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The Scheidt Seminar
A North American Training Institute for Congregational Presidents & Presidents-Elect

2018 URJ Scheidt Seminar

Registration for the URJ Scheidt Seminar taking place in April 2018 is open through March 19th, or until we reach capacity.

The cost of the program, which covers all expenses other than travel, is $990 for a single room and $825 for a double room. Grants are available for leaders of small congregations (250 member units or less), and for presidents from congregations of any size that haven't sent participants to the seminar since 2009.

The URJ Scheidt Seminar is open to presidents and presidents-elect of URJ congregations. It provides congregational presidents the opportunity to learn, network and worship with participants from congregations of different locations and sizes. An individual can attend the seminar only once. 

The URJ Scheidt Seminar

Since 1998, the URJ Scheidt Seminar for Presidents and Presidents-Elect has engaged over 1,500 congregational presidents. Funded through the generosity of Rudi and Honey Scheidt, the annual URJ Scheidt Seminar convenes congregational presidents to learn, network, build relationships, and enhance leadership skills. It serves as a springboard for learning throughout presidents' terms. 

In four short days, participants will:

  • Learn and network with the leadership of the Reform Movement
  • Discuss solutions to everyday congregational problems
  • Improve leadership skills
  • Increase Jewish knowledge
  • Meet and network with presidents of other Reform congregations
  • Share successful program ideas with other presidents

For more information, contact Lisa Lieberman Barzilai at (212) 650-4081 or