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Connect with Peers


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

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.

Attendees network with North American peers, sharing ideas and perspectives on topics such as program development and congregational membership and engagement. Additional issues are covered in share groups, as those with specific interests work together to address challenges their kehillot face and then brainstorm solutions. Peer coaching also takes place, helping attendees learn from the wisdom of those with similar-sized congregations.

The next Large Congregation Conference is planned for February 2019 at a to-be-determined kehilla.

Other Events

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New Directors' Institute

District Conference
July 24, 2018 12 Av, 577810:00 AM

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August 2, 2018 21 Av, 57786:00 PM

Getting Off to a Great Start

District Conference
October 21, 2018 12 Heshvan, 57799:30 AM

Next Generation Judaism: Meeting People Where They Are

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