced, due March 18 March 18: The Bar/Bat Mitzvah Experience March 25: Preparing for the Congregational Seder April 15: "Caring for Our Smallest Congregants: The Rabbi's Role in Preventing Child Abuse" April 22: Conversion Dynamics April 29: Conversion Education May 6: Conversion Ritual Assignment to be announced, due last day of reading week May 13: "Are We There Yet?" This session will be held at my home during the regular class period.