The Consortium for the Jewish Family Conference within a Conference at CAJE

Looking for a way to learn more about working with Jewish families? Here’s your chance. Be a participant in the Consortium for the Jewish Family Conference, a “conference-within-the-conference” program at CAJE 33 in Burlington, Vermont, August 10-13.

It doesn’t matter if you are a beginner or have attended dozens of family education trainings before. Here are some of the details we know.

The faculty will include Vicky Kelman, Jo Kaye, Shellie Dickstein, Marc Margolius. Peretz Wolf-Prusan, Ron Wolfson, Bruce Whizin, Phil Warmflash and Joel Lurie Grishaver.

Tracks (the major part of the day) will include: Early Engagement; The Jewish Family and the Case for Diversity: Where Do We Go From Here?; Still Crazy After All These Years: Tackling Challenging Subjects in Teen Jewish Family Education; Changing Vision of the Family in Synagogue; Outside the Four Walls; Training in Working with Families to Prevent Addiction; and Advance Family Programming.

The guest teacher list will include: Rabbi Mark Borovitz, Beit T’shuvah; Nigel Savage, Hazon; Amichai Lau-Lavie, Storahtelling; Steven M. Cohen, HUC JIR; Mike Cumins (Torah Trek) & Neli Simhai (Teva); and Rabbi Ed Feinstein, Valley Beth Shalom. In addition our own Vicky Kelman (San Francisco BJE) will present a master class.

We will run from 4-6 on Sunday, 8:30-12:30 Monday-Thursday. Several working lunches will take place including Small and Isolated Congregations (for which a little scholarship money exists), Legacy Heritage Groups, and perhaps a couple of others.

For information e-mail To participate, sign-up on your CAJE application. To be on the list for more information as it is known, again the e-mail is