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

2017 Scheidt Seminar

The Scheidt Seminar is open to presidents and presidents-elect of URJ congregations. Presidents can attend the seminar only once.

To be notified when registration opens for the 2017 Scheidt Seminar, please fill out the following expression of interest form.

The Scheidt Seminar

Since 1998, the Scheidt Seminar for Presidents and Presidents-Elect has engaged over 1,500 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 will:

  • 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