You’ve got questions. We’ve got answers. See below.
We'll be using Whova to keep us connected before, during, and even after JPro22. You MUST have Whova downloaded and be prepared to show your unique QR code to get through security! (You'll also need picture ID to get in, so make sure to keep that with you as well.)
You can also use the app to:
- View the event agenda and plan your schedule (we're saving paper!)
- Upload your profile details and start networking now
- Plan a meet-up with your fellow attendees.
- Receive updates during the conference itself (special events! last-minute room changes! who knows!)
To sign in, just use the exact email address you used for registration and choose a password! Say "yes" to allowing notifications and you'll be set for a great conference.
Here are step-by-step instructions to follow right now, if you haven't yet set up the app:
- Visit the app store, and download the Whova app (it's free!)
- When prompted, click yes to receive notifications
- Sign up using the exact same email address that you registered with (the address where you receive your TogetherGrams!)
- It will ask you to enter or reset your password - click reset.
- Choose a password and enter it.
- Click on the JPro22 event - if it doesn’t automatically come up, you can search for it.
Reading this on your phone? Use the buttons below to download Whova right now.
Again: you MUST have Whova downloaded and and ready to show your unique QR code to get through security and enter the conference!
For even more information on how to download and access our event on Whova, please click here.
Driving to the Conference and not staying at a hotel? The best parking is the Huntington Park Garage which is attached to the Convention Center and located at 1141 West 3rd Street.
Two close additional lots are:
Willard Park Garage at 601 Lakeside Ave E, Cleveland, OH 44114 – This is across the street from convention center; you must cross Lakeside at street level to enter the convention center.
Memorial Plaza Garage at 300 St Clair Ave NE, Cleveland, OH 44113– Thisi is underground next to the Marriott. Exit the garage through Key Tower/Marriott and walk to the convention center at street level.
Most sessions do not require registration and you can walk in and participate. Workshops, for example, do not require advance registration; you can choose two to participate in on Tuesday at the conference. The one exception is your Experience Cleveland Site Visit - you needed to have chosen one of these at the point of registration. Learn more about all the Site Visit options.
Use the conference app, Whova, to add sessions to your personal Agenda!
MONDAY: The conference begins at 5pm (with snacks!) on Monday. If you’re participating in a Experience Cleveland Site Visit, there will be (kosher) boxed lunches available for you to take with you before you board the bus. Dinner is on your own (or with your community, or email us to be connected with a great group of Cleveland professionals who are excited to have you join them at dinner and welcome you to their city) and then we’ll meet you for dessert and drinks at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame at 9pm. (Looking for a restaurant? Check out this list.)
TUESDAY: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be served at the Huntington Convention Center - all kosher.
WEDNESDAY: breakfast and lunch will be served at the Huntington Convention Center - all kosher. Lunch will be available to eat in or take with you on the road.
It’s “business casual meets spring comfortable”! That means: leave the shorts and flip-flops behind, along with the ties and blazers. Think short sleeves, capris, khakis, polos. Most important: comfortable shoes! And if your Experience Cleveland Site Visit is outdoors, remember a water bottle, umbrella and/or poncho, or whatever you might want with you for that. Jeans are definitely acceptable for that part of the day.
Our evening at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame has an optional addition: “Business Casual Meets Rock & Roll.” Feel free to add some glam or keep it simple and stick with your daytime clothing.
Of course, the weather can be unpredictable in the Spring in Cleveland and large event spaces are difficult to control for temperature preferences, so please plan accordingly. In addition, we hope that this conference will offer you some time for rejuvenation. You might choose to take a walk or go for a run with some of your colleagues, so pack tennis shoes and clothing to support such activities.
Yes! There will be a headshot booth available for you in the Immersive Space. If you want to bring something specific to wear for that, add it to your packing list.
Check out the Dress Code question above to give you a sense of what clothes to bring, and don't forget about something a little extra glam for the night at the Rock Hall and that special blazer for your new headshot, if you want to plan on either of those!
We recommend bringing two rapid antigen tests to have with you at the conference, in addition to the one you will take when you arrive or will have taken just before you left.
To reduce our environmental impact, JPro22 will be mostly swag-free, so don’t forget your favorite bag, notebook, water bottle, pen, and whatever else you might want with you during sessions. If your Experience Cleveland Site Visit is outdoors, remember a hat, sunscreen, water bottle, umbrella and/or poncho, or whatever you might want with you for that.
JPro22 will kick off officially at 5pm on Monday, May 2 at the Huntington Convention Center. Stop by the registration table to pick up your name badge anytime between 8am and 6pm. If you registered for an Experience Cleveland Site Visit, those will take place beginning at 10:45am; more information will be shared directly.
Arriving a little late? Not a problem. Conference check-in will also be open on Tuesday, May 3 from 7-5 and Wednesday, May 4 from 7-1.
The FTPI Lead-In will take place on the 2nd floor of the Cleveland Marriott Downtown at Key Tower. The registration desk opens at 11am on Sunday and badges may be picked up there. We kick off the Lead-In on Sunday May 1 with the Opening Session at 1pm.
Here's the Monday rundown:
Having gotten a negative Covid result within the last 24 hours, you'll arrive at your hotel and check in. If you arrive before your room is ready, leave your luggage with the hotel bell service and take with you just what you need for your Cleveland Experience Site Visit, like your water bottle.
(If you are participating in FTPI, you will be back at the Marriott on Monday for day two of your program and will join up with JPro22 in time for the opening plenary.)
Head to the JPro22 registration desk at the Huntington Convention Center to get your name badge, grab a boxed lunch, and board your coach - registration will open at 8am so come by early and beat the rush. Follow the JPro22 signs! Buses will leave promptly as noted in your Site Visit Confirmation so don’t be late.
After your site visit, you'll get dropped off back at your hotel to get settled in your room and ready for the Opening Plenary. Walk over whenever you're ready - it starts at 5pm. Then, have a great time at dinner with your colleagues, your new best friends that you met on the bus, your Cleveland hosts, or whatever is best for you - but don't linger too long because we'll be waiting for you at the Rock Hall at 9 for After Hours (PS plan to wear your best "Business Casual meets Rock & Roll" for that!). What an amazing first day!
Morning and afternoon/evening Jewish prayer services will be offered throughout the conference. Whether this is part of your daily ritual practice, or something you are interested to explore, we welcome your participation. Please use this form to indicate which prayer service(s) you are planning to attend.
Yes, by downloading Whova, the conference app! You can edit your profile, chat with other attendees, plan a meetup, and see the schedule. See the question about the app above!
At JPro22, we aim to create a culture of belonging for all conference participants. Together, we will strive to assume a posture of empathy and equity at every opportunity. Jewish equity, diversity and inclusion (JEDI) has been woven into the processes, curation, and content of the conference. As part of the JEDI framework, there will be affinity group meetings available prior to the opening plenary. If there is an affinity group that is not listed below that you would like to organize, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org so we can explore the possibility together.
Many JPro22 participants identify with more than one of the groups running concurrently. We recognize that some people will have to make difficult choices and hope that members of these groups will connect at other times during the conference. (Room assignments for affinity groups will be in the conference app.)
Monday May 2, 3:45-4:15 pm
- Race and Ethnicity: For people who identify as Black, African-American, Latin American, Asian American, Sephardi, Mizrachi or Non-European
- Disabilities: For people who identify as disabled
Monday May 2, 4:15-4:45pm
- LGBTQIA++: For people who identify as lesbian, gay, bi, queer, or trans
- Religion: For people who identify with a religion other than Judaism, or no faith group
- Russian Speakers: For people who identify as Russian speakers working with Jewish communities
In addition to these affinity group meetings, participants may wish to use the conference app to organize gatherings. Ideal times to meet up are:
Monday May 2:
- Dinner on Your Own (6:15-8:45 pm)
- Dessert Reception at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame (9:00-11:00 pm)
Tuesday May 3:
- Lunch (12:45-1:30 pm)
- Post program (9:30 pm and after)
Indeed! There are two Mamava pods easily accessible from the JPro22 area of the Convention Center: one is at the bottom of the escalator near the Atrium Lobby and there is another next to Meeting Room 9. The code for each is 8008 ;)
You can find the JPro22 Code of Conduct here. Please be sure to review the Code of Conduct in advance.
JPro22 registration has closed. If you believe that you were sent an invitation to register, please contact Shlomo Satt (email@example.com) to confirm your spot.
The deadline for all cancellations and refunds was Friday, April 8th. We cannot accept any substitutions or issue any refunds after this date.
[Cancellations were subject to a $175 processing fee. All cancellations and substitutions MUST be submitted in writing and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.]
The closing session will wrap at 1:00 on Wednesday, May 4th. A buffet style lunch will be available from 1:00 to 2:00 and there will be an option to pack a boxed lunch if you are in a hurry. Safe travels!
Tldr; anyone who works for a Jewish nonprofit organization in the US or Canada!
JPro22 is for any Jewish communal professional who cares deeply about strengthening the Jewish nonprofit sector, and it will be the first cross-sector gathering of Jewish community professionals for over two years. It will be a profound moment of reconnection, meaning-making, celebration, and envisioning the future. We’ll gather as a community of 1,000 professionals, including Federation and foundation professionals, Jewish educators, community and family engagement professionals, camp people, JCC staff… all the sub-sector components you can think of. A particular joy of JPro22 will be those conversations between seasoned professionals and folks who are brand new to the field or professional life, between people who work in organizations that were founded over 100 years ago and those that are still in start-up mode, between you and others you’ve never crossed paths with until this moment. This conference is for you if you want to build important skills, grow your professional network, or just be a part of the exciting things happening across our field.
JFNA’s FTPI Lead-In will bring together Federation professionals in finance, technology, data and human resources, as well as Federation chief operating officers, for ongoing professional development, peer networking and an exchange of thought leadership. It will begin on Sunday, May 1, at the Cleveland Marriott Downtown at Key Tower. We are thrilled to have these professionals join us for JPro22 and to bring their unique expertise to the experience. Learn more about FTPI Lead-In.