CAJE 33

The Conference on Alternatives in Jewish Education

Before You Arrive

What You Need To Know

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CAJE 33: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

  1. Important Numbers at a Glance
  2. Welcome to the University of Vermont and Burlington
  3. Traveling to Burlington
  4. Arrival and On-site Registration Information
  5. Hotel Accommodations
  6. University Accommodations: UVM Residence Hall Information
  7. Internet Connection
  8. Campus Services
  9. CAJE 33 Conference Information (CAJE Page, CAJE Office, Emergency Numbers, Hospitality Desks, Job Board, Lost and Found, Meals, Name Tags, Prayer service Schedule)
  10. What to Bring to CAJE 33
  11. CAJE 33 Off Campus Trip Descriptions (pre-registration required)

IMPORTANT NUMBERS AT A GLANCE

Emergency Numbers
In case of a true emergency have family members call the CAJE Conference Office at (802) 656-9820 from 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM, where CAJE staff will be available to assist them. Messages received during these hours and also messages left on the office voicemail will be posted on the CAJE message boards in the Student Center.

After hours, if you must be reached in an emergency, a call should be placed to the UVM’s Summer Housing Main Desk which will be staffed 24 hours a day in University Heights North Complex at (802) 656-5550.

Another option would be to call UVM’s Police Service’s Department at (802) 656-3473, phones will be answered 24 hours a day. Please give this Police Services’ phone number out with care as it should be used only in emergency situations.

25 ft Ethernet cable
If you are bringing a laptop you will need a 25 ft Ethernet cable for the residence hall rooms to connect into the Internet jack from the desk in your residence hall room. (See Internet Connection and Wireless Internet Access below)

$35 Dollar Key Deposit
If you are staying on campus, please bring $35.00 with you to registration for your key deposit (See Key Deposit and the CAJE Raffle below)

Low 58 – High 78
The average August temperatures in Burlington.

1,500
Number of people who will be joining you at CAJE 33

Welcome to the University of Vermont and Burlington

The University is commonly referred to by the initials UVM, derived from its Latin name, Universitas Viridis Montis, the University of the Green Mountains. UVM is located on 450-acre hilltop campus overlooking the shores of Lake Champlain, and at the foot of the Green Mountains in Burlington, Vermont’s largest city. The campus is one mile from the shores of Lake Champlain, and a half-mile from Church Street Marketplace, the heart of the city’s economic and cultural life.
The University of Vermont was chartered in 1791; and established as the fifth oldest college in New England (after Harvard, Yale, Dartmouth and Brown). Over the past two centuries, UVM has grown to become one of the nation’s premier small research universities, notable for combining the faculty-student relationships most commonly found in a small liberal arts college with the resources of a major research university. Visit the web site about UVM: http://www.uvm.edu/about_uvm/.

The University of Vermont is home to 9,454 undergraduates, 1,300 graduates’ students, 415 medical students and more than 1,304 full- and part-time faculty. Please visit the University of Vermont’s web site: http://www.uvm.edu.
University of Vermont Campus Map
For your convenience and planning, we’ve put an annotated campus map online: http://caje33.wikispaces.com/space/showimage/CAJE_Map.pdf. CAJE sessions will be held on the Central and Redstone campus areas. The dining hall is in the Davis Center. CAJE dorms are the University Heights and Living and Learning Complexes. The Expo is in the Athletic Complex.

Welcome to Burlington, Vermont!
Discover Vermont’s quintessential charm and unparalleled vitality. Located on the eastern shore of Lake Champlain, the Greater Burlington area offers diverse cultural activities, mountain views, back country roads, world-class dining, vibrant nightlife, superior shopping and four seasons of outdoor recreation.

Burlington is one of America’s liveliest small cities (population: 40,000), and its charm with its proximity to Vermont’s idyllic countryside.
http://www.uvm.edu/about_uvm/?Page=burlington/burlington.html&SM=burlingtonsubmenu.html
The Community’s entrepreneurial spirit and educational tradition runs deep in the Champlain Valley. There is always something to do, whether it’s enjoying a late lunch on Church Street’s pedestrian marketplace, taking a stroll along the trails of historic Shelburne Farms or enjoying a Vermont Lake Monsters baseball game on a summer evening. Factory tours are also a fun way to spend the day. Come watch as famous Vermont companies create beer, chocolate, cheese, ice cream, teddy bears, snowboards and more!

TRAVELING TO BURLINGTON

Travel from the Burlington International Airport
You are responsible for your own transportation to and from the airport. A cab ride from the Burlington International Airport is 10-15 minutes and is reasonably priced at approximately $12-$15 (each way). Your drop off location on campus will be at the University’s Patrick Gymnasium Lobby on PFG Road, for CAJE registration and housing check-in.

Burlington area taxi/cab service companies:

Yellow Cab Co. (802) 862-3300
(802) 862-3400
(802) 864-7411

Benway’s Taxi Co. (802) 862-1010
(802) 658-1313
(802) 862-5588-14 passenger van Charter

A Taxi Service/Quik Cab (802) 658-2299
1-800-598-2299

Champi Taxi (802) 598-4002
(802) 598-7254

Directions from Burlington International Airport
Exiting from the Burlington International Airport proceed west on Route 2 (Williston Road) to campus. Just past the Sheraton Hotel on Route 2, bear right on to East Avenue. Take an immediate left around the jug handle and proceed on to Spear Street.

Once on Spear Street, take the 2nd right on to PGF Road. CAJE and UVM Housing check-in will be in the Patrick Gymnasium Lobby. Proceed up PGF Road around the circle to the Patrick Gymnasium entrance for drop off and/or park in the Gutterson Garage and lot before CAJE and Housing check-in. There will be outdoor signage to direct you.
Travel by Train http://www.amtrak.com/ The Amtrak train station serving the Greater Burlington area is located at 29 Railroad Ave, Essex Jct., Vermont. Telephone: (802) 879-7298 or 1-800-872-7245
Directions from the Train Station to UVM. South on Railroad Avenue toward Lincoln Place. Turn Right onto Main Street / VT-15 / Grand Army of the Republic Hwy. Turn Right onto Pearl Street / VT-15 W / Grand Army of the Republic Hwy. Continue to follow VT-15 W / Grand Army of the Republic Hwy. Merge onto I-89 S via the ramp on the Left. Take the US-2 W exit which is Exit 14W- toward Burlington. Proceed west on Route 2 (Williston Road) to campus. Just past the Sheraton Hotel on Route 2, bear right on to East Avenue. Take an immediate left around the jug handle and proceed on to Spear Street.
Once on Spear Street, take the 2nd right on to PGF Road. CAJE and UVM Housing check-in will be in the Patrick Gymnasium Lobby. Proceed up PGF Road around the circle to the Patrick Gymnasium entrance for drop off and/or park in the Gutterson Parking Garage and lot before CAJE and Housing check-in.
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The Vermont Transit bus company serving the Greater Burlington area is located at 345 Pine Street, Burlington, Vermont. Telephone (802) 864-6811 or (802) 862-9671.

Directions from the Bus Station to UVM, North on Pine Street to the intersection of Pine & Main Streets. Take a right on to Main Street (Route 2 east). Proceed east on Route 2 / Main Street to campus. Take a right on to Spear Street.

Once on Spear Street, take the 2nd right on to PGF Road. CAJE and UVM Housing check-in will be in the Patrick Gymnasium Lobby. Proceed up PGF Road around the circle to the Patrick Gymnasium entrance for drop off and/or park in the Gutterson Parking Garage and lot before CAJE and Housing check-in.

Travel by Car
If you are planning to travel to Burlington by car, parking will be available on campus in the Gutterson Parking Garage and lot which is located on the corner of Spear Street and PFG Road.

Upon arrival at the Patrick Gymnasium Lobby, unload your luggage at the holding area next to the entrance; please check in with the CAJE Conference registration and UVM’s housing representative.

It is imperative to observe the parking regulations and only use the lot and spaces assigned. At the registration you can purchase a parking permit which must be displayed from your rearview mirror in all vehicles on campus. Note: CAJE and UVM are not responsible for towed or ticketed vehicles.

Parking Pass Information
Parking passes are required to park a vehicle on campus. Rates for parking passes are $12.00 per week. Vehicles must be parked in designated university parking lots. Parking passes will be available at registration on Friday and Sunday and at other times at UVM’s Summer Housing Main Desk in University Heights North Complex.

Directions from the South Boston, MA Area (220 miles, 4 hours): I-93 North to I-89 continues into Vermont. Take I-89 to Burlington Vermont area, Exit 14W in to Burlington. Proceed west on Route 2 (Williston Road) to campus. Just past the Sheraton Hotel on Route 2, bear right on to East Avenue. Take an immediate left around the jug handle and proceed on to Spear Street.

Once you are on Spear Street, take the 2nd right on to PGF Road. CAJE and UVM Housing check-in will be in the Patrick Gymnasium Lobby. Proceed up PGF Road around the circle to the Patrick Gymnasium entrance for drop off and/or park in the Gutterson Parking Garage and lot before CAJE and Housing check-in.

Hartford, CT Area (245 miles, 5.5 hours): I-91 North to I-89 North. Take Exit 14W in Burlington. Hotel will be immediately on your right. Proceed west on Route 2 (Williston Road) to campus. Just past the Sheraton Hotel on Route 2, bear right on to East Avenue. Take an immediate left around the jug handle and proceed on to Spear Street.

Once you are on Spear Street, take the 2nd right on to PGF Road. CAJE and UVM Housing check-in will be in the Patrick Gymnasium Lobby. Proceed up PGF Road around the circle to the Patrick Gymnasium entrance for drop off and/or park in the Gutterson Parking Garage and lot before CAJE and Housing check-in.

New York City (311 miles, 6 hours): New York State Thruway – I-87 Adirondack Northway to Albany Area: Exit 20 onto rt149 east thru Whitehall New York to Route 4 east towards Rutland Vermont, exit 2 onto 22a north (left turn off exit) continue on 22A north past Shoreham Vermont and into the town of Vergennes to Merge onto Route 7 north to Burlington. Exit onto 189 (right lane) and follow signs for Winooski / St. Albans (left lane) to Exit 14W. Take Exit 14W in Burlington.
Proceed west on Route 2 (Williston Road) to campus. Just past the Sheraton Hotel on Route 2, bear right on to East Avenue. Take an immediate left around the jug handle and proceed on to Spear Street.

Once you are on Spear Street, take the 2nd right on to PGF Road. CAJE and UVM Housing check-in will be in the Patrick Gymnasium Lobby. Proceed up PGF Road around the circle to the Patrick Gymnasium entrance for drop off and/or park in the Gutterson Parking Garage and lot before CAJE and Housing check-in.

Directions from the North Montreal Area (97 miles, 2 hours): Auto route 10 east towards Sherbrooke, Exit 22 towards Luc / Saint- Jean-Sur Richelieu. Auto route 35 S becomes Provincial Secondary Route 133 S. Provincial Secondary Route 133 S to the U.S. Border, becomes I-89 South. Take I-89 South to Exit 14W in Burlington. Proceed west on Route 2 (Williston Road) to campus. Just past the Sheraton Hotel on Route 2, bear right on to East Avenue. Take an immediate left around the jug handle and proceed on to Spear Street.
Once you are on Spear Street, take the 2nd right on to PGF Road. CAJE and UVM Housing check-in will be in the Patrick Gymnasium Lobby. Proceed up PGF Road around the circle to the Patrick Gymnasium entrance for drop off and/or park in the Gutterson Parking Garage and lot before CAJE and Housing check-in.

ARRIVAL AND ON-SITE REGISTRATION INFORMATION

What do I do when arriving on UVM’s campus?
If you arrive on Friday, August 8, between 9am-6pm or on Sunday, August 10 between 8am-6pm, you should go to the University’s Patrick Gymnasium Lobby on PFG Road. Look for the CAJE Check-In signs.

Unload your luggage and leave at the designated luggage area and proceed in to the Patrick Gymnasium Lobby to register for the CAJE conference and housing check in. At this time you will receive your CAJE information and on campus housing check in information. If applicable, park your car in the Gutterson Parking Garage and lot at this time and check into your room.

Thursday, August 7th
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Registration on Thursday will take place in the Patrick Gymnasium Lobby. Please plan to arrive at the University before 5:00 PM. The CAJE registration desk will not be staffed after 5:00 PM. If you arrive after 5pm, please go to the North Complex of University Heights. The University Housing Main Desk (802- 656-5550), at 30 University Heights Road, will be staffed by UVM 24 hours a day.

Friday, August 8th
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Registration on Friday will take place in the Patrick Gymnasium Lobby. Please plan to arrive at the University before 5:00 PM. The CAJE registration desk will not be staffed after 5:00 PM. For those arriving on Friday, your first Conference meal will be dinner. If you arrive after 5pm, please go to the North Complex of University Heights. The University Housing Main Desk (802-656-5550), at 30 University Heights Road, will be staffed by UVM 24 hours a day.

In order to create a special warm Shabbat atmosphere there is no registration on Shabbat.

Sunday, August 10th Arrivals
Registration – 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Registration is in the Patrick Gymnasium Lobby.
If your plans require you to arrive after 6:00 PM, it is imperative that you advise the CAJE office, in advance, so we can make the appropriate arrangements. Preparations for those arriving late can only be made for those who contact us in advance. Those arriving after the CAJE main registration closes on Sunday, August 10th should report to the main desk in the University Heights North complex (802) 656-5550. For those arriving on Sunday, your first Conference meal will be dinner.

Other Arrival Days and Times
If you arrive at any time outside the official registration times on Friday and Sunday, please go to the North Complex of University Heights. The University Housing Main Desk (802-656-5550) at 30 University Heights Road, will be staffed by UVM 24 hours a day.

First Timers
Attend the First Timer Orientation on Sunday at 3:00 PM in Lafayette Hall 207. Meet other first time CAJE-niks and learn how to get the most out of your CAJE experience. There will also be a first timers early childhood educators’ session at 5:15 in Rowell 103.

Key Deposits and the CAJE Raffle
If you are staying on campus a $35 key deposit will be collected at registration. When you check out and return your key, your deposit can be either refunded OR generously left as a donation to the CAJE Scholarship Fund.

Take a chance! By donating your key deposit, you will be contributing to the Teachers’ Scholarship Fund for next summer’s CAJE 34, you will also be entered for a chance to win one of the following prizes:

1st Prize: Total CAJE 34 Conference fee and airfare from anywhere in the Continental US
2nd Prize: Total CAJE 34 Conference fee
3rd Prize: ½ CAJE 34 Conference fee

By leaving your key deposit, you are helping CAJE to assist teachers who are not usually subsidized by their employers or communities to attend the CAJE Conference. Perform a Mitzvah! Leave your key deposit and you can be a winner in more ways than one! The drawing will take place after the Conference and all winners will be notified.

The $35 dollar deposit covers only a portion of the actual cost of the keys issued. If your key is lost, there will be an additional fee beyond the $35. Please be careful!

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

Below is a list of nearby Burlington hotels located near the University of Vermont.

Hilton Burlington (Sold Out)

60 Battery Street
Burlington, VT 05401
(802) 658-6500, 1-800-HILTONS
www.hilton.com

Best Western Windjammer Inn & Conference Center

1076 Williston Road
South Burlington, VT 05403
(802) 863-1125, (800) 371-1125
www.bestwestern.com

Comfort Inn & Suites – Burlington

5 Dorset Street
South Burlington, VT 05403
(802) 863-5541, (800) 808-4656
www.innvermont.com

Courtyard by Marriott – Burlington Harbor (Sold Out)

25 Cherry Street
Burlington, VT 05401
(802) 864-4700
www.marriott.com

Holiday Inn – Burlington

1068 Williston Road
South Burlington, VT 05403
(802) 863-6363, (800) 465-4329
www.holiday-inn.com

La Quinta Inn & Suites

1285 Williston Road
South Burlington, VT 05403
(802) 865-3400
http://www.lq.com/lq/index.jsp

UNIVERSITY ACCOMMODATIONS

UVM’s Residence Halls – Where will I be staying?
Participants staying on campus will be housed in the University Heights North and South Complexes, and Living and Learning A-E Complexes.

All rooms are equipped with a bed, dresser, wardrobe, desk, desk chair, wastebasket, and recycle bin. Each person will receive one set of fresh linens including: 1 bar of soap, 1 plastic cup, 2 flat sheets, 1 blanket, mattress pad, 1 pillow, 1 pillowcase, 2 towels, 1 washcloth and 3 to 5 hangers. For those guests staying five (5) to six (6) days, an additional towel and washcloth will be provided. Each participant will be assigned a double occupancy room (two people per room), unless a single room has been requested.

You are responsible for your own room key and will incur any charges for lost keys. The Conference & Event Services Department agrees to provide each participant guest with one (1) room key and one (1) residence hall access card at check-in. If the key and/or access card is not returned at check-out, a fee of $55.00/room key and $10.00/residence hall access card will be charged to the participant.

Residence hall life is very different than hotel life.
Though linens and towels will be provided, many amenities that you may be used to in a hotel will not be available. The air-conditioned residence halls are cooler than a hotel so feel free to bring extra blankets, pillows and warm pajamas for your comfort. UVM can only provide 1 blanket and 1 pillow per guest. Carefully read the What to Bring to CAJE 33 section so that you will be fully prepared once you arrive in Burlington and on campus.

UVM’s Residence Hall Main Desk
UVM’s Summer Housing Main Desk will be staffed 24 hours a day in the University Heights North Complex at (802) 656-5550.

Medical Aid
Emergency care treatment is available at Fletcher Allen Health Care (FAHC), which is adjacent to UVM’s Central Campus, off Colchester Avenue in Burlington. FAHC is a major tertiary care center. In an emergency, call UVM Police Services at (802) 656-3473 or 911 to dispatch an ambulance. Participants are responsible for all applicable fees for medical services or treatment received.

Laundry Rooms
There are washers and dryers located in the University Heights North & South, and the Living & Learning Complexes. The washers and dryers will be available throughout the duration of the conference. You may purchase a laundry card from the housing desk located at the University Heights North Complex for a cost of $10. The cost of a wash per load is $1.25 and to dry per load is also $1.25. The machines only accept the laundry card and the cards come in increments of $10.

Smoking Policy
University residence halls and campus facilities offer a smoke-free environment. Smoking is prohibited in all areas – including lounges, laundry rooms, food service areas, sleeping and meeting rooms or within 20 feet of any building’s entrance.

Alcohol & Other Drugs
Alcohol is not allowed in common areas (lobbies, lounges, study rooms, hallways, bathrooms etc.) of the residence halls. Any guest under the age of twenty-one (21) is not allowed to purchase or possess alcoholic beverages, according to Vermont State laws concerning the sale, possession, and use of alcohol. All guests will abide by Vermont law, federal law and University regulations regarding all intoxicants, narcotics and drugs.

Campus Shuttle Service
UVM’s first bus starts at : 7:20 am – Last Bus: Midnight, Monday through Thursday. Please visit UVM’s Transportation and Parking’s web site for shuttle stops: http://www.uvm.edu/tps/transportation/.

Security
For safety and security, we ask that you keep your residence hall door locked at all times. Do not leave valuables in your room. The University of Vermont is not responsible for lost or stolen items. UVM’s Police can be reached by dialing 911 or (802) 656-3473.

Telephones
Telephones will be provided in the residence hall rooms only for the University Heights North & South Complexes. The telephones in University Heights Complexes can make campus and local calls as well as receive incoming calls.

Note: Telephones are not provided in the Living & Learning Complexes.

Long distance calling cards (domestic and international) may be purchased at the University Heights Summer Housing Desk in the North Complex or UVM’s Bookstore in the Davis Center.

Internet Connection

A 25 ft Ethernet cable will be needed for the residence hall rooms to connect into the Internet jack from the desk in your residence hall room. UVM does not supply the network cable in the rooms and these rooms are not wireless. There is free wireless access in the residence hall lobby and inside the Davis Center.

If you have not brought an Ethernet cable you can purchase one at the on-campus UVM Computer Depot or at any local computer or office supply vendor.

UVM Computer Depot contact information is as follows
Computer Depot
Campus location: 211 Waterman Building
Hours: Monday through Friday: 9:00am to 4:30pm
Phone: (802) 656-3067 Web: http://www.uvm.edu/ets/mcsv/ or E-mail: depot@uvm.edu.

Internet in the Residence Halls via a Network Cable
Before accessing the internet in the Residence Halls in your individual rooms via a network cable, you will first need to register your computer with UVM. Please refer to the below link for further details:
http://www.uvm.edu/conferences/network_updates.html.

Once you have registered your computer you will be prompted to enter a Username and Password.
The username for your conference is: caes08
The password for your conference is: 2008caes08
{Note that all usernames and passwords are lowercase.}

Wireless Internet Access
UVM has a separate wireless access system from the one used to connect via a network cable as described above. In order to use the UVM wireless system, all conference participants will be assigned a unique username and password.

The username will be your first name and last name combined. Please note that we have used the first name that was given for conference registration.
For Example: William Kellenberger
Username: williamkellenberger
{Note: If a person goes by Bill, but registered as William, we will use William instead of Bill.}

The password for all participants will be the acronym of the conference, with the current year.
For Example: Coalition for the Advancement of Jewish Education Conference:
Password: caje2008
{Note: That all usernames and passwords are lowercase.}

Instructions to Browse the Internet Using Wireless:
Turn on your laptop. Search for available wireless connection. Select UVMTWA from available wireless connection. Open browser. Type in your individually assigned username and password where indicated.

CAMPUS SERVICES

Recreational Facility
The Gucciardi Fitness and Recreational Center will be available for use by CAJE participants during their stay at UVM for a per person fee. Summer rates are $8.00 per day or $30 per week.
Monday – Friday ~ Hours: 11:30 am – 8:00 pm
CAJE attendees must show their conference guest card to use the fitness center.

A Sampling of Davis Center Services
The following locations are open to walk-ins.

ATM Machines
(TD BankNorth, Merchants Bank & Chittenden Bank)
Locations: Davis Center’s 1st and 3rd floors

Henderson‘s Café
Featuring Vermont Artisan’s Coffee, Tea, and Mirabelle’s pastries Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (3rd floor)

Brennan’s Pub & Bistro
Classic grille fare (burgers, veggie burgers, chicken sandwiches, salads & wraps)
Monday – Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (1st floor)

CATPause Convenience Store
Quick snacks, refreshing beverages, and lunch on-the-go
Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (1st floor)

UVM Bookstore
UVM gear, books, newspapers, magazines & more
Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (3rd floor)

Growing Vermont, a student-run business
Selling Vermont and socially conscious products – a perfect place to find a gift
Monday – Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (call ahead: (802) 656-3568, 1st floor)

UVM Computer Depot
Computer and AV supplies (carrying Apple, Dell & Gateway products)
Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (1st floor)

Underground Copy: Print & Mail / Mail Service
A one-stop shop for copy, print, & mail services, photo developing & more
Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (1st floor)

Chittenden Bank
A full-service bank
Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (1st floor)

Davis Center Information Hubs ~ Hoffman Information & Resource Center / Desk
A knowledgeable student staff, 40+ games, 30+ magazines, and free pool & foosball
Monday – Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.; Saturday & Sunday 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Call (802) 656-INFO or visit http://www.uvm.edu/daviscenter (1st floor)

CAJE 33 CONFERENCE INFORMATION

CAJE Page
Conference Newsletter: The CAJE Page is your source for last-minute changes and additions in the world of the CAJE Conference. Copies will be available every morning at breakfast in the Dining Room in the Davis Center as well as at the Information Booths and University Heights North & South complexes. The CAJE Page will also feature news and articles by CAJE members. If you have something you wish to contribute to the CAJE Page, you can leave your article in the box at the CAJE Office. The daily CAJE Page will also be available online at http://www.caje.org

CAJE Office
The CAJE Conference office is located in the University Heights South Complex, 30 University Heights and is open daily from 8:00 AM-7:00 PM. The CAJE Conference office telephone number is (802) 656-9820. There will be a member of the CAJE staff in the office during all hours of operation. They will be on-hand to answer your questions and handle any Conference-related problems you might have. Please do not hesitate to stop by the office to share any concerns you have been unable to deal with elsewhere.

Job Board
The Job Board is located in the Davis Center. It will benefit both those seeking employment and potential employers. Feel free to post your announcements of opportunities. The Job Board will serve as a silent shadchan.

Meals
Kashrut will be maintained at CAJE 33 under the supervision of Rabbi Aryeh Spero. All meals (other than Shabbat) will be dairy/parve. Meals for both residents and commuters at the Conference will begin with Sunday dinner and end with Thursday lunch. Commuters will be entitled to all meals served at the Conference.


Meal Location & Times
Meals are served in the Marketplace in the Davis Center.
Breakfast 7:00 AM8:30 AM
Lunch 11:30 AM2:00 PM
Dinner 4:45 PM7:00 PM

Please cooperate by permitting exhibitors, CAJE staff, people with disabilities, and parents with young children to proceed to the front of the serving line.

On Sunday evening dinner will be provided for those fasting for Tisha B’Av after sundown.

Name Tags
These are very important! We ask that everyone wear them throughout the Conference. They will identify you as a registered Conference participant. They are required for admission to all sessions, meals and evening programs. You will receive your name tag at registration. If you lose yours, come see the staff in the CAJE office in the University Heights South Complex, 30 University Heights.

Prayer Service Schedule
Daily minyanim will meet at the following times and places on Monday through Thursday:

Hours & Locations
Shacharit (Monday-Thursday): 7:00 AM
Traditional Minyan – Living/Learning Bldg. A A161
Egalitarian Minyan -Living/Learning Bldg. A A102

Minchah/Maariv: (Monday-Wednesday): 6:45 PM
Traditional Minyan – Living/Learning Bldg. A A161
Egalitarian Minyan -Living/Learning Bldg. A A102

WHAT TO BRING TO CAJE 33

Attire
Casual dress is appropriate for the entire CAJE Conference. The average August high temperature in Burlington is 78° F and low is 58° F, please pack accordingly. Note that meeting rooms and residence halls may be chillier than expected, so it is recommended that you bring a sweater or a jacket for the day time and warm pajamas, extra blankets for the night time.

Additional items for those staying in the residence halls
Below is a list of items that are strongly suggested to bring with you if you are staying in the residence halls on campus.

  • All __personal toiletries, including soap and shampoo, as well as sun screen lotion
  • Pack an extra bath towel and a bathrobe. Although 2 -3 towels will be provided depending on the number of nights you are staying on campus, you may want your own full-size towel
  • Additional linens for twin bed and extra pillow. Although 2 flat sheets and one pillow are provided for the duration of your stay, you may want to bring your own as extra
  • Additional blanket (Note that room air conditioning can not be turned down or off.)
  • Warm pajamas for the night time (as the air conditioning in University Heights Residence Hall may be cool)
  • Sweater for the daytime (as the air conditioning in the Davis Center may be cool)
  • Extra hangers
  • Rain gear, hat and/or umbrella
  • Alarm clock (Please note there is no wake-up service)
  • Comfortable shoes or sneakers for walking the campus
  • Cool and casual/semi-casual clothing
  • Shower shoes. You may be sharing a semi-private shower
  • Siddur/Tanach
  • Kippah, tallit, and tefillin
  • Cell phone with charger
  • Camera
  • Pens, pencils, paper, etc.
  • Laptop (optional – not required). Be sure to register your laptop prior to the conference so that you can access the Internet on campus. For directions please see the above section on Internet Connection
  • If you do bring a laptop, then also bring a 25 ft Ethernet cable to connect into the Internet jack from the desk in your residence hall room

CAJE 33 Off Campus Trip Descriptions

Pre Registration required no later than Friday, July 25

Shabbat Hike with Mike Comins
August 9, 2008
9am-5pm
Lunch included
Transportation to trailhead by bus

Torah was given in the wilderness of Sinai. Is this coincidental, or is there an organic, vital connection between Jewish spirituality and the natural world? TorahTrek founder Rabbi Mike Comins answers with an emphatic yes! Spend Shabbat day in the Vermont wilderness exploring the connection between inner and outer geography. Expect easy meditative walking, Shabbat prayer, discussion, song, and a new approach to Jewish spiritual practice. Learn more at http://www.torahtrek.com and http://www.awildfaith.com, the web site for Rabbi Comins’ new book, A Wild Faith: Jewish Ways into Wilderness, Wilderness Ways into Judaism. Expect to walk up to 6 miles on easy to moderate trail with 1 to 2 thousand feet elevation gain; occasional steep slopes.

Please bring at least 2 quarts of water, daypack, snacks, good walking shoes or boots, hat, sunscreen, sunscreen lip balm, whistle, layers and rain gear (if it’s cold or rainy). If you use reading glasses, you’ll want them.

Bike Rides with Dave Cohen – choose 1 or all 3!
Erev Shabbat, Friday, August 8, 2008.
1:30-4:30 pm
10-20 miles (a mellow ride)

Shabbat, August 9, 2008
10am-5pm
Approximately 25-30 miles
Lunch included
This is a trip for those with good physical endurance. You must have the ability to ride approximately 30 miles.

Sunday, August 10, 2008
11:30am-2:30 pm
15-20 miles (a relaxing ride)
Lunch included

From the seat of a bike it is possible to develop a great appreciation for the world while traveling in one of the most efficient and ecologically responsible methods available. Bicycling can also serve as a profound connection to many of our teachings relating to the cycles of our bodies, spirit, and creation, in addition to reminding us of the balance we need to be focused and unafraid to travel on what Rebbe Nachman described as the very narrow bridge. Helmets are required for the rides. Bike rentals are available at local bike shops at the rate of about $25/day or $50/3 days. Please have your bike rented and with you before each trip.

The bike rides are led by Dave Cohen, an avid cyclist, entrepreneur, Jewish educator and environmental activist. He is the founder of Pedal Express, a human-powered cargo delivery service based in Berkeley, CA.

Community Service Trip with Panim: The Institute for Jewish Leadership and Values
Get Your Hands Dirty
Wednesday, August 13, 11:45-2:00
Lunch Included

Don’t just sit back and watch – do! We’ll go out into the Burlington community and provide direct community service. Of course, you’ll learn too – we’ll model a service reflection program and talk about ways to engage your students in service. Integrating service projects into your educational experience can reinvigorate students and teachers alike – try it, you’ll see! Wear clothes that can get dirty. Boxed lunches included. If you are registered for the Panim Institute at the conference, please do not register for this community service trip. Your participation is assumed.

This trip is led by Rachel E. Meytin, the director of the Center for Jewish Service-Learning at PANIM: The Institute for Jewish Leadership and Values.

All starting locations for trips will be announced on campus at registration.

  • For questions about the hikes and walks, please email Mike Comins at

Mike Comins at info@torahtrek.com and write CAJE in the subject line.


To register for any of these trips, please email Stephanie Reed at sreed@caje.org with your trip choices. Please include CAJE 33 Off Campus in the subject line of your e-mail.

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