Empowering, professionalizing, and elevating the field of Jewish learning after school, Voices from the Field provides educators a forum to add their voices to the network of visionaries redefining Jewish education.

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Are you a Jewish educator in an afterschool program, Hebrew school, or another part-time setting? This conference is made for you! Join us in Berkeley this November for the inaugural Voices from the Field conference where you will:

  • Learn about the newest approaches, models, and programs implemented in schools throughout North America.
  • Contribute your voice to the growing community of thought leaders and innovators in the after school learning space.
  • Bring home ideas, resources, and inspiration to elevate your practice and enliven your work, programs, and schools.
  • Learn with experts in their field and deepen your craft while participating in facilitated Communities of Practice.
  • Help to build the field Jewish after school education.
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Call for Participation

Voices from the Field provides educators a forum to add their voices to the network of visionaries redefining Jewish education. We welcome presentation proposals from all participants (as individuals, teams, or cross-program groups/panels) and invite creative conference proposals on any relevant topic in either of the following session formats:

  • Workshop Sessions (60 minutes) focus on a specific topic of interest to a significant fraction of conference attendees.
  • Flash Sessions (15 minutes) offer opportunities to share something you are excited about related to Jewish learning after school.

Read the detailed Call for Participation. For questions, email [email protected].

Deadline for submissions: July 3, 2019.

Submit a Proposal

Each presentation submission will be reviewed by multiple peer reviewers. Are you are interested in becoming a peer reviewer for this conference or want to nominate someone else?

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Logistics (check back for more information in late summer)


Mid-day Sunday, November 17, to mid-day Tuesday, November 19.


Conference fee: $350 early bird, $385 late bird (kosher meals included)


Sessions will be held at Berkeley Hillel.

Food and Lodging

Kosher meals will be provided for conference goers. Additional dietary restrictions will be accommodated to the best of our ability.

Lodging arrangements will be made independently by conference attendees. Check back in late summer for a list of conveniently located options.

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