A presentation of Rockower Awards for excellence in Jewish journalism will take place Thursday, May 30.
Stanford University professor and director of Jewish studies Steven J. Zipperstein and Rabbi Leonid Feldman of Palm Beach, Fla.'s, Temple Emanuel will discuss the question "Where Are the Boundaries of Debate?" on Wednesday, May 29.
In a concurrent session, Creative Hour publisher and president Peter Wagner will present "100 Ideas for Fun and Profit." Telushkin's address will follow.
"Is Jewish Communal Life Redundant?" will be the topic of n afternoon discussion by Gary A. Tobin, director of the Maurice and Marilyn Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies in San Francisco, and Martin Kraar, executive vice president of Council of Jewish Federations in New York. Meanwhile, Mark Seal, executive director of Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society in New York will address immigration issues, and Wagner will speak on "Management for Tough Times."
On Thursday, Israeli Consul General Nimrod Barkan; Yoav Ben-Horin, associate director of the Willstein Institute in Los Angeles; Ha'aretz correspondent Ori Nir and Professor emeritus William "Ze'ev" Brinner of the Middle East Studies Department at U.C. Berkeley will discuss the Israeli elections. Meanwhile, consultant Richard Riccelli will give a business and advertising lecture on "Circulation 101." Hier's address will follow.
In the afternoon, Mervin Field, founder and director of the Field Poll, former California Rep. Mel Levin and Marc Neuman, co-chair of Jews for Dole, will speak on the U.S. elections. Larry Levy, circulation manager of Houston's Jewish Herald-Voice, and consultant Art Paley will address "The Postman Cometh."
On Friday, Congregation Kol Shofar's Rabbi Lavey Derby will conduct a healing service and then speak on "Our Bodies, Our Souls."
Afterward, Sam Edelman of Cal State Chico's communications department will address "The Internet: Journalism's Electronic Sourcebook"; Marcia Hansen and Joni Sussman of Senior Media Publishers Group will present business and advertising seminars on "Senior Marketing" and "MicroVoice."
The closing session will be a presentation by Todd Oppenheimer of Newsweek Interactive, Newsweek magazine's online project.
Nearly 100 editors and publishers from Jewish newspapers throughout the United State and Canada are expected to attend.