The Isidor and Rose Wagner Institute for Leadership Development
Sunday and Monday
April 29–30, 2012
7–8 Iyyar 5772
The Wagner Institute is a key program of continuing education at The Jewish Theological Seminary. In 1994, Nate Wagner and Ruth Braver (z”l) endowed the Isidor and Rose Wagner Institute for Leadership Development at JTS, and the first Wagner Institute was held that same year. This year, the Wagner Institute will be held in Deerfield, Illinois, in partnership with Chicagoland Jewish High School (CJHS), known for its culture of academic excellence. The Wagner Institute provides a dynamic forum for people to explore ancient and modern Jewish texts and traditions with some of the most creative and compelling faculty of JTS. JTS teachers are world-leading scholars who will help participants deepen their Jewish knowledge and understanding during two days of thought-provoking study of Jewish texts and inspirational conversation.
How knowledgeable do I have to be?
All that participants need to bring to the Institute is their interest and enthusiasm. While some may have a background in Judaic studies, others may be new to the texts and information presented. The diversity of backgrounds of our participants will enhance every aspect of the program.
Who will I learn with at the Wagner Institute?
Participants will also have the opportunity to engage in meaningful conversation with members of JTS’s world-class faculty:
Where can I stay?
Accommodations for Wagner Institute participants are available at the Embassy Suites, 1445 Lake Cook Road, in Deerfield, Illinois, which is near CJHS. A special rate of $129 per night for a room with a king-size bed has been secured. Please call 1-(800)-EMBASSY or phone the hotel directly at (847) 945-4500 and be sure to ask for the “JTS Wagner Institute” group rate. You can also secure your reservations online by going to the hotel website at www.embassysuitesnorthshore.com; entering the date of the event, April 29; and then entering group/convention code JWT.
What is the cost of the Wagner Institute?
Through the generosity of Nathan Wagner and Ruth Braver (z”l) and the Wagner family, fees for this program are only $72 per participant. This includes all texts and program meals: snacks and dinner on Sunday and breakfast, lunch, and snacks on Monday.
Sunday, April 29, 2012—Registration begins at 1:00 p.m.
For further information, please contact Nadine Sasson Cohen, principal gifts officer,