4th Annual JCANA Conference
June 3rd – 5th, 2012
(Sunday to Tuesday)
Sunday, June 3 – 4pm – 10:30pm
Monday, June 4 – 8am – 6pm
Tuesday, June 5 – 8am – 12pm
Hampton Inn New York
102-40 Ditmars Blvd
East Elmhurst, New York 11369
Dr. Jonathan Sarna, Brandeis University
Professor of American Jewish History
“Exploring Jewish History Through Our Sacred Burial Grounds.”
Dr. Sarna is the Joseph H. & Belle R. Braun Professor of American Jewish History at Brandeis University and Chief Historian of the new National Museum of American Jewish History.
Dubbed by the Forward newspaper in 2004 as one of America’s 50 Most-Influential American Jews, he was Chief Historian for the 350th commemoration of the American Jewish community, and is recognized as a leading commentator on American Jewish history, religion and life. In 2009, he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Dr. Sarna will be speaking to our members and guests on the evening of Sunday June 3rd.
His subject will address Jewish life, history and demographics since the great wave of immigration into North America from 1880-1920.These immigrant groups founded many of the Jewish cemeteries we care for today and will care for forever.
Major Topics to be explored:
- Endowment Fund Investments/Best Practices
- Jewish Genealogy Collaborative
- Cemetery Management Workshops
- Dealing with State and Federal Regulations
- JCANA’s Vision of the Past, Present and Future
* Dietary Laws will be observed
This year’s conference is co-sponsored by the Jewish Funeral Directors of America (JFDA).