Location & Date

Hilton Rosemont/Chicago O'Hare
5550 North River Road
Rosemont, Illinois 60018

Fri. April 20, 2012
to Sun. April 22, 2012

Contact & Other Information

Jody Hyman, JD
Director of Development & Alumni Services
e-Mail Event Organizer
Guests: 60

  International Alumni Association Kallah  
Hosted By: FMAMS International Alumni Association


Examining Jewish Identity

 We invite you to learn, discuss, schmooze, sing, view and enjoy the opportunity to be with the Melton community across the continent.   The theme for the weekend will be Jews Within: Jews Without: Examining Jewish Identity,
led by our own beloved and talented Haim Aronovitz, Director of Israel Seminars.  Our featured presenter is
Dr. Hal Lewis, president and CEO of Spertus/A Center for Jewish Learning & Culture, who will be joined by 
Dr. Yonatan Mirvis, FMAMS International Director, and Judy Mars Kupchan, FMAMS North American Director. 

The theme will inspire our study and exploration of the cultural and religious borders which have
kept us a people apart, but may well endanger our future.

The Florence Melton Adult Mini-School International Alumni Association Kallah

Friday, April 20, 2012 - Sunday, April 22, 2012

Hilton Rosemont/Chicago O'Hare
5550 North River Road,
Rosemont, Illinois

CHECK IN:     Friday, April 20, 4-7 p.m.
CHECK OUT:  Sunday, April 22, 1 p.m.

Cost for IAA Members:
Single: $599
Double: $489
Conference only: $239
Saturday only: $166

Cost for Non-IAA Members:
SIngle: $649
Double: $539
Conference only:  $299
Saturday only: $206

  To join the IAA and pay the IAA reduced rate, please contact
Jody Hyman at jhyman@fmams.org.il
Registration will close no later than April 2, 2012. 

Each participant should complete a separate registration form. 

*Memberships in local alumni groups do not qualify for IAA discounts.


Together we will examine:

  • In study sessions: What's the Place of Time? What's the Place of Place? Who draws the boundaries?
  • Yummy Shabbat meals and more: What makes a meal "Jewish"? The food? The company? The conversation?
  • In panel discussions: Is Israel making Jewish identity any easier?
  • In group discussions: Does the past dictate the future?
  • An evening of film and wine tasting at the home of Sherrie and Al Weiss.


Haim Aronovitz, FMAMS Director of Israel Seminars
Dr. Betsy Dolgin Katz, Founding Director of North American FMAMS
Dr. Hal Lewis, Spertus/A Center for Jewish Learning & Culture
Dr. Yonatan Mirvis, FMAMS International Director
Judy Mars Kupchan, FMAMS Director, North American Division

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FOR MORE INFORMATION contact Jody Hyman at jhyman@fmams.org.il or 847-714-9843 x 308.



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