2010 Convention Evaluation

 
1. Was the 2010 Convention your first JRF Convention?
2. Convention Accommodations
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Overall, how would you rate the hotel and its rooms? (Both lodging and meeting rooms)
Overall, how would you rate the convention meals?
3. Thursday's Major Convention Activities
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Keynote Address: Jane Eisner
Visioning the Reconstructionist Jewish Future
Living Our Values in Hollywood
4. Friday's Major Convention Activities
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Conversation with Jeremy Ben-Ami and Rabbi Steve Gutow
JRF Business Plenum
Erwin Chemerinsky Talk
Shabbat Offerings by Harmoniyah
5. Saturday's Major Convention Activities (You will be asked to rate the Services in a later question.)
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Julie Silver Concert
6. Please tell us which workshops, Shabbat sessions before services, and Beit Midrash sessions you attended and how you would rate them.
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Branding & Marketing Reconstructionist Judaism
Building Our Movement: One Great Shul At A Time
Chant: Kindling a Light in the Word
Creating a Compelling Congregational School Culture
Dialogue and Deliberation about the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
Educating Adult Learners in Our Congregations
Ethics of Speech
Exile & Return . . . Finding One's Soulmate
For New and Ongoing JRF Affiliate Presidents
Harmoniyah Music Sharing Session
Holding the Sacred Center: Exploring and Leading Varieties of Spiritual Practice
How to Develop and Implement a Powerful Strategic Planning Process
How To Successfully Integrate and Use Reconstructionism & Values-Based Approaches in Congregational Processes & Decision-Making
Keruv and Identity: At the Heart of Outreach
Keva or Kavannah: You CAN Create your own Jewish Reconstructionist Liturgy
Latin American Jewish Melodies for Shabbat
Living in Multiple Civilizations: It’s Music, but What Makes it Jewish?
Making Prayer Real
Mordecai the Pious
PARDES - the Art of Squeezing the Juice from Your Text
Parents are Hungry; Children are Hungry: Finding Nourishment in Modern Hebrew Literature
Reconstructing Jewish Theology
Reconstructing Storytelling
Religious Case for Marriage
Shirah Bamachaneh: Songs, Songleading, and Camp JRF
Should We Pray? The Future of Reconstructionist Liturgy and Worship
Social Justice in the thought of Mordecai Kaplan
Synagogue Leadership in the Face of Constancy and Change
Taking Your Congregational School Out of the Building: The Jewish Experience
Tao of Hevruta
Teen Programs That Work
The Greening of Judaism: A Conversation Between Biblical and Rabbinic Texts, Rabbi Joseph Soloveitchik, and James Cameron
The Spin Doctor is In: Deciphering the News about Israel
The Technology Journey of Congregations
The Torah of Money: From Half-Shekel to Fully Funded
Tikkun Olam: From Study to Social Action
Torah Study as Mussar Practice
Transforming Lifelong Congregational Education: How To, Why to, What to
Where We've Been: Reflections on our Reconstructionist Past
Which Ten Commandments? Introducing the Real “Bible Codes”
Workers' Rights, the Hyatt Hotels & Economic Justice
Torah Study Shabbat Morning
Group Spiritual Direction
Meditation
7. Which workshop or Beit Midrash session did you find MOST helpful? Why?
8. Which workshop or Beit Midrash session did you find LEAST helpful? Why?
9. Convention Services
How did you like the Services that were offered at Convention?
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Thursday Ma'ariv Service
Friday Shakharit Service
Friday night Service at University Synagogue
Friday night Service at the Hyatt
Saturday morning Service with Rabbi Yael Ridberg and Hazzan Ayalet Piatigorsky
Saturday morning Service with Rabbi Shefa Gold
Saturday morning Service with Adina Newberg with Beit Tefilah Yisraeli
Saturday morning Combined Communal Torah Service
Saturday morning Family Service
Saturday morning Minkha Service
Sunday Shakharit Service
10. At Thursday’s lunch and Friday’s breakfast, many of you were seated by region or in various affinity groups of which you are a member. Did you find these special seating arrangements helpful?
11. We are always looking for feedback and suggestions about our Convention Vendor showcase. Please give us some feedback about its value.
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Were the vendors selling products/services you found interesting?
In your opinion, was it worthwhile having vendors at Convention?
12. It was our hope to create an atmosphere of "ruach" (spirit) which enabled participants to get to know people from other congregations and to enjoy being together. Were we successful?
13. Which events were the most effective in promoting this “ruach” (spirit)?
14. What are your overall thoughts about this year’s Convention?
15. We are always looking to improve the JRF Biennial Convention. Please indicate how you think the convention can be improved.
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