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The Scheidt Seminar
A North American Training Institute for Congregational Presidents & Presidents-Elect

Since 1998, the Scheidt Seminar for Presidents and Presidents-Elect has engaged over 1,400 congregational presidents. Funded through the generosity of Rudi and Honey Scheidt, the annual Scheidt Seminar convenes congregational presidents to learn, network, build relationships, and enhance leadership skills. It serves as a springboard for learning throughout presidents' terms. 

In four short days participants:

  • Learn and network with the leadership of the Reform Movement
  • Discuss solutions to everyday congregational problems
  • Explore Torah-based governance
  • Improve leadership skills
  • Increase Jewish knowledge
  • Meet and network with presidents of other Reform congregations
  • Share successful program ideas with other presidents

For more information, contact Lisa Lieberman Barzilai at (212) 650-4081 or


2016 Scheidt Seminar

The 2016 Scheidt Seminar will take place on April 7-10th, 2016 in Peachtree City, GA (by Atlanta).

Registration will open in winter 2015-16. Fill out this form to be informed when registration is open.