NOAM's 20th Anniversary Conference

Monday, October 3, 2005

National Organization of American Mohalim Conference Marks 20th Anniversary
Nearly 300 Reform Mohalim/ot to Gather in Chicago 

The Board and faculty of the Berit Mila Program of Reform Judaism and NOAM (National Organization of American Mohalim), the CCAR, HUC-JIR, and the URJ announce the 20th Anniversary NOAM Conference. This historic anniversary is being marked by an international conference that will be held Thursday, October 27 through Sunday, October 30, in Chicago, Illinois. Nearly 300 Mohalim/ot will come together to learn with leading scholars of the Reform Movement, as well as with experts in the area of Berit Mila. This is a rare opportunity for NOAM's long distance community to come together and for colleagues, who generally communicate with each other by email and telephone, to meet each other. 

The conference sponsors congratulate all of the men and women who have dedicated themselves and their lives to providing their meaningful ritual service to the Jewish community, and pays tribute to all of their teachers and mentors. 

For more information about the Berit Mila Program or to locate a Mohel/et for a berit, please log onto www.beritmila.org or contact Rabbi Donni Aaron, Director of the Berit Mila Program at (800) 899-0925, extension 4261.


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