IT IS TIME

TO MEET

AGAIN

Lay leaders & professionals

BERLIN, GERMANY - march 26/28 - 2023

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About the Summit

Rethinking the place of the Jews

in a tumultuous Europe


The XXI century has started with three main milestones: the Pandemic, the war in Ukraine and the rise of the extreme far right as a symptom of a new normal. However, nothing of this is new in Europe. Since the end of WWII, we have seen an amazing and unparalleled time of growth and peace (with the exception of the Yugoslav Wars) and it seems it is over. The uncertainty of the beginning of the century has shifted to times that show life in Europe is far from being easy and there are important clouds in the future.


Recognizing these dilemmas, after three years of not having in-person meetings among Jewish leaders, it is time, more than ever, to celebrate what we have achieved for Jewish life in Europe, by coming together to strengthen our bonds, as well as to learn and to discuss how we as Jewish leaders are dealing with many critical issues in our Communities.


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We will be discussing issues such as:

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The current economic crisis which is severely affecting the people in our countries

The refugee crisis

The rise of the far-right

The relations between Israel and the Jews in Europe

New challenges: dealing with different identities and gender issues

New social trends affecting the model of families

The present and future of youth

New ways of managing our organisations

Communities Growth after Crisis/Trauma

And many more...

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Pre Summit Shabbat Programme

Friday 24th / Saturday 25th March

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AN UPDATED SHABBAT PROGRAMME WILL BE ONLINE

SHORTLY

Friday

Shabbat Services & Shabbat Group Dinner

Saturday

Morning - Shacharit Shabbat Services

13:00

Shabbat Lunch

15:00

Berlin Walking Tours - Several Proposals by interests

20:30

Informal Reception in Hotel - Meet the participants

SHABBAT PACKAGE

€ 550 SGL / € 800 COUPLE

Shabbat Package includes Friday and Saturday nights in 5* hotel - Conference Venue, kosher meals during Shabbat. Special Tours & Interesting programmes.

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Summit Draft Programme

12:00 - 14:00

Registration Opens - Welcoming Refreshment

Sunday 26th March

14:00 - 14:30

Official Opening - Representatives of Organisers, Supporters & Authorities

14:30 - 15:45

Plenary - Conversation & Perspective

15:45 - 16:00

Break

16:00 - 18:30 - The Future of European Jewry

by Prof. David Passig - Working Session - Groups Discussion

18:30 - 19:45 - Parallel Sessions

  • Teens


  • LGBTQ+ - Is acceptance & inclusion enough?


  • Digital Transformation - Keeping pace with digital trends - Ira Rosensaft

Digitalization is disrupting and challenging entire societies, organizations and global institutions, as well as the lives of ordinary people, perhaps more than any other societal trend. In a world of growing digital possibilities, with new technology evolving every day, it is more and more important to keep pace. For example, the recent dilemma in education as to whether or not to ban ChatGPT from schools and other educational institutions or to find ways of implementing it in the work, just demonstrates the challenge of creating new technological standards. In this session we will learn what digital transformation means in practice, and what challenges and opportunities it creates for organizations. Furthermore, we will understand what is currently seen as “the state of the art” for not-for-profit organizations like ours, as well as looking at strategies for creating a an effective approach to digitality in our work.

  • Formal Jewish Education - New ideas of co-operative learning, working and leading.

Discussions from Finland - Martti Hellström


  • Small communities: Succession plans


  • Social Welfare


  • Leatid Session


  • JCCs - The Great Pivot: How the Pandemic and the war in Ukraine repositioned JCCs

In this panel discussion we will learn from JCCs that changed their focus from informal education and recreation to social welfare and humanitarian help, demonstrating how JCCs reflect the needs of the community and adjust to changing realities. Lessons learned will shed light on how a crisis can be a source of vitality.


  • Accessing EU FUNDING - General Introduction

Requirements & Programmes









19:45 - 21:00

Free Time

21:00 - Dinner - Official Welcoming & Entertainment

Summit Draft Programme

Monday 27th March

7:30 - 8:45 - Early Bird Sessions

  • Meet Yesod
  • Israelis living in Europe - Parallel Communities
  • Leatid Training session
  • Jewish Camps - Ma tovu Hoalecha Yaakov - Nurturing Identity outdoors
  • Social Welfare Working Session



8:45 - 10:00 - Plenary - Israel & European Jewry

10:15 - 11:30 - Gender & Leadership

Plenary

11:30 - 11:45 -

Break

11:45 - 13:00 - Parallel Sessions

  • Interfaith marriages - Making our communities accessible


  • Grassroots organisations


  • Young Adults - Engaging spaces: Innovative environments that are filling community spaces and building new ones - Session by Junction


  • Antisemitism - Words To Action presentation and mini training (topic: Anti-Zionism) Dalia Grinfeld

This is an interactive education program for Jewish youth, young adults and their adult family members designed to empower and equip the Jewish community with constructive and effective responses to combat antisemitism, anti-Zionism and anti-Israel bias. In partnership with the European Union of Jewish Students (EUJS), ADL is delivering Words To Action trainings across Europe tailored to each country's specific needs and in their respective native languages.


  • Small Communities - Communities' wellbeing - Revital Argov

Invisible clients are people that are in vulnerable situations like: intra-family problems, loss and grief, unemployment. These people aren't necessarily welfare clients, but still need support through their crisis. All of us can be in vulnerable situations.


  • Communities becoming green - Green Transition - Yaron Nadbornik


  • Accessing EU FUNDING - Session 2


  • Valuing and Managing Volunteers - Dani Serlin & Colin Bulka, Yesod Europe

Are you responsible for recruiting and/or managing volunteers within your community or organisation? Does it feel like it takes more time and energy to find and manage volunteers than if you did their tasks yourself? Come along to this interactive session to explore and learn from each other about the value and necessity of why volunteers are part of Jewish community life, how you can get the most out of what they can offer and how you can make the experience a positive one for both parties.


13:00 - 14:30

Lunch

14:30 - 15:45 - Parallel Sessions

  • From research to action. How a Jewish community study is bringing change in Germany. Marcelo Dimentstein & Anja Olejnik


  • JCCs - Re-Imagining the Future of JCCs

In today's reality, even change is changing as we constantly adjust to a changing "new normal." In this workshop we will disrupt existing models and look at ways for JCCs to stay relevant, innovative and sustainable. Come with an open mind and heart to dream together about future possibilities and resources.


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  • Resilience & Crisis Management - David Gidron


  • Jewish Art - Text Study as an Act of Creativity

Can engaging with Jewish texts fuel your creative process? That’s the central premise behind LABA: A Laboratory for Jewish Culture artist fellowship program, and a question we will put to the test together during our session. Please join us for an illuminating, hands-on investigation of a traditional text with LABA Global founding director Ronit Muszkatblit and renowned author and teacher Ruby Namdar. We’ll also welcome two LABA fellows who will share work inspired by this unique and reverential process.


  • Antisemitism: New trends and new ways of fighting it.


  • Accessing EU FUNDING - Session 3

15:45 - 17:15 - Plenary - Ukrainian Refugees in Europe

All Israel is responsible for one another - כל ישראל ערבים זה לזה


Since the outbreak of the Russia – Ukraine war, we have seen Jewish communities and organizations in Europe and the world mobilize themselves to support the Ukrainian Jewish community, both in Ukraine and with the refugees sheltering across Europe.

In this session, we will be inspired by leaders of communities in Ukraine and countries around Europe who will share some of their experiences at the different stages of the crisis.

We will hear from these leaders not only how the community professionals and volunteers were able to support those in need, but also how this joint communal effort has had a deep and meaningful impact on their own communities, leading to a stronger and empowered community.


17:30 - 19:00 - Plenary - Outreaching & Engagement

Best practises in Engagement

19:00 - Berlin by Night -

An assortment of different interest focus tours all around Berlin

Summit Draft Programme

Tuesday 28th March

7:30 - 8:45

Jewish Texts Study sessions

9:00 - 10:00 - Parallel Sessions

  • JCCs - JCC Global leadership meeting (by invitation)

All JCC professionals and lay leaders are invited for a special meeting that will focus on JCCs in Europe and how the JCC Global movement can better address needs and expectations.


  • Formal Jewish Education


  • LGBTQ+

  • Accessing EU FUNDING - Session 4

10:15 - 11:30

Productive Meetings


Accessing EU FUNDING - Session 5

12:30

End of Summit

confirmed speakers

PROF. dAVID pASSIG

ISRAEL

dR RUTH CALDERON

ISRAEL

ABRAHAM LEHRER

GERMANY

RUBY NAMDAR

ISRAEL

MARTTI HELLSTROM

FINLAND

RONIT MUZKATBLIT

ISRAEL

dANI SERLIN

UNITED KINGDOM

NACHUMI ROSENBLATT

GERMANY

dAVID GIDRON

ISRAEL

IRINA ROSENSAFT

GERMANY

dALIA GRINFELD

GERMANY

YARON NADBORNIK

FINLAND

RACHEL LIBESKIND

GERMANY

RUSSELL WOLKIND

ISRAEL

ILAN COHN

BRUSSELS

COLIN BULKA

UNITED KINGDOM

anja olejnik

germany

MARCELO DIMENTSTEIN

SPAIN

smadar bar akiva

israel

sasha friedman

hungary

lela sadikario

italy

AND MORE

TO COME!!!

being updated constantly

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WIR KOMMEN NACH BERLIN

Jewish culture and Jewish life are deeply rooted in Berlin. A great cultural diversity, but also the eventful history of Jewish citizens and their families have shaped the past centuries in Berlin.

Jewish culture unfolded, melded deeply with the city and enriched life, bringing diversity and progress to Berlin. Names such as Moses Mendelsohn, Rosa Luxemburg and Albert Einstein are only representative of the many important Berliners.


Jewish life in the city is experiencing a modest renaissance, a place of dynamic discussion and reflection. Everywhere in the city, you can experience vibrant Jewish culture, music and tradition in Berlin.


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REGISTRATION FEES - EARLY BIRD PRICES

REGISTRATION FEES WILL AUTOMATICALLY RAISE ON FEBRUARY 15th

ECJC Affiliated Organisations

TWIN ROOM

€ 350 EACH

Registration includes 2 nights in 5* hotel - Conference Venue, kosher coffee breaks,

refreshments and meals during the Summit. Access to the sessions, entertainment

and delegate kits.

ACC. PARTNER

€ 300

Registration includes 2 nights in 5* hotel - Conference Venue, kosher coffee breaks,

refreshments and meals during the Summit. Access to the sessions, entertainment

and delegate kits.

YOUNG LEADER -35

€ 300

Registration includes 2 nights in 5* hotel -TWIN ROOM,

kosher coffee breaks,

refreshments and meals during the Summit. Access to the sessions, entertainment

and delegate kits.

LOCAL PARTICIPANT

€ 175

Registration includes access to Conference Venue, kosher coffee breaks,

refreshments and meals during the Summit. Access to the sessions, entertainment

and delegate kits.

€ 3000

COMMUNITY PACKAGE

ONLY AFFILIATED

Includes

5 people in

Single Room

Accommodation

SINGLE ROOM

€ 650

Registration includes 2 nights in 5* hotel - Conference Venue, kosher coffee breaks,

refreshments and meals during the Summit. Access to the sessions, entertainment

and delegate kits.

ECJC NON Affiliated Organisations

EUROPEAN FOUNDATION

€ 1100

Registration includes 2 nights in 5* hotel - Conference Venue, kosher coffee breaks, refreshments and meals during the Summit. Access to the sessions, entertainment

and delegate kits.

OVERSEAS

FOUNDATION

€ 1250

Registration includes 2 nights in 5* hotel - Conference Venue, kosher coffee breaks , refreshments and meals during the Summit. Access to the sessions, entertainment

and delegate kits.

TWIN ROOM

€ 400 EACH