Many JRF rabbis and lay-leaders plan to be in Santa Clara, California, from Sunday, February 11 through midday Tuesday, February 13, 2007, for the K’hilot K’doshot: Holy Congregations, Just Communities, the second national gathering of synagogues involved in Congregation-Based Community Organizing (CBCO), sponsored by the Jewish Funds for Justice (JFSJ).
The National Gathering will be a unique opportunity to create a temporary community composed of synagogue leaders, clergy, organizers, and other faith leaders who are working to weave congregation-based community organizing into the Jewish community.
There, we will network, deepen our leadership and organizing skills, celebrate our successes and learn from our failures. Our work together will enable us to return to our local synagogue communities with more knowledge, better skills and the resources to engage in more effective CBCO work.
For more information, continue reading below, and/or contact Rabbi Shawn Zevit at JRF, 215-782-8500, ex.24.
To register, click here.
Early Bird Registration Deadline: December 8, 2006
Rate: $225 (save $50!)
Standard Registration Deadline: Friday, January 5, 2007
Late Registration Deadline: February 2, 2007
Participating in K'hilot K'doshot:
One of the highlights of the K'hilot K'doshot National Gathering is the opportunity to create a temporary community of synagogue leaders, clergy, organizers, and other faith leaders who are working to weave congregation-based community organizing into the Jewish community.
We will network, deepen our leadership and organizing skills, celebrate our successes and learn from our failures. Our work together will enable us to return to our local synagogue communities with more knowledge, better skills and the resources to engage in more effective CBCO work. We ask you to contribute to the creation of this dynamic community by:
Committing to actively participate in the full conference (beginning Sunday, February 11 at 2pm, and ending on Tuesday, February 13 at 2pm); and
Attending K'hilot K'doshot as a part of a synagogue team consisting of a minimum of two congregants and one clergy member to best ensure your ability to bring newly developed skills, knowledge, and networks back to your local synagogue community.
Past participants have stated that attending as part of a team greatly enhanced their learning and helped ensure that a core leadership team returned to their home synagogue energized to take action.
Registration and Payment:
Your registration fee includes all programming and materials between 2:00 pm Sunday, 2/11 and 2:00 pm Tuesday, 2/13. Meals included are Sunday dinner; Monday breakfast, lunch; Tuesday breakfast, lunch.
JFSJ asks that all participants register online. You have two options for payment.
1. Register and pay on-line by credit card. (easiest and quickest option!)
2. Register on-line and mail your check to JFSJ. (you must choose this option if you know that you will require sliding scale or travel assistance to attend)
Please make check payable to Jewish Funds for Justice, attn: K'hilot K'doshot National Gathering, and mail to our NY address:
Jewish Funds for Justice
K'hilot K'doshot 2007 CBCO National Gathering
330 Seventh Avenue, 14th Floor
New York, NY 10001
If you unable to register online, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a paper version of the registration form. Please do not phone, fax, or email your registration in.
With the exception of dinner on Monday night, all meals are included in your registration fee from dinner on Sunday evening, February 11 to lunch on Tuesday, February 13. The Marriott Santa Clara is not a kosher facility, however, and only vegetarian and fish meals will be served. Certified kosher meals can be provided by an outside kosher caterer at no additional cost. Please check the appropriate box on your on-line registration form to indicate if you need this.
Marriott Santa Clara
2700 Mission College Blvd
Santa Clara, California, 95054
Group discount code: jfjjfja (indicate that you are registering for the Jewish Funds for Justice National Gathering to receive group discount)
Hotel Room Reservations: 1-800-578-9986
On-line Room Reservations: click here
JFSJ has secured a discounted group rate of $159/night per room at the Marriott Santa Clara, regardless of the number of occupants (does not include 9.6% tax and $1 hotel charge). Rooms can hold up to 5 people. Reservations must be made directly with the Marriott Santa Clara by January 25, 2007 to receive the group discount. After January 25, the hotel cannot guarantee the discounted rate. JFSJ is not responsible for hotel or room arrangements. (We hope to have a limited number of homestay options with local attendees for out of town participants. Please contact us at 212-213-2113 x48 to request a homestay.)
Room Rates per/person per/night at the Santa Clara Marriott:
1 person in room -- $159/per night
2 people in room -- $79.50/per night
3 people in room -- $53.00/per night
4 people in room -- $39.75/per night
5 people in room -- $31.80/per night
Getting to and from K'hilot K'doshot:
Flying: The Santa Clara Marriott is conveniently located near both the San Francisco (30 miles) and San Jose (4 miles) Airports. Flying into either San Jose or San Francisco Airport is recommended. Please schedule an early arrival flight that arrives by 12:30 pm on Sunday. This will enable you enough time to arrive before the programming begins. On Tuesday, please schedule your departing flight to leave after 3:00 pm in order to avoid missing the conclusion of the National Gathering.
Other Transportation: The Santa Clara Marriott is located 4 miles from the Greyhound Bus Station, 10 miles from the Fremont BART subway station, and 5 miles from the Santa Clara Caltrain.
Sliding scales and need-based travel assistance available:
JFSJ is committed to working with participants to create a scholarship package. We have established a fund to assist with sliding scale registration, need-based travel assistance and lodging, and a limited number of homestay options may be available. We want you to come and we will do our best to help you create a scholarship plan to support your participation in the conference.
Three things you can do:
1. Register by December 8 and save $50 off registration!
2. If you know that you will require scholarship assistance to attend, please use the REGISTER ON-LINE AND MAIL YOUR CHECK TO JFSJ registration option, and check the appropriate box on the registration form.
3. Contact us at 212-213-2113 x48, or email@example.com for info on sliding scale, scholarship application or homestay options. Priority will be given to scholarship applications and requests submitted before the December 8, 2007 registration deadline.
Registration Cancellation Policy:
K'hilot K'doshot registration cancellations will be accepted through January 19, 2007 with a $25 cancellation processing fee. After January 19 no refunds will be granted. If you are unable to attend, you may substitute another individual in your place at no extra charge. Cancellations must be submitted in writing via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Confirmation of registration will be sent via e-mail