Maine Conference For Jewish Life

Jun 09, 2023—Jun 11, 2023


Thomas College 180 West River Rd Waterville, ME 04901

Cost Varies

Event Contact Melanie Weiss | Email

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The Maine Conference for Jewish Life is a pluralistic opportunity for superior Jewish learning and joyous celebration in central Maine. Living far from America’s major urban centers (and from one another), Jews in northern New England rarely gain access to the Jewish world’s finest scholars and cultural innovators, or the experience of being surrounded by a critical mass of other Jews. This conference brings Jews from across the region together in order to gain familiarity with the jewels of Jewish civilization, convene with other Jews from around the state, exchange best practices for crafting successful rural Jewish lives, experience the benefits and challenges of celebrating in a pluralistic environment, and revel in Torah learning.

2023 Conference Has Begun to Arrive!

More information about our 2023 conference (June 9-11 at Thomas College in Waterville) will be posted regularly from now through June.  Please contact Mel Weiss at with any questions! For the most up to date information, please visit our website: Maine Conference for Jewish Life – Center for Small Town Jewish Life (

Provisional Conference Schedule

Saturday, June 10:

“Jewish American Poetry,” Jonathan Barron

“Readers Theater & Creative Movement Exploration,” Bess Weldon

“Hebrew Poetry and the Modern World,” Arielle Stein

“Roots of Earth-Based Judaism,” Lorin Troderman

Sunday, June 11

“The Etrog’s Journey: From China to Israel to… Maine?,” Rabbi David Freidenreich

“Israel’s Divided Society. Can it Continue to Survive and Flourish?” Larry Wolff

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