The Commons

The Commons is USCJ's digital community platform for lay and professional leadership of our member congregations to share ideas and resources, engage in conversation and create networks of purpose.

The Commons strengthens congregations by:

  • Fostering the creation and deepening of relationships among the leadership of our kehillot and USCJ
  • Facilitating the sharing of ideas and resources
  • Empowering members to develop their own affinity groups (clubs and cohorts), for their leadership teams, within our broader community
  • Directing synagogue leaders to forums of relevance on topics such as development and fundraising, digital engagement and disability inclusion
  • Further enabling our network to seek meaning together as we advance the role that an authentic and dynamic Judaism plays in the world

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Large Congregation Conference

USCJ’s Large Congregation Conference, sponsored by the Tuttleman Family Foundation, brings together leadership of our largest kehillot to discuss current events and issues specifically relevant to synagogues of this size. The three-day event is open to kehillot with membership of 750 or more.

The next Large Congregation Conference is January 27-29, 2019 at Adas Israel Congregation in Washington, D.C. The theme is The Power of Teaming: Creating Powerful Partnerships to Foster Engagement and Innovation. Keynote speakers include:

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The biennial USCJ Convention is the largest gathering of Conservative Jews in North America, uniting hundreds of rabbis, executive directors, presidents, educators, young adults and others to tackle the biggest questions facing modern congregations.

This five-day program celebrates a Judaism that’s truly dynamic and authentic. It begins with a powerful Shabbat experience featuring music, performance and prayer, followed by three days of workshops, panels and educational sessions, covering topics vital to Conservative Jewish communities.

See ideas and resources from the 2017 convention in Atlanta, GA and highlights of the 2015 convention in Schaumburg, Illinois, 

December 6-December 10, 2019 8 Kislev, 5780-12 Kislev, 5780

USCJ Convention 2019

December 10, 2021 6 Tevet, 578212:00 AM

USCJ Convention 2021

Other Events

January 24, 2019 18 Shevat, 57791:00 PM

The Cost of Security: Tips for Accessing Synagogue Security Funding

Program Alumni Events
January 25, 2019 19 Shevat, 57796:00 PM

NYC USY Alumni Shabbat Dinner with Or Zarua Young Professionals

Program Alumni Events
January 31, 2019 25 Shevat, 57795:30 PM

Florida-Area USY Alumni Happy Hour

February 5, 2019 30 Shevat, 57791:00 PM

Developmentally Appropriate Practices for Jewish Educators

District Conference
February 10, 2019 5 Adar I, 57798:30 AM

Engage: A Relational Approach to Membership, Marketing, and Communications

District Conference
February 10, 2019 5 Adar I, 577910:00 AM

Healthy Partnerships for Professional and Lay Leadership (Mid-Atlantic District)

February 24, 2019 19 Adar I, 577912:00 AM

Sulam for Officers LA

Program Alumni Events
March 1-March 2, 2019 24 Adar I, 5779-25 Adar I, 5779

Boston-Area USY Alumni 3-D Shabbat

March 7-March 10, 2019 30 Adar I, 5779-3 Adar II, 5779

Sulam for Presidents 2019

March 13, 2019 6 Adar II, 57791:00 PM

Dayenu: Enough with the Old Model Seder

May 19, 2019 14 Iyar, 577912:00 AM

Sulam for Officers Illinois

March 19-March 22, 2020 23 Adar, 5780-26 Adar, 5780

Sulam for Presidents 2020