PEP-RJ Conference


November 4-7, 2018
San Francisco, California


We are thrilled to be going to San Francisco for our PEP-RJ Conference this year! REGISTER TODAY!

Don't miss this wonderful opportunity to spend a few days with others who are doing the same holy work you are in their synagogue community. Our conference will be hosted by Congregations Rodef Sholom and Emanu-El and will include opportunities to learn from each other as well as others including workshops with experts from Upstart and the URJ including Rabbi Rick Jacobs and Amy Asin. And of course we will have time for fun and socializing in the fabulous city of San Francisco. You also have the chance to network and deepen relationships with your peers so that you can rely on each other throughout the year for best practices, guidance and support.   



The conference fee is $200 for PEP-RJ members and $300 for non-members. 

The cost of all meals are included in the registration fee. (dinner on Sunday through lunch on Wednesday) 


Scholarships are available. Please contact PEP-RJ President Shelly Gordon at 



There are two ways to register.

1. Register online

2. Send in your registration & check by dowlnloading a copy of the conference brochure and mailing it to Geri Gregory, Temple Beth-El, 211 Belknap Place, San Antonio, TX 78212.


Hotel Information

Our conference hotel will be The Orchard Hotel in downtown San Francisco. To reserve your room please use this link.  Reservations must be made by 10/4/18 to guarantee you a room at our special price of $259/night plus tax. Please note that breakfast is included in our price and you don't need to add that when registering. We have a limited number of rooms, so register early!  If you would like to come in early or stay late please contact Darlene Chem at The Orchard at 415-343-0135 to add those nights.


Travel Information

  • Flights should be made in and out of San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
  • Please arrive no later than 5 pm on Sunday night
  • Uber ride to the hotel is around $30-40/ Shared ride in Super Shuttle is $18-20 per person
  • Transportation to and from airport will not be included.


Tentative Schedule

Sunday, November 4
Arrival, Dinner and Ice Breakers, (Welcome is at 5 pm)

Monday and Tuesday, November 5 & 6
Workshops and Sessions

Wednesday, November 7
PEP-RJ Business Meeting and Concluding Sessions 
(Our conference ends at  around 12:30 pm)