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Spring 2019

Session Categories:

  • NAVIGATING THE RAPIDS OF LEADERSHIP: Engage with practices and challenges of leadership in the 21st century. 
  • RELEVANT TALMUD: Delve into Talmud texts that provide meaning and relevance to our work. 
  • REPERTORY TRENDS FOR WORSHIP: Explore musical trends and their potential integration into a worship environment.
  • SPECIAL SESSIONS: Join faculty, staff, and guests to learn on a range of timely topics throughout the year.  




Thursday, March 7 at 12:00 PM ET
RELEVANT TALMUD: Preaching and Its Discontents: Talmudic Rabbis and Their Audience
Rabbi David Levine, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Talmud and Halacha

Wednesday, March 13 at 1:00 PM ET
REPERTORY TRENDS FOR WORSHIP: Leveling the Praying Field: Introducing New Melodies Within Worship
Merri Lovinger Arian, MAT, BFA, Faculty in Liturgical ArtsDebbie Friedman School of Sacred Music 

Tuesday, March 19 at 1:00 PM ET
NAVIGATING THE RAPIDS OF LEADERSHIP: Live with Ambiguity and Lead with Clarity: A Leadership Practice for Learning to Manage Complexity
Dr. Lesley Litman, Director, Executive M.A. Program in Jewish Education
Dr. Michael Zeldin, Professor of Jewish Education


Thursday, April 4 at 1:00 PM ET 
REPERTORY TRENDS FOR WORSHIP: Synagogue Songweaving: Best Practices in Jewish Communal Prayer Music
Cantor Josh Breitzer, Instructor, Debbie Friedman School of Sacred Music Adjunct Faculty 
Noah Aronson, Instructor, Debbie Friedman School of Sacred Music Adjunct Faculty
**This session is held jointly with the American Conference of Cantors**

Wednesday, April 10 at 1:00 PM ET
NAVIGATING THE RAPIDS OF LEADERSHIP: Why is it that Only the Consultants Like Change?: Keys to Moving Toward Successful Change 
Rabbi Samuel Joseph, Ph.D., Eleanor Sinsheimer Distinguished Service Professor of Jewish Education and Leadership Development 


Wednesday, May 8 at 1:00 PM ET
RELEVANT TALMUD: Good Fences Make Good Neighbors: Lessons from Bavli Bava Batra
Dr. Alyssa Gray, J.D., Emily S. and Rabbi Bernard H. Mehlman Chair in Rabbinics; Professor of Codes and Responsa Literature

Wednesday, May 15 at 1:00 PM ET 
SPECIAL SESSION: Power and Authority: What Do Clergy Need to Know
Jennifer Harper, M.Div., Director, Interfaith Doctor of Ministry in Clinical Education for Pastoral Ministry Program
Rabbi Bennett Miller, D.Min., Lecturer in Pastoral Theology

Wednesday, May 29 at 1:00 PM ET 
SPECIAL SESSION: Commemorating the Yahrzeit of Rabbi Aaron D. Panken, Ph.D., z"l
Rabbi Michael Marmur, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Jewish Theology