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CHAMPIONSGATE VIII

Kehilla: What We Bring To It


THURSDAY, JULY 25th
10:00 AM 1:30 PM

ChampionsGate Snack Bar Open


Lobby Lounge
1:30 PM 4:30 PM

Arrival and Check-In

Welcome Buffet
Orlando IV
ChampionsGate Registration Desk Open
Main Lobby
ChampionsGate Kiosk Open
Lower Lobby
Create your personal schedule by signing up for leadership forums, consultations
and leisure activities

4:30 PM

Mincha
Shul (Orange A)
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Opening Program: ELI Talks @ YU


Studio (Orange D)
This years opening program will feature ELI Talks, brief 12-minute, TED-Talk
style presentations in each of our four Lands: Skills, Knowledge, Inspiration and

Networking. These talks will challenge and inspire us through innovative content
and delivery. For additional information, please visit www.elitalks.org
Welcome Remarks: Ms. Chavi Becker
Inspiration: Rabbi Dr. Jacob J. Schacter - Patience and Process in Producing
Personal and Institutional Change
Knowledge: Dr. Rona Novick - People Knowledge for People of the Book:
Social Knowledge and Social Citizenship for Jewish Parents, Schools and
Communities
Networking: Mr. Ira Mitzner - Foundations of Building
Skills: Rabbi Josh Joseph - Failure, To Launch: The Upside of Falling Down
6:45 PM - 8:15 PM

Dinner
Dining Room (Orlando III)
Welcome Remarks: Ira and Mindy Mitzner
8:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Community Building and Networking


Facilitated by Dr. Jim Cain
Orange E
Welcome Remarks: President Richard Joel
9:45 PM

Maariv
Shul (Orange A)
10:00 PM

Dessert Reception: Meet, Greet and Network


Lounge (Orlando IV)

ChampionsGate Community Lounge Open


Orlando IV
Complete with couches, outlets, and other amenities, the ChampionsGate
Community Lounge provides the optimal environment for meeting and
networking with fellow conference participants in a relaxed setting.

ChampionsGate Mentorship Program Reception


Private Event - The Bistro
The ChampionsGate Mentorship Program matches experienced conference
participants with YU Presidential Fellows and Semicha students, introducing
them to todays leaders and empowering them to be the leaders of tomorrow.

FRIDAY, JULY 26TH


6:00 AM

Morning Jog with Josh Joseph


Meet at Hotel Pool

Live Broadcast of JM in the AM with Nachum Segal


Orlando Foyer
6:15 AM

Daf Yomi: Pesachim 36


Shul (Orange A)
Rabbi Eliakim Koenigsberg
7:00 AM

Shacharit
Shul (Orange A)
7:30 AM

Breakfast
Dining Room (Orlando III)
Introduction to Leadership Lands
Preparation - Annual ChampionsGate Chulent Competition
Orlando Foyer
9:00 AM 12:15 PM: Leadership Lands
Engage in a series of dynamic discussions, focusing on the four Lands: Skills,
Knowledge, Inspiration and Networking. Emerge inspired, with a renewed sense of
purpose, practical applications to enhance our personal lives and communal leadership,
and new collaborative partnerships.
Participants will choose any three sessions from the table below.
Session 1: 9:00 AM 10:00 AM
Session 2: 10:15 AM 11:15 AM
Session 3: 11:30 AM 12:30 PM

Skills land

Knowledge L and

Inspiration land

Networking land

9:00 AM
10:00 AM

THE POWER OF WORDS:


THE ART OF USING SPEECH TO PERSUADE,
AND COLLABORATE
Dr. Gillian Steinberg
OR ANGE E

THE INTERSECTION OF EARNING AND GIVING:


A ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION ON ECONOMIC
TRENDS AND THE DYNAMICS OF PHILANTHROPY
Panel Discussion with Lay Leaders:
Mrs. Evelyn Stavsky, Esq., Dr. David Magerman
Moderated by: Dr. James Kahn
OR ANGE F

ELI FEATURE:
Dr. David Pelcovitz
STUDIO (OR ANGE D)

60 IDEAS IN 60 MINUTES: COMMUNITY


LEADERSHIP
Dr. Jim Cain
FLORIDA 1

10:15 AM
11:15 AM

DEALING WITH THE SAFETY OF OUR CHILDREN:


ABUSE IN OUR COMMUNITIES
Ms. Leora Joseph, Esq.
OR ANGE E

PERSPECTIVES ON THE MEANING OF


SUFFERING
Dr. Aaron Segal, Dr. David Shatz
OR ANGE F

FOUR FACES OF SPIRITUALITY


Dr. Rona Novick, Dr. David Pelcovitz,
Rabbi Menachem Penner, Dr. Yitzi Schecter
OR ANGE G

ELI FEATURE: BEING IN THE BUSINESS OF


IMPROVING THE WORLD
Ms. Anita Zucker
Followed by a conversation with Rabbi Dr. Jacob J. Schacter
STUDIO (OR ANGE D)

11:30 AM
12:30 PM

WHEN THE GOING GETS TOUGH: PREPARING


FOR AND RESPONDING TO COMMUNAL CRISIS,
TRAUMA, TRAGEDY
Mrs. Zahava Farbman
OR ANGE E

ELI FEATURE:
Dr. Scott Goldberg
STUDIO (OR ANGE D)

ARE YOU MY MENTOR? LEANING IN WITH GEN X,


Y AND Z
Rabbi Joshua Joseph, Panel of Young Leaders
Introduction: President Richard M. Joel
OR ANGE G

COMMUNICATIONS SKILLS BOOT CAMP


Mr. Avi Lauer, Mrs. Suzy Schwartz, Mr. Nachum Segal,
Mrs. Miriam Wallach
FLORIDA I

times

12:30 PM

Lunch
Dining Room (Orlando III)

Afternoon Programming
2:00 PM 2:30 PM
ELI Feature: Rabbi Dr. Meir Soloveichik
Studio (Orange D)
2:30 PM

CG Open Networking Lounge


Florida I
Participate in affinity-based conversations, facilitated by lay leaders and YU faculty and
administration. Topics will be selected based on suggestions made by participants
throughout the day on Thursday and Friday.

Networking Session for Rabbinic Couples


Private Event - Pocket Lake

CJF Advisory Council Meeting


Private Event - Clear Lake
2:30 PM 5:00 PM

Personal and Communal Consultations


All consultations take place in boardrooms on the lobby level.
One-on-One Leadership Coaching
Dr. Rochelle Cooper
College Park Boardroom
Political Activism in our Local Communities
Mr. Nathan Diament, Esq.
ChampionsGate Boardroom
Jewish Day School Recruitment, Placement, Quality and Support
Dr. Scott Goldberg, Mrs. Dina Rabhan
Bayhill Boardroom
Effective Fundraising Strategies
Mr. Dan Forman
Celebration Ballroom
Admissions Counsel
Mr. Moish Kranzler and Mr. Jonah Raskas

Heathrow Boardroom
Board Development and Legal Counsel
Mr. Avi Lauer, Esq.
Thornton Park Boardroom
Jewish Personnel Searches and Placement
Rabbi Ronald Schwarzberg
Maitland Boardroom
Navigating the Challenges of Leadership
Mrs. Yocheved Schacter, MSW
Winter Park Boardroom
5:00 PM 7:00 PM

Recreational Activities & Shabbat Preparation

Shabbat Shalom
Shabbat
7:00 PM

Candle Lighting
Orlando Foyer
7:00 PM

Mincha, Kabbalat Shabbat and Maariv


Shul (Orange A)
Welcoming Remarks: Dr. Henry Kressel
Shabbat Reflections: The Super Bowl Ring and the Staff
Rabbi Dr. Meir Soloveichik
8:15 PM

Shabbat Dinner
Dining Room (Orlando III)
Dvar Torah - Ilana Gadish
9:45 PM

Oneg Shabbat: Led by Chazan Shimon Craimer and Rabbi Marc


Penner
ChampionsGate Lounge (Orlando IV)
Divrei Torah:
Rabbi David Stav
Malkie Krieger, Presidential Fellow

SHABBAT, JULY 27TH


7:30 AM 9::30 AM

Breakfast
Dining Room (Orlando III)
7:45 AM

Daf Yomi: Pesachim 37


Shul (Orange A)
Rabbi Eliakim Koenigsberg
8:30 AM

Shacharit
Shul (Orange A)
Drasha - Shattered Tablets: When the Pieces are Greater than the Whole
Rabbi Kenneth Brander
11:15 AM

Kiddush

Orange E
Annual ChampionsGate Chulent Competition

12:00 PM 1:50 PM

A Taste of YU Torah
Explore the Torahs text and wisdom with resident scholars through concurrent
lectures and shiurim. Eight options allow you to choose an area of interest for
each of the two sessions.
Session #1: 12:00 PM 12:50 PM
Session #2: 1:00 PM 1:50 PM
Presenters to Include:
Rabbi Eliakim Koenigsberg
Dr. Rona Novick
Rabbi Marc Penner
Rabbi Dr. Jacob J. Schacter
Mrs. Shoshana Schechter
Rabbi Dr. Meir Soloveichik
Rabbi David Stav
Dr. Baruch Sterman

Topics to Include:
Simana Milta: Are Omens Meaningful or Reflections of Superstition? The Case
of Special Foods on Rosh Hashana
When East Meets West: The Relationship between the Israeli Chief Rabbinate
and the Diaspora Community
From Adam to Avraham: Lessons from the Fall of Civilization
Priorities in Tzedaka A Playbook for Giving
Haftarat Ekev: Yeshayahus Approach to Consolation Would We Find it in a
Psychology Textbook Today?
The Common Thread: How Tekhelet Weaves a Compelling Torah Umadda
Narrative
2:00 PM

Shabbat Lunch
Dining Room (Orlando III)
Dvar Torah: Adam Neuman, Presidential Fellow
3:00 PM

Shabbat Menucha
4:15 PM

Weekly Update: Israel and the Middle East


Mr. Malcolm Hoenlein in conversation with Mr. Nachum Segal
Shul (Orange A)
5:00 PM

Mincha
Shul (Orange A)
5:30 PM

Kehilla: What We Bring To It


Orange D
5:30 PM 6:15 PM - Chavruta learning
6:15 PM 7:00 PM - Armchair Conversation: President Richard M. Joel, Rabbi
Leonard Matanky, Mr. Barry Shrage, Rabbi David Stav
Moderated by Mr. Ira Mitzner

7:00 PM

Seuda Shlishiet
Dining Room (Orlando III)
Dvar Torah: Rabbi Eliakim Koenigsberg
Shabbat Closing Remarks: President Richard M. Joel
9:00 PM

Maariv & Havdallah


Shul (Orange A)

Shavua Tov!
10:30 PM

Melave Malka
Orlando II
Optional Activities and Tournaments:

Screening of The Prime Ministers


Orange E
3 on 3 Basketball Tournament
Outdoor Court
(Sign-up at YU Concierge Desk)
Zumba Fitness Class
Florida V
(Women Only)
Lazy River and Swimming Pool
Womens Hours: 11:00 PM 12:15 AM
Mens Hours: 12:15 AM 1:30 AM
Ping Pong
Air Hockey
Orlando II

SUNDAY, JULY 28TH


7:00 AM

Daf Yomi: Pesachim 38


Shul (Orange A)
Rabbi Eliakim Koenigsberg
7:45 AM

Shacharit
Shul (Orange A)
8:30 AM

Breakfast

Dining Room (Orlando III)


9:30 AM 11:00 AM

Yeshiva University Yom Rishon


Experience our University with a choice of parallel sessions given by renowned
lecturers and educators within our halls.
Issues of Liability and Ethics
Continuing Legal Education (CLE)- 1 credit available- no fee
Mr. Avi Lauer, panel of lay leaders (in formation)
Orange E
Case Study 21st Century Learning
Continuing Education Unit (CEU) 1 unit available no fee
Facilitators:
Dr. Scott Goldberg
Mrs. Dina Rabhan
Florida I
Dina DMalchuta Dina How Far Does the Halachic Imperative Extend?
Rabbi Eliakim Koenigsberg
Orange G
(Session runs from 9:30 AM 10:10 AM)
Ripped from the Headlines A Halachik Perspective on Elective Surgery
Rabbi Dr. David Shabtai
Florida III
(Session runs from 10:20 AM 11:00 AM)
11:15 AM 12:00 PM

Closing Program
Dining Room (Orlando III)
Machar: Where the Real Work Begins
Group Photo
12:00 PM

Lunch to Go
1:00 PM

First Annual ChampionsGate Golf Tournament


Omni at ChampionsGate