MAY 4-6, 2020

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CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL  2701 Summer Street, Stamford | Connecticut | 06905 |


In addition to quality Torah and chevraschaft, the conference will help rabbis better understand the nature of contemporary Antisemitism and how they can effectively address it in their communities.

Highlights of the RCA Convention

(Subject to change)

Monday, May 4               

11:00 AM             Buffet Lunch and Registration begins

11:30 PM             Executive Committee Meeting

1:00 PM                Antisemitism: Historical Perspectives: Rabbis Reuven Bulka, Haskel Lookstein, Yitzchak  Sladowsky

2:00 PM                A Chief Rabbi’s Perspective on Antisemitism/Guidance for Rabbis in the Field: Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis

3:00 PM                Critical Friends Group #1

4:00 PM                Writing /Social Media Workshop : Responding to Antisemitism: Ari Goldman and Shira Dicker

5:00 PM                Mincha and Break

5:15 PM                Elan Carr (US Special Envoy on Anti-Semitism)

6:30 PM                Dinner

Leadership Award to Allen Fagin, Retiring EVP of the OU

RCA President’s Address, Rabbi Daniel Korobkin

8:30 PM                Developments in the Hareidi World: Menachem Bombach

9:30 PM                Ma’ariv

9:45 PM                Dessert Reception

Tuesday, May 5               

6:30 AM               Daf Yomi

7:15 AM               Shacharit

8:00 AM               Breakfast

9:00 AM               Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis in Conversation (and chomer lidrush)

10:00 AM             “Speed Dating-Listserv Live” Interactive Rabbinic conversations

11:00 AM             Break

11:15 AM             Sivan Rahav Meir

12:15 PM             Anti-Zionism/Anti-Semitism: Dani Dayan, Israel Consul General

1:15 PM                Lunch

2:30 PM                Pension Plan

2:45 PM                Q and A : Rabbi Hershel Schachter

3:45 PM                Mincha and Azkarah: Rabbi Ira Ebbin, Rabbi Hanan Balk

4:30 PM                The US Elections and Israel: AIPAC Speaker: TBA

5:45 PM                Critical Friends Group

6:45 PM                Dinner

RCA Leadership Award to Rabbi Yosef Blau

Divrei Chizuk: Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis

9:15 PM                Maariv

9:30 PM                Desert Reception

Wednesday, May 6        

6:45 AM               Daf Yomi

7:30 AM               Shacharit

8:15 AM               Breakfast Optional

                                Military and Health Chaplains Awards

9:15 AM               From the Bet Din Files: Rabbi Yona Reiss,

What Polling Teaches about Adult Education: Mark Trencher: Nishma :

10:15 AM             From the Perspective of an African-American Jew: Rabbi Shais Rishon

Registration information:

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  • Early Bird: $399/member/double occupancy: DEADLINE: APRIL 1
  • Discount: $499/member/double occupancy: SIGN UP BY APRIL 13
  • Sign up after APRIL 13; Full price: $599/member/double occupancy
  • Single Room Supplement: $187.00
  • Partial Registration Available:
    • Meals only
    • Room only: Single ($187/night) or Double Occupancy ($93.50/night)Partial Registration Available

Gala Dinner

Tuesday May 5, 2020

Distinguished Leadership Award

Convention Sponsors