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Thank you to Congregation Agudas Achim of San Antonio, Texas, for hosting this year’s IntraContinental Region Conference


Saturday, May 05 9:00 – 9:15 PM

Havdalah Blanco/Llano Ruth Posner and Alice Troy

9:30 – 10:30 PM

Registration Mesquite Foyer

9:30 – 10:30 PM

Executive Board Meeting Live Oak

9:30 – 11:00 PM

Hospitality Suite Open Room 1125

9:30 – 11:00 PM

Private Consultations Corrine Hammerschlag, Conference Consultant

Sunday, May 06 6:30 – 8:45 AM

8:30 – 9:00 AM

Breakfast On Your Own Hotel Lobby New Delegate Orientation Hospitality Room 1125 Judy Goldstein, Region President Denise Mosk, Region Conference Chair

8:00 – 9:30 AM

Registration Mesquite Foyer

9:30 – 10:30 AM

Jewpardy (Jewish Jeopardy) Live Oak

9:30 – 11:45 AM

Sisterhood Presidents’ Session I Pecan Corrine Hammerschlag, Conference Consultant


10:30 – 11:45 AM

12:00 – 1:30 PM

1:30 – 1:45 PM 1:45 – 2:45 PM

2:45 – 3:30 PM

Glass Etching Project – Judaic Arts Live Oak Cindy Ginsburg, Region Communications Secretary Lunch Rio East Center Hamotzi: Randy Schwartz, Region Parliamentarian Birkat Hamazon: Marlene Bukstein, Region Treasurer Program: “There Must Be 50 Ways To Pay For Torah Fund” Jackie Leader, Region Torah Fund Vice President Break Plenary Live Oak Welcome: Denise Mosk, Region Conference Chair Dorothy Jo Weiss, Local Conference Chair National Anthems: Louise Kaufmann, Region Co-Party Coordinator Presiding: Judy Goldstein, Region President “Women, Where Are You? Strategies For Increasing Membership” Live Oak Jody Jacklin, Region Z’havah Chair Kathy Benayoun, President Agudas Achim, Austin,TX

3:30 – 4:00 PM

Hospitality Suite Open Room 1125

4:30 PM

Transportation Leaves for Agudas Achim Synagogue

5:30 – 6:00 PM

Judaica Shop Open


6:00 – 6:30 PM

Mincha Services Temple of Aaron, St Paul

6:30 – 8:00 PM

Dinner Welcome: Robi Jalnos, President Agudas Achim Synagogue Judy Halfant, President, Agudas Achim Sisterhood Hamotzi: Karen Lukin, Region Immediate Past President Birkat Hamozon: Cindy Ginsburg, Region Communications Secretary

8:00 – 8:45 PM

“Las Tesoros de San Antonio”

8:45 – 9:45 PM

Chat with the Cantor “What You Always Wanted To Know About Music In Judaism And Never Asked?” Cantor Jeremy Lipton, Cantor Agudas Achim Synagogue

9:45 PM

Transportation Leaves for Hotel

10:15 – 11:00 PM

Hospitality Suite Open Room 1125

Monday, May 07 7:15 – 8:30 AM

6:30 – 9:15 AM

9:30 – 10:30 AM

Shacharit and Torah Service Directors St Louis Sisterhoods Breakfast Hotel Lobby Torah Study Live Oak Rabbi Leonardo Bitran, Rabbi, Agudas Achim Synagogue


10:30 – 11:30 AM

11:30 – Noon

Noon – 1:00 PM

1:00 – 1:15 PM 1:15 – 2:00 PM

2:00 – 2:45 PM

“Mastering the Balancing Act” Live Oak Pamela Grant – Life Coach & Author Meet Pamela Grant Garden Terrace Lunch Garden Terrace Hamotzi: Sheilla Goldberg, Region Administrative Secretary Birkat Hamazon: Elly Sokol, Region Education Vice President Ardis Wexler, Region Advocacy Chair Discussions to be Held at Each Table Break “$ & CENTS… Making Sense of Fundraising” Live Oak Phyllis Gingiss, Region Ways & Means Vice President Doreen Lerner,Ways & Means V/P Brith Shalom, Bellaire,Texas “P O S E T – Your Answer To Successful Programming” Live Oak Sandy Polanski, Region Program Vice President Randy Schwartz, Region Parliamentarian

2:45 – 3:00 PM

Break

3:00 – 4:00 PM

“Past But Still Present” Past Branch and Region Presidents’ Meeting Directors Brenda Levine, Southwest Branch Past President Harrian Stern, Southwest Branch Past President


3:00 – 4:00 PM

3:00 – 4:30 PM

4:30 – 5:30 PM

6:00 – 7:30 PM

7:45 – 9:00 PM

9:30 – 11:00 PM

Israeli Dancing Llano Rebecca Shenker, Jewish Community Center Instructor Sisterhood Presidents’ Session Part II Pecan Corrine Hammerschlag, Conference Consultant Hospitality Suite Open Room 1125 Dinner: Rejoice in Israel! Regency East Hamotzi: Marla Goldstein, Region Area Director Birkat Hamazon: Meredith Fox, Region Area Director Program: Israel,Then and Now Regency East Allan Glazerman, Executive Director Agudas Achim Synagogue Robi Jalnos, President Steve’s Plumbing, San Antonio Ann Stevens, President Biodynamics, San Antonio Party On…Songs/Skits and Auction Live Oak


Tuesday, May 08 7:30 – 8:15 AM

6:30 – 9:15 AM

9:30 – 10:30 AM

10:30 – 11:00 AM

Shacharit Service Frio Houston and Dallas Congregations Breakfast Hotel Lobby “Ladies, We Have a Problem…Techniques to Advocate” Pecan Elly Sokol, Region Education Vice President Ardis Wexler, Region Advocacy “Thinking Back - Looking Forward” Pecan Judy Goldstein, Region President

11:00 AM

Conference Adjourns

11:00 – 11:30 AM

Break for Board Members (Including Sisterhood Presidents)

11:30 AM

1:00 PM

Region Board Meeting Maverick - Located Across the Street Judy Goldstein, Region President Adjourn Board Meeting


CORRINE HAMMERSCHLAG IntraContinental Region Conference Consultant May 06-08, 2012

Corinne came to Canada in 1986 from Johannesburg, South Africa. She was a full time teacher until the birth of her first child. She has three children: Neil, Andrea, and Adam, and two grandchildren. Corinne became involved in Sisterhood almost immediately after arriving in Canada. Sisterhood offered her the opportunity to meet new people and get involved.Three years later, she became Sisterhood President. Serving as Region Torah Fund Vice President, Training Services Chair, and President, led her to assume the role of a National Board member, as well as the Outlook Editorial Board, theTorah Fund Cabinet, and the Canadian Liaison for Torah Fund. She is a Wagner Institute graduate and has served for two terms as Vice President with Canadian Policy and Advocacy Chairmanship. Her goals of education and unification of sisterhoods keep her very busy. She has worked in a variety of industries including personal care, publishing, and is now working as a leader for Weight Watchers.

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