Imun 2020 Application

Imun 2020 is an updated version of the popular Imun program that USCJ ran in the 1990s and early 2000s.  We have reimagined the program to better meet the current needs of today’s leaders and to take advantage of technology that is now available.

Imun 2020 is a collaborative program of USCJ, the Rabbinical Assembly, and the Cantors’ Assembly, whose purpose is to empower lay leaders of small and remote congregations, in particular those with limited clergy support, to fill certain ritual roles such as leading a Shabbat or weekday service, reading Torah, delivering a sermon, visiting the sick, or officiating at a baby naming or a funeral.

The program has 3 parts: 
·       2 mandatory webinars in the spring to get to know one another and begin the learning
·       A 5-day, 4-night retreat in July
·       Optional peer coaching when you return home

Where and When Will the Retreat Take Place?

The Imun 2020 retreat will take place July 9-13, 2020, at Ramah Darom, one of the premier summer camps of the Conservative Movement, located on 185 acres in Northern Georgia, in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Who Is Eligible to Attend?

Any member of a small or remote USCJ affiliated congregation, who is recommended by that congregation’s rabbi or president, and is able to read Hebrew, is eligible to attend Imun 2020. Preference will be given to members of congregations with limited, or no, clergy support.

What is the Cost of Participation?

$750 covers the cost of your 4-night stay (2 people to a room), 3 kosher meals a day, and all materials.  It is our hope that your congregation will cover at least a portion of this cost.

Application Deadline
Space is very limited, and applications are due by March 1, 2020.

For more information, please contact Aimee Close at

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