The Jewish Secular Community of Cleveland will host the annual conference of Congress of Secular Jewish Organizations on the campus of Ursuline College in Pepper Pike. The four-day conference that opens with an oneg Shabbat at 5 p.m. May 24 is expected to draw hundreds of members and guests from organization affiliates throughout the United States and Canada.

The theme for the conference is on a lighter note: “Jews in Comedy: So Funny You Could Plotz!”

Workshops will take place May 25, May 26 and May 27. The keynote speaker will be Bennett Muraskin, author of four books and former adult education director of the Jewish Cultural School and Society of Northern New Jersey. Among his books are “The Association to Jewish Libraries Guide to Yiddish Short Stories,” “Humanist Readings in Jewish Folklore,” and “Let Justice Well Up Like Water: Progressive Jews from Hillel to Helen Sulzman.” 

The Congress of Secular Jewish Organizations is an international organization focused on promoting and educating a secular Jewish world view.  It includes communities, schools and individual members.

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