Overview & Conference FAQ

Educational Opportunities

The NewCAJE conference is unique in that the program consists of sessions from the best experts in the field as well as peer led sessions by excellent practitioners. The full program will be available at the end of May, but in the meantime, we will share presenters on this site as soon as they are confirmed. To get an idea of what our conference has to offer, you can browse past program books. Consider teaching a session at the conference. If you have a specific question, please email info@newcaje.org or call the office at 857-288-8765.

Here is how the conference is structured:

Pre-Conference Shabbat

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

Pre-Conference Sunday

Intensives 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.
  • Problem-solving roundtables — Colleagues discuss current classroom and school-wide issues.
  • Shavuot — Special focus on teaching and celebrating Shavuot.

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 join in the jam sessions with your favorite Jewish musicians.

Social and Networking Opportunities

There are so many ways to meet colleagues at NewCAJE: in your dorm, at the workshops, in job-alike luncheons, and in special networking sessions. NewCAJE is a family and we think you’ll find that it is an exceptionally friendly one!

  • 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 all those 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 principals, teachers, professors, clergy, musicians, artists, and storytellers who work full-time and part-time. 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

What are the dates of the NewCAJE 9 Conference?

When can I register for NewCAJE 9?

When can I see the program book and schedule?

How do I sign up for workshops at NewCAJE?

 

Residence Halls

How much is the key deposit if I’m staying in the Dorms?

Where can I find other information about on-campus housing or off-campus hotels?

 

Transportation

I am driving and want to know if anyone wants/has a ride.

I am coming from the airport. How do I get to campus?

 

Volunteering

I am arriving on Sunday and want to volunteer OR I have time during the week to volunteer. What do I do?

 

Religious Observance

I am interested in a Minyan during the conference. What do I do?

What about Shabbat observance?

 

Misc.

Is there a dress code?

What should I bring?

How can I commemorate a Jewish educator who's died in this past year?

Where can I find answers to questions about registration?

Where can I find out about being a workshop presenter?