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2015 AJFCA Annual Conference
Follow Up
building community together 

The 2015 AJFCA Annual Conference was a success thanks to the hospitality of the host community, Jewish Community Services of South Florida, our talented speakers and presenters and enthusiastic attendees and supportive sponsors.

As the nighttime
Eva Kor
Opening Plenary Speaker
lights came on over the city of Miami, attendees of the 2015 AJFCA Annual Conference gathered for a wonderful Havdalah of spirited singing (and dancing!). This was a terrific beginning to two and a half days of connecting with one another as we shared information, resources, and strategies. We dined together, both in large and small groups, as we got to know one another and exchanged personal and professional stories. We heard three amazing plenary speakers, each of whom
Fred Stock
CEO, JCS South Florida
 inspired us and shone a light on the critical work of our agencies and the contributions of the Jewish community as a whole. We participated in workshop sessions led by many of you, each one urging us to strive for excellence and providing us the tools to keep on making progress. We relaxed for a bit at a lively host reception as we moved to the sounds of a steel drum band at Jungle Island. And, we enjoyed the warmth and hospitality of our host community throughout our time in Miami.

From the work that you do as professionals and volunteers at your agencies, you understand the obligation of the community through each and every one of its members to seek out those in need and draw them close where we know they will gain strength. Judaism teaches us a sense of collective responsibility that calls each of us to participate in our own
Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz
William Daroff, JFNA
Monday Plenary
way - whether through donation, volunteer work, professional practice, or random acts of kindness. We sense our unity and mutual responsibility through each recollection of our history, we feel it in the honor and reverence the community places on every individual and family within, and we know it through the values we are taught to dignify each person, to work toward a more perfect world and to act in the Jewish way.  We understand that the work we do is intensely Jewish because of the how, what,and why we do what we do, more than who we
Alina Gerlovin Spaulding
Tuesday Closing Plenary
serve. It is, indeed, sacred work.

To those of you who were at the conference, thank you for participating and adding so much to the experience for all of us. To those of you who were not able to attend this year, please take advantage of the opportunity to see materials and photos using the links below and even more as they are added to our website over the coming weeks. To all, I look forward to seeing you in the coming year and together again as a community at next year's conference in San Diego.  

Shabbat Shalom,
If you have not already done so, please share your conference feedback with us. Click here to access the conference evaluation survey.

Attendee List
Please find a conference attendee list here.
Session Presentations
Conference presentations can be viewed here. As more presentations become available they will be added. If you would like to make your presentation available to Conference attendees please email a copy to Megan.

Continuing Education Credits
Continuing education credit session evaluation forms for licensed social workers are available here. Once CEU session evaluation forms are completed please return them to Megan Manelli via:

    email:  mmanelli@ajfca.org
    fax:      410-664-0551
    mail:   AJFCA, Attn:  Megan Manelli, 5750 Park Heights Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21215

* Certificates of completion will be emailed within the next 30 days. Hard copies are available upon request.  

More Conference photos will be available on AJFCA's Facebook page next week.

We can't wait to see you next year for AJFCA's 44th Annual Conference, May 15-17, 2016 in San Diego, CA.