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The People of the Book

The Alliance for Adult Jewish Learning

5th Annual Conference

June 8-10, 2003

8-10 Sivan 5763

Holiday Inn, Historic District

Philadelphia, PA

DRAFT AS OF 05/20/03

Sunday

June 8, 2003

2:30-3:45 PM REGISTRATION

4:00-5:30 PM WELCOME and INTRODUCTIONS

KEYNOTE I: Dr. Diane Tickton Schuster

Looking at Adult Learning Through Jewish Lenses and Beyond

5:30-6:00 PM AFFINITY GROUP MEETINGS

Congregational Settings
Community Wide Programs
University Programs
Teacher Training/Curriculum Development
Continuing Education Programs

6:00-7:00 PM DINNER

7:00-8:00 PM GROUP TEXT STUDY: Exodus 19

Teachers:

Rabbi Saul Wachs
Rabbi Elyse Kramer
Dr. Betsy Dolgin Katz
Rabbi Dov Lerner
Dr. Emily Passo
Rabbi Yehuda Shem Tov
Rabbi Hesh Epstein

8:00-8:15 PM BREAK

8:15-9:00 PM MULTI-SENSORY PRESENTATIONS: ROUND 1

Bibliodrama: Rabbi Shawn Zevit
Movement Midrash: Marion Hamermesh
Torah Yoga: Miryam Klotz-Stein
Storytelling: Eva Grayzel
Contemplative Practice: Rabbi Howard Addison
Signing: Rabbi Dan Grossman

9:00-9:45PM MULTI-SENSORY PRESENTATIONS: ROUND 2

Bibliodrama: Rabbi Shawn Zevit
Movement Midrash: Marion Hamermesh
Torah Yoga: Miryam Klotz-Stein
Storytelling: Eva Grayzel
Contemplative Practice:  Rabbi Howard Addison
Signing: Rabbi Dan Grossman

Monday

June 9, 2003

7:15-8:30 AM SHACHARIT at Mikveh Israel Synagogue

8:30-9:15 AM BREAKFAST at Mikveh Israel Synagogue

9:15-9:30 TRAVEL BACK TO HOTEL

9:30-10:30 AM KEYNOTE II: Dr. Diane Tickton Schuster

Texts from Jewish Learners and Teachers: What Research Does and Does Not Tell Us About Jewish Literacy

10:30-10:45 AM BREAK

10:45-12:00 PM TORAH LISHMA

Teachers:

Rabbi Phil Warmflash
Dr. Jonathan Rosenbaum
Rabbi Gila Ruskin
Sandy Winters
Jane Shapiro
Rabbi David Ackerman
Rabbi Dov Lerner

12:00-1:45 PM LUNCH

1:00-5:00 PM SITE AS TEXT TOURS

Visits to The Liberty Bell, Center for Judaic Studies, Liberty Museum and more

5:00-6:30 PM FREE TIME

AAJL Executive Committee Meeting

6:30-7:30 PM DINNER

7:30-8:30 PM THEATER ARIEL PRESENTATION

Our Story, Her Story

9:00-10:00 PM LIGHTS OF LIBERTY TOUR-optional

Tuesday

June 10, 2003

8:00-9:00 AM BREAKFAST

9:00-10:15 AM KEYNOTE III: Dr. Diane Tickton Schuster

The Stories of Our Lives as Jewish Educators and Learners

10:15-11:30 AM ROUNDTABLE WRAP UP

Opportunities to discuss key issues that confront adult Jewish educators and adult Jewish education programs.

11:30-11:45 AM THE STUDENT PERSPECTIVE

11:45-12:00 PM CONFERENCE WRAP-UP