29th Annual Conference

Tuesday, June 9-Thursday, June 11, 2015

Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion

1 West 4th Street, New York, NY

Program Chair: Ari Y. Kelman, Associate Professor, Stanford University

Conference Chair: Evie Rotstein, Director, New York School of Education, HUC-JIR


The following are the rates for the 2015 NRJE/ASSJ Conference:

  • Full Conference Registration: $250
  • Graduate Student Full Conference Registration: $100
  • Retiree Registration: $175
  • One-Day Registration: $125
  • Local Educator Full Conference Registration: $150
  • JEA and ARJE Full Conference Registration: $150

Online registration is now closed.

After June 1, you will required to register at the door and pay by check only. Registration at the door will be $275 for full conference registration and $150 for a one-day registration.

All conference participants must be members of the NRJE or the ASSJ. Membership for the NRJE is from January-December of each year. For information about NRJE membership, please click here.


You can view it here.  Registration opens at noon on Tuesday, June 9 with the newcomers session beginning at 2:00 pm and the main conference beginning at 3:00 pm.  The conference concludes at 4:30 pm on Thursday, June 11.  Please take this into account when booking travel.

To view bios and photos of presenters click here.

Emerging Scholars Mentoring Seminar

There will be a seminar for Emerging Scholars (graduate students, recent PhD recipients and junior faculty members), immediately proceeding the NRJE/ASSJ Conference Monday, June 8 and Tuesday, June 10. Registration for this conference is now closed.

Special Rates

We are pleased to offer special rates to local PreK-12 local educators, JEA members, ARJE members, and local educators. The NRJE/ASSJ Conference can serve as a wonderful professional learning opportunity for local teachers and administrators. This rate is $150.

Travel Stipend

As in the past, the NRJE is pleased to provide a limited number of travel awards to subsidize airfare and ground transportation for conference attendees who do not have an institutional source of funding for conference-related travel. Preference will be given to graduate students and conference presenters. The deadline has past to apply.

All graduate students and junior scholars are invited to apply for travel stipends.  This includes those who have applied to the Emerging Scholars Mentoring Seminar, even though acceptance into the Mentoring Seminar includes a stipend for travel (up to $500). Acceptance into the Mentoring Seminar will preclude the award of an additional travel stipend.

Graduate students and junior scholars who are accepted to participate in the Emerging Scholars Mentoring Seminar prior to the conference may also apply for a travel stipend. Selection to participate in the Seminar will automatically void your application for a conference travel stipend as these costs will be covered (up to $500) by the Seminar.

Conference Accommodations

The NRJE has reserved hotel rooms at the New York Marriott Downtown (85 West St, New York, NY 10006) and is holding a group rate of $319 for single/double occupancy rooms.  You can book a room here.

The Marcel at Gramercy (201 East 24th St.) at a rate of $259 a night plus tax for a single room.  The deadline to reserve a room at this hotel has passed.

Rates include:

  • Lounge with complimentary wireless internet access
  • Check in: 3:00 pm; Check Out: 12:00 pm

The hotel is located 2 blocks east from the subway (6 train at 23rd Street and Park Avenue), which is two stops north of the stop for HUC-JIR (Astor Place).  Or, it is a mile walk.

Conference Contact Information

Please email Rabbi Melissa Zalkin Stollman at nrjecoordinator@gmail.com concerning all questions related to the conference.

Click here for the 2014 Conference Program.

Click here for abstracts of 2014 conference papers and sessions.