35th Annual NRJE Conference

June 1 – 21, 2022

Free, open to everyone, and virtual

This year, we have an opportunity to try a new format for the NRJE conference.

We decided to take the limitations presented by yet another COVID year to experiment with the ways in which we might try to engage one another around our share interests, commitments, and insights.

So we decided to take a radical approach.  Instead of staging the conference in zoom rooms that resemble conference rooms, we are organizing the conference around four different ways to engage:

  1. Live Virtual Events

    – Two live events (open to NRJE members only) featuring speakers, award announcements, and other news about the Network.
  2. Podcast

    – Eight episodes of an all-new podcast series, featuring leading thinkers in the field discussing pressing issues in Jewish education
  3. Conversations

    – Five live, virtual facilitated opportunities to discus crucial questions and pressing challenges.
  4. Channels

    – Ongoing conversations, seeded and led by and for participants about issues important to you.  Talk about what you want with others who share your passions and interests.

Where is all this happening?  on the NRJE Discord Server! (Discord is a free cloud-based space for community, conversation, and exchange.  It’s like a chat room but with individual channels and other stuff, too). 

And the NRJE has its very own server! 

Click the “connect” button on the widget to join the conference and the conversations!

Everyone is welcome and participation is free, but please register here to let us know that you’re interested.  

Click here for information about schedules, podcast guests, conversations, and channels will be posted here, so check back often.

Conference Contact Information

Please email Rabbi Melissa Stollman concerning all questions related to the conference.  You may also contact NRJE Chairperson, Ari Y Kelman, with concerns and questions about the NRJE or the conference.

The 2022 Conference Chairperson is Josh Krug.

For information on past conferences, please click here.


Thank you to our generous supporters of the 2022 Conference:

The Jim Joseph Foundation

The Mandel Foundation

The Covenant Foundation

The Charles and Lynn Schusterman Foundation

All of the members of the NRJE


Academic Partners:

The George Washington University

Hebrew College

Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion

Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Studies in Jewish Education, Brandeis University

Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership

The Jewish Theological Seminary

Israel & Golda Koschitzky Centre for Jewish Studies, York University

The Concentration in Education and Jewish Studies @ the Stanford Graduate School of Education