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Kivunim @ 10 | Anniversary Conference


Kivunim is excited to invite all alumni to NY for a weekend to celebrate our 10 year anniversary


Motzei Shabbat December 19 through December 21, 2015


Congregation B’nai Jeshurun (BJ), New York City


To attend the conference please register by clicking here

Jonathan Edelman ’11-’12
Elie Lauter ’08-’09 
 Committee Members:
Sharon Bukspan ’06-’07
Zoe Jick ’06-’07
Noah Stern ’07-’08
Laura Belinfante ’08-’09
Ben Perlstein ’08-’09
Alanna Kleinman ’09-’10
Ariel Nathan ’09-’10
Reby Silverman ’10-’11
Jenna Freeman ’10-’11
Alex Rubin ’11-’12
Polina Fradkin ’12-’13
Sarah Gordon ’13-’14
Shoshana Lauter ’13-’14
Joshua Silverman ’14-’15


  • 8:30-9:30 am– Breakfast  

    9:30-11:30 am– Plenary 1– Is there a Future for Zionism? Has Zionism’s meaning changed and is it still relevant to our generation?   

    11:45-12:45- “Even More” Sessions

    12:45-1:45 pm— Lunch

    2:00-3:00 pm—”Even More” Sessions

    3:15-5:15 pm — Plenary 2– Is there a Future for the World? A Global Perspective 

    6:30 pm–Sunday Night Festive Dinner

    Please join us for a private concert featuring David Broza after dinner on Sunday evening.


  • 8:30-9:30 am– Breakfast  

    9:30-11:00 am– Plenary 3–Where is the Social Justice Agenda Going? Racial Justice Work in the U.S. 

    11:15-12:15 pm—Strategic Planning Part 1/ Art of Storytelling 

    12:15-1:15 pm– Lunch 

    1:15-2:30 pm—Strategic Planning Part 2/Art of Storytelling

    2:30-3:00pm– Closing Session 


1. When should I plan to arrive in New York?
Please plan on arriving in New York prior to the open reception on Saturday evening at 7 pm.

2. When will the Anniversary Conference officially end?
Kivunim @ 10 will officially end at 3:00 pm on Monday December 21, 2015. We understand that some people will not be able to take work or school off on Monday, but we do hope you will make it for most of the weekend.

3. Am I required to attend every part of the Anniversary Conference?
We understand that it is difficult to put aside almost two full days, but we do hope you will be able to attend all of the activities and sessions throughout the weekend. However, if you can only attend certain days, please make sure to note that in your registration. We will not be able to offer a discounted price if you are only attending part of the weekend. The conference is already very heavily subsidized.

4. Will you be providing housing?
Unfortunately, we will not be providing housing for alumni. We are more than happy to help you connect with Kivunim alumni living in New York who are willing to host.

5. Are there travel subsidies?
Subsidies will be considered for alumni who are not based in the Northeast. You must fill out this form. Please keep in mind that we have a limited amount of funds and will try our best to honor your request. If you live in the Northeast but require a travel subsidy, please fill out the form and email us with a special request. In order to be considered for a travel subsidy you must apply by August 15.

6. Will you be providing meals and will they be Kosher?
Yes and Yes! Provided meals include: Sunday- breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Monday- breakfast and lunch.

7. If I am not 21 will I be able to drink at the Opening Reception?
Sadly, we are no longer living in Jerusalem so the drinking age in the States is 21. However, we will provide other refreshments and snacks.

8. I’d really like to help lead a breakout session or moderate a panel, who should I contact?
Please email Jonathan and Elie at kivunimat10@gmail.com.


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B’nai Jeshurun Synagogue (BJ)
257 W 88th Street (between Broadway and West End Avenue)
New York, NY 10024