Rhea Hirsch School of Education Alumni Kallah and Webinars in February
The fifth RHSOE Alumni Kallah will take place Friday, February 1-3, 2008. The theme for this year's Kallah is: Lost in Cultural Translation: Wearing and Carrying Israel in America. The scholar for the weekend will be the newest member of the RHSOE faculty, Tali Hyman.
The Kallah is supported by an endowment gift from the Lieberman family. The Lieberman Family Fund for Sustaining RHSOE Alumni Education supports this Kallah, so the registration fee is only $195 per person for alumni who have paid their 2007-2008 RHSOE Alumni Association dues. This includes all meals and shared accommodations. If you prefer a single room, there is an additional fee of $100. If you would like to bring a significant other, the cost is $250. You may pay your association dues with your registration.
The conference begins Friday at 5:00 pm and will conclude on Sunday at 1:00 pm following lunch. Please don't forget to make your travel arrangements as soon as possible.
Using an interactive web-based seminar format, Dr. Michael Zeldin and Tali Hyman will explore the topic of Jewish Identity, expanding on the theme for this year's Alumni Kallah. Wherever you may find yourself -- office, coffee shop, or living room -- you are invited to join with colleagues across the country to participate in this significant discussion with our esteemed teachers.
Thursday, February 14
Dr. Michael Zeldin:
"Map Questing: Seeking Metaphors for Jewish Identity Formation"
Thursday, February 28
"Jungle Gyms and China Shops: Navigating the Durability and Fragility of Jewish Educational Cultures"
Each session is 60 minutes and will begin at
1:00 p.m. Eastern
12:00 p.m. Central
11:00 a.m. Mountain
10:00 a.m. Pacific
Whether you choose one webinar session or both, the cost for the learning opportunity is $50. The fee, however, will be waived for RHSOE Alumni Association members current with their 2007-2008 dues. To pay your dues, please call Loria Williams at 513-487-3220.
Remember: Online Webinar Registration is now available at:
- The Webinar is a combination of an Internet-based presentation and a phone-based conference call.
You can do both or just join in for the call.
- Each of the 3 offerings - the two webinars and the kallah (see below) - will be independent units so you can
participate in one, two or all three.
- Those who register will receive an email with a link to the webinar site and logon instructions for Feb 14 and 28.
- Reading materials will be provided in advance to enhance your learning experience (actually, all RHSOE members will
- The webinar is generously supported by the Lieberman Family Fund for Sustaining RHSOE Alumni education.
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