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2014 EDC - National Synagogue Executive Directors Conference

Sunday, Jan, 05, 2014 - Tuesday, Jan, 07, 2014 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM


Executive Directors Conference Schedule*

Beth Jacob Congregation/Young Israel of Century City/Bnai David Congregation

Los Angeles, CA

January 5-7, 2014

*schedule is subject to change

 Sunday, January 5, 2014
2:30 PM                                  Registration- Lobby

Young Israel of Century City

9317 W Pico Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90035

 2:45PM                                    Mincha

3:30-4:15 PM                           Welcoming Remarks

4:30PM- 5:30PM                     Creating a welcoming Synagogue space to enhance the synagogue experience

5:45PM- 6:45PM                     The sobering realities of the Pew Study

7:00PM-9:30PM                      Evening Event

 Monday, January 6, 2014

Beth Jacob Congregation
 9030 W. Olympic Boulevard

 Beverly Hills, CA 90211
7:00 AM                                  Shacharit

8:00-9:30 AM                          Effective Financial Management tools for your synagogue

9:45 AM-11:15 AM                 Synagogue Security: Establishing partnerships and maintaining dialogue with local Law enforcement.

11:30 AM-12:45 PM                The Power of Negotiating Strategies from the book of Genesis

12:45 PM                                 Mincha

1:00 PM-2:15 PM                    17 new technologies that will change the way you work

2:30- 3:45 PM                         Controlling the message: The do’s and don’ts of Crisis Communication.

4:00 PM-5:45 PM                 Best Practices Sessions

  •                                          The troubles and travails in building a Mikva
  •                                          Believe, Build, Grow: From Membership to Partnership:  How to change a Synagogues Culture
  •                                          Managing Vendor Relationships

6:00 PM                                   Maariv

6:30 PM-9:00 PM                    Evening Event

January 7, 2013

Bnai David Judea Congregation

8906 W Pico Blvd  

Los Angeles, CA 90035

8:00 AM                                Shacharit

9:00 AM- 10:30 AM         Winning People Over to Your Plan

10:45 AM-12:15 PM         How to Implement Your Plan: Creating actionable items

1:30 PM-2:45 PM             The Monday morning Quarterback: How to Evaluate a Program

2:45 PM-3:00 PM                Closing Remarks


Early Registration: 50% Discount before December 15

OU Member Synagogues: $249 before December 15 / $499 after December 15

Non- Member Synagogues: $299 before December 15 /$599 after December 15

To pay by check, make checks payable to:

Orthodox Union
11 Broadway, 14th Floor
New York, NY 10004
Attn: Synagogue Services, 2014 EDC

Credit card payments can be made using the form below.

The preferred hotel is the Crown Plaza of Beverly Hills, located at 1150 S Beverly Dr  Los Angeles, CA 90035. The group rate is $184 per night. We are working on a special promo code but you can also mention the “OU Rate”. For more information to book a room, please contact the hotel sales manager, Britney: (310) 553-6561.

Have a question? Contact Yehuda Friedman, Conference Coordinator at 212-613-8225 or