NATIONAL CONFERENCE PROGRAM 2022

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National Conference 2022 Boston
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Omni Boston Hotel at the Seaport

Boston, MA

 

November 4 - 6, 2022

 

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4

 

9:00 am

Conference Registration Opens!


College Student Summit

One of the largest gatherings in the country of college students who come together to celebrate Israel, learn how to advocate for her, and connect with peers and like-minded people of all ages.


High School Student Summit

A celebration of Israel, High School Summit is an opportunity for young, Jewish leaders from across the country to learn how Jewish National Fund-USA is transforming the land and people of Israel.


Rabbinic Student Summit

The student-clergy track of Jewish National Fund-USA's, National Conference, the Rabbinic Student Summit offers a unique opportunity for this special peer group to learn about Jewish National Fund-USA's work for the land and people of Israel and meet, learn, and connect with colleagues from all of the various denominations.

 

9:00 – 2:00 pm

JNF IN ISRAEL EXPO

A showcase of Jewish National Fund-USA's amazing partners on the ground in Israel. Spend time walking through and get to know our affiliates who are working day in and day out to improve the quality of life all across Israel's North and South. Learn more about your impact on our vital work in Israel. Bring a bag, there's always SWAG!

 

9:00 – 10:00 am

JNFuture National Board Meeting

 

10:00 am – 1:00 pm

JNFuture Summit

 

10:00 am – 11:00 am

Gaza Envelope Task Force Meeting

 

10:00 am – 11:00 am

Israel Independence Experience Task Force Meeting

 

10:00 - 11:30 am

Nefesh B'Nefesh Task Force Meeting

 

10:00 am – 11:30 am

Fire and Rescue Task Force Meeting

 

10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Disabilities Task Force Meeting

11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Go North - East Task Force Meeting

 

12:30 - 1:45 pm

WFI Session: The Future of Women in Philanthropy

 

2:00 – 3:30 pm

Opening Plenary: It's Time to Celebrate!

Take part in the excitement of the official opening of our conference as we enjoy being together and exploring our major achievements over the past few years.

 

Speakers:

Michael Herzog, Israel’s Ambassador to the United States (invited)  

Pnina Tamano Shata, Israel Minister of Aliyah and Integration

 

Memorable Performance by Members of the Special in Uniform Band

 

3:45 – 4:45 pm

General Campaign Meeting (By invitation)

 

4:00 – 5:00 pm

Central Negev Task Force Meeting

 

4:00 – 5:00 pm

Arts and Entertainment Task Force Meeting

 

4:00 – 5:00 pm

Small Communities Meeting

 

5:15 – 6:15 pm

Kabbalat Shabbat Services

Traditional and Egalitarian options

 

6:30 pm

Shabbat Dinner (Reservations Required)

Take part in the largest Shabbat dinner you'll ever have. Join over 1,000 people including college and high school students!

 

8:00 – 8:45 pm

Plenary: Jewish Pride

Speaker:

Hear from Ben M. Freeman, Author and Internationally Renowned Educator, founder of the modern Jewish Pride movement, a leading voice against anti-Jewish racism.

 

 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5

 

8:00 – 9:00 am

Continental Breakfast Available

 

10:00 - 3:30 pm

JNF IN ISRAEL EXPO

 

8:00 – 9:00 am

Meeting of Lawyers for Israel Society

9:00 am

Shabbat Services

Traditional and Egalitarian options

 

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Arad Task Force Meeting

 

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Arava and Eilot Task Force Meeting

 

11:00 am – 12:45 pm

Sapphire and Chai Program and Luncheon (by invitation)

 

11:30 am – 12:45 pm

Housing Development Fund Meeting

 

11:30 am – 12:45 pm

Shabbat Lunch

 

1:00 – 2:00 pm

Plenary: Confronting Jew Hatred in the 21st Century

Speaker:

Rachel Fish, Co-founder and Scholar Warrior of Boundless

Get educated on reimagining Israel education and engagement and taking bold collective action to combat Jew hatred across North America.

 

2:00 – 3:15 pm

National Water Task Force Meeting

 

2:15 – 3:15 pm

Shabbat Learning Sessions

 

2:15 – 3:15 pm

Go North - West Task Force Meeting

 

2:15 – 3:15 pm

MAKOM Task Force Meeting

 

2:15 – 3:15 pm

Regional Board Presidents Meeting (By Invitation)

 

3:30 – 4:30 pm

Plenary: How can one be progressive, LGBTQ, a person of color, left wing and pro-Israel? Easily.

Speaker:

Hen Mazzig, Israeli Writer, Speaker and Activist

Named one of the Top 50 Jewish LGBTQ+ Influencers, Hen Mazzig, a Mizrahi Jew will offer insight on the confluence of seemingly polar perspectives.

5:00 – 6:15 pm

Reception for Members of our President’s, Negev, and King Solomon Societies and our Century and World Chairman Councils (By Invitation)

 

9:00 pm

JNFuture Party

 

 

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 6

 

7:00 – 8:30 am

Breakfast Available

 

10:00 am - 3:30 pm

JNF IN ISRAEL EXPO

 

8:45 – 10:00 am

Plenary:

To the Next 50 and Beyond: Celebrating AMHSI at 50 and the Jewish National Fund-USA Continuum of Engagement with Israel

See and hear how Jewish National Fund-USA offers ways to connect to Israel for all ages and at all times. 

 

10:15 – 11:30 am

Concurrent Sessions (select one)

  • Being a Zionist on Campus Today
  • Leveraging Jewish National Fund-USA for Strategic Collaboration in School Settings
  • What Does Zionist Education Look Like in Israel?
  • Instant Advocacy: Israel, Instragram and Engaging the Next Generation
  • Blueprint Next: Celebrating our Accomplishments and Looking Forward to the Future

 

11:45 am – 12:30 pm

Lunch Available

 

12:45 – 2:00 pm

Plenary: Big and Bold: The Future Burns Bright: Our Vision for the Future

Be prepared to be wowed with what's in store for the land and people of Israel with Jewish National Fund-USA

 

2:15 – 3:30 pm

Concurrent Sessions (select one)

  • The Magic of the Eastern and Western Galilee in Northern Israel
  • Food, Water and Energy: The Driving Forces of National Security in Israel and the World
  • Israel's Success Story of Inclusion
  • The World Zionist Village - A New Conversation

 

3:45 – 5:00 pm

Plenary:

Champions of Zionism

Moderator:

Hen Mazzig, Israeli Writer, Speaker, and Activist

Panelists:

Ben M. Freeman, Author and Internationally Renowned Educator
Virág Gulyás, Non-Jewish Israel and Jewish rights Activist, Writer, Speaker
Dr. Logan Levkoff-Cortes, Chair, Caravan for Democracy

Representing all walks of life, this panel will empower you to stand tall and proud as a lover of Israel.

 

6:30 pm

Gala/Dinner

 

8:15 pm

Entertainment:

Jon Stetson, America’s Master Mentalist

BERACH Orchestra

 

 

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 7

 

10:00 - 11:00 am

AMIIE-JNF Board of Directors Meeting

 

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

National Board of Directors Meeting

 

PLANT TREES IN ISRAEL