2011 CSJO Annual Conference

Friday May 27, 2011
4:00PM - 10:00AM

2011 CSJO Annual Conference

Category :: Education
Join us for an unforgettable weekend of learning, new friends, Jewish culture, music, fun and more.

The Congress of Secular Jewish Organizations is composed of independent organizations that promote a secular expression of its members' Jewish heritage, with emphasis on the culture and ethics of the Jewish people. The tradition of social justice and humanism is the foundation upon which our continuity is built. We stress the historic, cultural, and ethical aspects of our Jewishness in an effort to create identity that is relevant to contemporary life and committed to justice, peace, and social responsibility.

The 2011 Conference will be held at Humber College in Toronto,Canada - May 27-30.

Friday's Oneg Shabbat ceremony is presented by youth from Peretz Centre for Secular Jewish Culture and Education with a dramatic presentation by the Winchevsky Wits.

Saturday's Keynotes speakers are Kerry Dyson from the Peretz Centre in Vancouver, and Ester Reiter professor of Women’s Studies at York University.

With 1 in 6 children living in poverty in Canada and 150,000,000 children around the world leaving school illiterate, it’s no wonder CSJO has decided to team up with Ve’ahavta for an Inter-generational Social Action Challenge. Attendees will attempt to stuff 500 Kinder Kits. For families that cannot afford school supplies, Kinder Kits relieve one obstacle for a family hoping to give their child a chance to battle poverty.

Our evening will also include entertainment by The Naivelt Singers, an inter-generational chorus presenting “Our History Through Song” a collection of folk songs reflecting upon the community’s political activism through the decades in the struggles for peace, workers rights, anti-racism and social justice.

With over 20 incredible workshops planned on Saturday and Sunday you certainly won't want to miss this years conference. Some workshops include:
1) Jewish Pirates of the Caribbean - Richard Lee, Professor Emeritus University of Toronto, Anthropology
2) The Soul of Jewish Music - Esther Gartner, cellist with Toronto Symphony Orchestra
3) Enhancing Programming through Theatre and Community Arts - Ruth Howard, founding Artistic Director of Jumblies Theatre
4) Jewish Genealogy - Gord Meslin, Geneaological Society of Canada

For the full list: www.csjo.org/images/PDF/2011CSJOConferenceReg.pdf

Visit our website for more info www.csjo.org

For More Information:
Humber College North Campus
205 Humber College Blvd.
M9W 5L7
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