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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.

Your well-being is our top priority, and we are dedicated to ensuring attendees and guests have a safe environment at JPro22. We will be requiring proof of vaccination for attendance in compliance with U.S. and Canadian vaccine and booster recommendations. (If you have a medical exemption, we ask that you reach out to us at jpro22@jpro.org.) 


We are hosting this event in coordination with the policies and procedures established by the CDC and the local government. Masks and social distancing will be implemented as needed in accordance with the requirements of the City of Cleveland, State of Ohio, the CDC and the Huntington Convention Center and our hotels. Meeting and event space layouts will be designed to allow for additional distancing and the hotels have established Clean Stay Programs that will provide additional protection. We will be working with a certified Medical Advisor who will guide us as things continue to unfold between now and May. We may request or require additional protocols as we get closer to the event date. Expectations will be clearly communicated to all registered attendees before arriving on site.

The deadline for all cancellations and refunds is Friday, April 8th. We will not accept any substitutions or issue any refunds after this date. Cancellations are subject to a $175 processing fee. All cancellations and substitutions MUST be submitted in writing and emailed to jpro22@jpro.org.

Most sessions do not require registration and you can walk in and participate. Workshops, for example, will 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 must choose one of these at the point of registration. Learn more about all the options.

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) and then we’ll meet you for dessert and drinks at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame at 9pm.


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 Cleveland Experience 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.

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 9am 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.

 

If you are attending FTPI Lead-In prior to JPro22, you can check in at the Marriott on Sunday, May 1 starting at 10:00am. The first session for FTPI Lead-In will begin at 1pm. 


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!

Yes, by downloading the conference app! You can edit your profile, chat with other attendees, plan a meetup, and see the schedule. We’ll send information about the app to all registered participants closer to the start of the conference.

There sure is! Precise location will be provided closer to the start date of the conference.

You can find the JPro22 Code of Conduct here. Please be sure to review the Code of Conduct in advance.

Write to us at jpro22@jpro.org; we’re here for you.