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AJL 2020 Conference Update #3

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Due to the COVID-19 virus, the in-person conference has been canceled and a new virtual conference is being designed.


Your AJL Conference Update

by Marcie Eskin & Rachel Kamin

February 12, 2020

Conference Registration and Support Information

We welcome you to register for the 2020 Conference by going to the Upcoming Conference page of the AJL website. Full Conference registration includes all conference sessions and kosher meals (Chicago Rabbinical Council certification): Keynote Lunch on Monday; breakfast, lunch & Awards Dinner on Tuesday; and breakfast & lunch on Wednesday. Per diem and other special rates are also available. Scroll down to the “Documents” section at the end of the 55TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2020 page for links to Conference Tickets and Rates 2020 and Registration Frequently Asked Questions.


To register, follow these instructions:

Members Full Conference Registration: For the discounted membership rate of $450 (by April 30), click on the "Register Now" button and login as a member. Please review your contact information, update as necessary, and fill in the information requested in the box at the bottom of the page. If you have questions regarding your membership status or member login information, please contact Sharon Benamou , VP Membership.

Non-members: Click on the "Register Now" button and then click on the "Continue as a Guest" button. Fill out your contact information and the information requested in the box at the bottom of the page.

All Registrants: After the preliminary steps above, click "Continue." and Select the appropriate "ticket" (e.g., Full Registration, Per Diem registration, etc.) and click on the "Add" button. Answer the questions and click on the "Add" button. Choose any additional tickets and add them as well. When you have completed your selections, scroll down to the Added Tickets and Products section and click "Continue." Review your information and then click “Continue” to finish the registration process, opting to pay by credit card or clicking "Bypass Payment" to pay by check or with an international credit card. If you would like to pay by check, mail your check made out to 'AJL Conference 2020' to:

Holly Zimmerman, AJL Treasurer
707 North Belgrade Road
Silver Spring, MD 20902


Once you have completed your registration, you will receive a meeting registration notification email as well as a payment receipt. For payment questions, including how to pay with a non-US/Canada credit card, please contact Holly.

For registration questions, please email Marcie Eskin, Conference Registrar, or call 847-926-7903.

Please note that applications for assistance and scholarships to attend the conference are now available. For more information, go to the CONFERENCE SUPPORT & SCHOLARSHIPS page of the AJL website.


To read previous weekly conference updates, go to the 55TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2020 page of the AJL website and scroll down to the “Documents” section.

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