National Conference Program 2019

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Grand Hyatt

Washington, D.C.

September 13 - 15, 2019


THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12

10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Makor Retreat (By Invitation)


FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13

 

10:00 am - 1:30 pm

JNFuture Summit

 

3:00 – 4:30 pm

Opening Plenary: The US/Israel Relationship

 

5:00 - 6:00pm

College Summit Opening

 

6:15 - 7:00 pm

Kabbalat Shabbat Services

 

7:00 pm

Shabbat Dinner

 

8:15 - 9:00 pm

Special Guest: Lucy Aharish, Israeli Arab News Anchor, Journalist, and Television Host

 

9:00 pm

Oneg Shabbat Dessert Reception

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14

 

8:00  – 9:00 am

Continental Breakfast Available

 

9:00 am

Shabbat Services

 

10:30 am - 12:45 pm

Sapphire and Chai Program and Luncheon
Experiences and Challenges of a Female Journalist

Speaker: Michal Michelle Divon, Journalist and Television Host

 

11:30 am - 12:45 pm

Shabbat Lunch

 

1:00 - 1:45 pm

Plenary: Israel and the Media

Speaker: Matti Friedman, Award-Winning Author and New York Times Contributor

 

2:00 - 5:00 pm

JNF IN ISRAEL EXPO

 

2:00 - 3:00 pm

Learning Session: Introducing the Days of Awe: A Philosophical Discussion About Fate vs. Choice

Speaker: Rabbi Leor Sinai, Co-CEO, Alexander Muss High School in Israel-JNF

 

3:15  – 4:30 pm

Plenary: Israel's Gen Now: Leaders Today and for the Future

Panelists:

Tal Ohana, Mayor of Yerucham

Lina Alatawna, Director General, Wadi Attir

TBD

 

5:45 – 7:00 pm

Major Donors Reception (By Invitation)

 

8:00 pm

Havdallah Service

 

College Summit Party

 

JNFuture Party

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 15

 

7:00 – 8:30 am

Breakfast Available

 

JNF IN ISRAEL EXPO

 

8:45 - 10:15 am

Plenary: The Challenge of Jewish Identity in the 21st Century

Presenter:

Dr. Erica Brown, Associate Professor, Curriculum and Pedagogy George Washington School of Education and Human Development Director, Mayberg Center for Jewish Education and Leadership

 

10:30 – 11:30 am

Concurrent Sessions

 

11:45  am- 1:00 pm

Plenary: Positively Israel: Changing the Narrative on Campus

Moderator: Michal Michelle Divon, Journalist and Television Host

 

1:00 - 2:00 pm

Lunch Available

 

2:15 - 2:45 pm

Plenary: Keynote Speaker

 

3:00 – 4:00 pm

Concurrent Sessions

 

4:15 - 5:30 pm

Plenary

 

6:30 pm

Dinner/Gala

Entertainment:

Capitol Steps

Mark Novak Band

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 16

 

8:30 am - 3:00 pm

Campaign Planning Summit (Advanced Registration Required)

For those serving on JNF Local and National Boards, Committees, and Task Forces

 


 

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