Engagement Conference Skill Building Workshops


The Art of the Coffee Date – A relationship between two people creates the foundation for personal, meaningful Jewish experiences. Learn the skills required to launch and nurture new relationships that pivot around Judaism.
Rabbi Ori Bergman, Rabbi at Kehillat Ohr Tzion
Elizabeth Walsh, Visiting Assistant Professor, University at Buffalo
Logan Woodard, Coordinator of Jewish Student Life and Ezra Fellow at Hillel of Buffalo

Pop Up Judaism – Let’s play together, while we explore a core element of successful Jewish engagement: meeting people where they are – wherever life occurs, in places and spaces that are meaningful to individuals.
Rabbi Adam Scheldt, Director of Pastoral Care at Hospice Buffalo
Jason Palevsky, Outdoor Center Coordinator at Jewish Community Center of Greater Buffalo

Disruptive Innovation – THIS WORKSHOP IS NOW FULL.
Rabbi Mike Uram, Executive Director and Campus Rabbi at Penn Hillel

Inclusive Engagement – Inclusion is both a Jewish value and a lens through which we can look at our work. Learn about the art of radical hospitality in Jewish ritual and practice.
Rachel DiDomizio, Student Activities Associate at University at Buffalo
Matthew Schwartz, Graduate Student at University at Buffalo School of Social Work 

Engagement via Social Media – Why are your brand and your social media strategy essential components of effective Jewish Engagement? Learn the basics of social media platforms, social media etiquette, and how to craft content that speaks to your Jewish Engagement goals.
Marc Adler, President, Why Not Marketing, LLC
Cantor Arlene Frank, Cantor at Congregation Shir Shalom
Ezra Rich, Marketing Communications Manager at Uniland Development Company

What’s Your Jewish Story – Authentic engagement leads to meaningful Jewish growth. What’s your personal Jewish story? How can your Jewish story help you dive deeper when engaging others? Learn tricks for gently infusing Jewish content into engagement conversations.
Susan Schwartz, Director, BJE Adult Learning

Network Mapping – Let’s explore how to draw social network maps. How can network mapping help organizations reach post-institutional Jews and amplify the impact of our work?
Rabbi Sara Rich, Executive Director at Hillel of Buffalo
Merredith Levin, Real Estate Salesperson at 716 Realty Group

Please select your top three workshop choices below. We will do our best to match you with one of your workshop choices. If you do not note your workshop preferences, we are happy to select a workshop on your behalf. 

Registration for Skill Building Workshops is now closed, however, we will select a workshop on your behalf.