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The 16th Annual Scheidt Seminar

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Maxie Kalish


A North American Training Institute for
Congregational Presidents and Presidents-Elect

April 24-27, 2014
Dolce Atlanta-Peachtree City Hotel
201 Aberdeen Parkway
Peachtree City, GA 30269

Requirements and Fees

To participate in the Scheidt Seminar, you must acknowledge that:

  • You are the president or president-elect of your Union for Reform Judaism congregation
  • You are the only participant from your congregation
    (co-presidents, please email for more information)
  • This is your first time attending a Scheidt Seminar

As a participant in the Scheidt Seminar, you agree to:

  • Schedule your flight to arrive in Atlanta around 3:00 p.m., two hours prior to the opening session
  • Participate fully in every session
  • Schedule your return flight to depart Atlanta no earlier than 1:30 p.m. on Sunday
The fees for the Scheidt Seminar are: $850 for a single room or $550 for a shared double room.
The fees include room, meals, materials and airport transfers to and from the Atlanta airport.
Your only other cost is airfare.

Fees are partially underwritten by a generous grant from Rudi and Honey Scheidt.

In four short days you will:
  • Have a conversation with Union for Reform Judaism President Rabbi Richard Jacobs
  • Engage in dialogue with the Chairman of the Board Stephen Sacks
  • Discuss solutions to everyday congregational problems
  • Explore Torah-based governance
  • Improve your leadership skills
  • Increase your Jewish knowledge
  • Meet and network with other Reform synagogue leaders
  • Share successful program ideas with other presidents
2014 Seminar Confirmed Faculty and Presenters

Amy Asin

URJ Faculty, Congregational Leadership

Cantor Susan Caro

Past President, American Conference of Cantors

Rabbi Louis Feldstein

CEO, Dynamic Change Solution

Rabbi Daniel Freelander

Senior Vice President, Union for Reform Judaism

Larry Glickman

Director, Knowledge Network, Union for Reform Judaism

Rabbi Richard Jacobs

President, Union for Reform Judaism

Alan Kitey

Director, Congregational Network - South, Union for Reform Judaism

Merry Lugasy

Director, Small Congregation Network, Union for Reform Judaism

Rabbi Aaron Panken

President, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion

Stephen Sacks

Chair, Board of Trustees, Union for Reform Judaism

Beth Schafer

Music Educator, Songwriter and Performer

Shelley Schweitzer

Director, Congregational Networks, Union for Reform Judaism

Rabbi Bradley Solmsen

Director, Youth Engagement, Union for Reform Judaism

The Rev. Richard Vosko

URJ Faculty, Worship Environments and Sacred Spaces

Gila Hadani Ward

Director, Congregational Network - East, Union for Reform Judaism

Small Congregation Resource Fund Grant
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