Conference Overview & FAQ

Educational Opportunities

The NewCAJE conference is a unique experience that offers educations sessions from experts in the field, as well as peer led sessions by excellent practitioners. The full list of opportunities will be available by the end of May, but in the meantime, we will share presenters on this site as they are confirmed. To get a sense of what our conferences have to offer, feel free to browse past program books here.

If you have a specific question not covered on our website, please email or call our office at 875-288-8765.

Conference Structure

Pre-Conference Shabbat

The conference begins with an optional Shabbat experience that includes Shabbat scholars, pluralistic prayer experiences, and festive meals. Get to know your colleagues in a relaxed atmosphere before the conference!

This year we’re very excited to share the University of Hartford with the National Havuah Institute for Shabbat. We’re looking forward to overlapping and interacting with them!

Pre-Conference Sunday

Intensive opportunities are available and are taught by thought leaders on a variety of topics.

Daytime Conference – Sunday-Wednesday

Workshops — Hour and a half to three hour sessions on topics of interest to Jewish educators. NewCAJE brings together colleagues from every denomination and in every setting and grade level.

  • General Interest — Each day of the conference features 80+ workshops, with topics varying from Administration to Tikkun Olam, that you can take home to implement in your community. Workshops will help you to learn the newest techniques and ideas in Jewish education.
  • Torah Lishma — A chance to study Jewish texts with inspirational teachers during the conference.
  • Certificate Programs — A track of study, like a college major, to focus on one topic.
  • Skills and Resources Sessions — Practical tools to strengthen your project based learning classroom.
  • Hanukah  Special focus on teaching and celebrating Hanukah.

Exhibit Area: 30+ exhibitors sharing education-based products.

Evening Programs – Sunday-Wednesday

Plenary Sessions: Keynote speakers, honoring colleagues, advocacy.

Entertainment: Music, art, dance, theater, storytelling, film, and so much more!

Late-night Kumsitz: Hang out at the NewCAJE bar and participate in the jam sessions with your favorite Jewish musicians.

Social and Networking Opportunities

Job-alike luncheons, networking sessions, workshops and dorm room experiences are just a few of the way to meet colleagues at NewCAJE. NewCAJE is a family and we think you’ll find it to be exceptionally welcoming!

  • Network with your peers in formal and informal ways.
  • Community of Practice Luncheons
  • Young Professionals — a gathering of the emerging leaders in the field, who are paving the way for a new generation of innovative Jewish education. The Young Professionals will have networking activities geared especially for those aged 22-36.
  • Sing in the NewCAJE Chorale

NewCAJE, ConferenceNewCAJE conferences bring together individuals who are involved in the transmission of Jewish education and culture

Participants come from most U.S. states and many countries. We represent every stream of Judaism and teach every age group. We are part-time and full-time teachers, principals, professors, clergy, musicians, artists, and storytellers. We are lay leaders and parents, entrepreneurs and social media gurus. We work in Hebrew/Supplementary Schools, Day Schools, camps, Jewish Community Centers, and synagogues, to name but a few.

We come together to share ideas, learn from each other, and to solve problems facing us in our professional lives. We come together to advocate for Jewish education and to improve the quality of Jewish education offered in our home communities.

NewCAJE celebrates Judaism, Jewish learning, and Jewish culture, inspiring us to broaden our perspectives and renew our spirits as we do the work of linking one generation to the next.

Conference Schedule

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Residence Halls

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Religious Observance

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