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Talk Amongst Ourselves: Intermediate/Large Communities

This workshop would provide an opportunity to meet others in the JCPA community to share ideas and experiences, and establish relationships across the country.  

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Talk Amongst Ourselves: Small Communities

This workshop would provide an opportunity to meet others in the JCPA community to share ideas and experiences, and establish relationships across the country.  

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Aimee Ellis, Israel Action Network

Aimee Ellis is the Israel Action Network West Coast Community Engagement Manager and San Francisco JCRC Community Engagement Manager. She currently resides in her beloved hometown of San Francisco and works in tandem with the San Francisco Bay Area JCRC. She has extensive experience in the field of public affairs, specializing in campaign strategy and public outreach.

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Hanna Dershowitz, Jewish Council for Public Affairs

Hanna Liebman Dershowitz is the Director of Legal Affairs and Policy Development for the Jewish Council for Public Affairs. Dershowitz is an attorney, and her public policy background includes serving as Criminal Justice and Drug Policy Reform Advocate at the ACLU of Southern California; directing public policy activities for the Los Angeles region of the

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Reaching out to the Teen community

This workshop would discuss how best to engage the teen and student community on community relations including social justice and Israel advocacy. Presenting JCRC programs: Student to Student, St Louis, MO; Israel Advocacy Training for Teens, Southern NJ; Israel Engagement Teen Fellowship, Washington, D.C.

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Innovative Solutions to Confront New Frontiers for BDS

The movement to delegitimize Israel has made significant inroads into new arenas. This session will explore new core BDS strategies, including using Socially Responsible Investing to push forward divestment campaigns, placing public pressure on musical and cultural artists to boycott Israel, and the co-opting of unions and national grassroots movements. We will examine the impact

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Media Training: Best Practices in Message Communication for JCRCs

In this session we would discuss crafting an effective consensus message, using the best messenger and medium, developing relationships with reporters and media outlets, and cutting edge strategies for social media. Speaker: Tamar Abrams

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Campus Coalition and Community Partnership

This session would explore successful models for university students, together with Federations and JCRCs, to advance a broad community relations agenda on priority concerns including social justice, human rights, and a secure and peaceful Middle East.  Speakers: Anna Langer, Hillel; Adam Maslia, Israel on Campus Coalition; Avi Weinryb, JFNA/JCPA Israel Action Network

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Building An Effective Board

What is the role of a board? How do you find the people you need to help lead your JCRC, and what can you do to teach them the skills they need? What information should board members know to be effective and to make sound decisions? Learn leadership development skills, and how to use experienced

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Extermism

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