Professional Conferences

The Hornstein Program encourages students to attend conferences relevant to their professional development, both to enhance skills and to network with future colleagues. A conference allowance is available to each student to help offset the cost of attendance.

Hornstein graduate students met up with Hornstein faculty member, Prof. Andrea Wassterman, at the 2022 JWI Women's Leadership Conference in Washington, DC.  Pictured from left to right: Sophie Liebman, Goldie Davoudgoleh, Leila Gordon, Andrea Wasserman, Susannah Alfred, and Molly Kazan.

Hornstein graduate students met up with faculty member, Prof. Andrea Wasserman, at the 2022 JWI Women's Leadership Conference in Washington, DC. Pictured from left to right: Sophia Liebman, Goldie Davoudgoleh, Leila Gordon, Andrea Wasserman, Susannah Alfred, and Molly Kazan.

Conferences of Interest

JCSA/JPRO Network Annual Conference

JPRO, formerly the Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), is shaping, defining and promoting professional leadership in Jewish community service for the 21st Century. The JCSA/JPRO Conference features a full day of professional development directed at generating professional success.

JCamp 180 Annual Conference

A program of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, the conference is designed to meet the needs of executive and lay leaders as well as development professionals of our affiliated Jewish camps and partner organizations. Workshop content is devoted primarily to JCamp 180's core focus areas: Fundraising, Board Development, Strategic Planning and Technology. And throughout the conference all attendees are encouraged to take advantage of informal networking opportunities with new and old peers who share their passion for Jewish camp.

The General Assembly

The General Assembly is the most significant gathering of Jewish communal leaders, Federation professionals and philanthropists in America. The GA brings together thousands of influential decision-makers from communities around the US, Canada, Israel and around the world.


LimmudBoston is an innovative, volunteer-driven celebration of Jewish lifelong learning for the entire community, beginner to scholar and young to young-at-heart. We present the best in Jewish scholarship, arts, music and community opportunities.

Association for Jewish Studies Annual Conference

The Annual Conference of the Association for Jewish Studies is the largest annual international gathering of Jewish studies scholars. With close to 1000 attendees, more than 140 sessions, a major book exhibit of leading publishers, cultural programming and gala banquet, the AJS annual meeting provides a unique opportunity to share ideas and explore the world of Jewish studies scholarship.

Hillel International Global Assembly

This is an annual convention of Hillel staff, partners and stakeholders.

Hillel Institute

With different programming and different locations each year, this gathering is for Hillel staff and fellows.

AIPAC Policy Conference

The AIPAC Policy Conference is the pro-Israel community's preeminent annual gathering. The event attracts more than 10,000 community and student activists from all 50 states, and more than half of the Senate, a third of the House of Representatives and countless Israeli and American policymakers and thought leaders. Over three jam-packed days, Policy Conference participants choose from hundreds of informative sessions and participate in the pro-Israel community's largest and most important advocacy day.

JCC Professional Conference

The JCCs of North America Professional Conference is the premier educational and networking event for JCC staff. Whether an experienced supervisor, a department manager or new to the profession, conference attendees will gain insight and knowledge from the strong line up of speakers.

Jewish Federations of North America Tribefest

TribeFest is an entertaining, interactive and educational celebration that will draw over 1,500 Jewish young adults (ages 22-45) from across North America. TribeFest reflects the vibrant setting of its host city, New Orleans, offering meaningful, fun, and top-quality content. Through presentations by dynamic leaders in politics, entertainment, music, art, food, religion and other aspects of Jewish life, TribeFest will offer attendees many ways to connect to their own Judaism and how they see themselves as part of the community.

Union for Reform Judaism Biennial Convention

The Union for Reform Judaism provides vision and leadership to Reform Jews and congregations on spiritual, ethical, social justice and management issues. At the URJ Biennial Convention, attendees meet, pray and learn.

Foundation for Jewish Camp Leaders Assembly

The Foundation for Jewish Camp’s conference offers attendees the opportunity to learn from both experts and peers in creative, relevant and interactive facilitator-led sessions. The field will come together as one to share best practices, explore trends in the community and present opportunities for growth.