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

District Conference
December 16, 2018 8 Tevet, 57791:30 PM

Next Generation Judaism: Meeting People Where They Are (San Diego)

Program Alumni Events
December 19, 2018 11 Tevet, 57798:00 PM

Trivia with Boston Area USY Alumni

December 20, 2018 12 Tevet, 57792:00 PM

When Seconds Count: Developing Practical Emergency Plans for Congregations

Program Alumni Events
December 20, 2018 12 Tevet, 57797:00 PM

Chicagoland USY Alumni Trivia Night

Program Alumni Events
December 23, 2018 15 Tevet, 57793:30 PM

USY Reunion at International Convention

January 18-January 20, 2019 12 Shevat, 5779-14 Shevat, 5779

Kol Tefilla 2.0

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