The Conference on Alternatives in Jewish Education

Posts Tagged ‘Richard Freund’

Some Preliminary CAJE 33 Highlights

Posted by Joel H. on August 15, 2008

It’s impossible to summarize CAJE 33 in a few pages, let alone a few lines. Still, here are just a handful of my personal CAJE 33 highlights. In loose chronological order:

  • Ellen Dreskin’s Friday night service.
  • Richard Freund’s Shabbat sessions.
  • Tisha B’av kinot.
  • Bicycling on the Lake Champlain causeway.
  • Storahtelling‘s opening.
  • Monday’s Roundtable Fishbowl.
  • Macy Hart‘s keynote.
  • Drinking cups made from corn.
  • Manny Gold’s keynote.
  • Dynamic conversations over lunch.
  • My father Larry Hoffman‘s plenary session
  • The beautiful UVM campus.
  • Ed Feinstein‘s stories.
  • Doug Mishkin‘s music.
  • The wonderful UVM staff.
  • Doug Cotler‘s stellar closing program.

What were your favorites?


Posted in CAJE 33 followup, Chair, Joel M. Hoffman | Tagged: , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments »

Who we are!

Posted by melbray on April 24, 2008

By Mel Birger-Bray

With over 700 people 1,400 people representing almost 40 U.S. states and 4 continents already registered for CAJE 33, I want to add my voice to those who are eagerly anticipating a wonderful CAJE conference this August.

I’m particularly excited to be Co-Chairing CAJE 33 this year. One of the things Im focusing on is a new track called “Who we are”, designed to focus our collective attention on the growing diversity in our schools and shuls. Dr. Richard Freund, one of our Shabbat scholars, will play a load role in the “Who we are” track, teaching, for example, about the Jews of Latin America. Edward (Buzz) Bray will offer advice on sensitizing teachers to interfaith families and a converts’ path to Judaism.

As a Gay Jew who has not always felt included, I know what important roles teachers can play in fostering diversity and educating our communities.

Whoever you are, and wherever you’re from, I’m looking forward to welcoming you to CAJE 33.

Posted in CAJE 33 Information, Co-Chair, Mel Birger-Bray | Tagged: , , , , | 2 Comments »