2022 BAHÁ'I WORLD CONFERENCES
BETHESDA, ROCKVILLE, GARRETT PARK, & POTOMAC
THEMES | LOCATION | PROGRAM | REGISTRATION | CONTACT
A series of global conferences, exploring the inherent oneness of humanity and a universal summons to work for the betterment of the world. The conference is an open space in which to explore a unified vision for the betterment of the world.
JOIN US ON MAY 07
These conferences are taking place all across the globe in diverse settings, with individuals, families, groups, and communities who are all contributing to the well-being of the communities in which they reside. They are open to people from all backgrounds, cultures, religions, and ages.
Programs will be offered for every age - adults, elders, children, junior youth, and youth.
PROGRAM THEMES & SCHEDULE
9:30 - 10 AM
10 - 11 AM
Devotions, Artistic & Musical Contributions
A VISION FOR HUMANITY
How can we each contribute to vibrant communities that hold both spiritual and material progress at their heart?
BUILDING VIBRANT COMMUNITIES
How do our prayers and paths of service work together to contribute to the well-being of every individual and community?
PROMOTING EDUCATIONAL ENDEAVORS
What opportunities and tools raise the capacity within a population to take charge of its own spiritual, social, and intellectual development?
ENGAGING IN SOCIAL TRANSFORMATION
What principles are needed to participate in the discourses of society and to identify and respond to the needs of our community?
4:30 - 5:30 PM
CLOSING REMARKS & SOCIAL HOUR
LEARNING FROM HISTORY
What contributions have been made towards social transformation over the last 100 years in our community and in the world? Celebrating Rockville's 50-year endeavor.
Bender JCC of Greater Washington
6125 Montrose Rd., MD. 20852
DATE & TIME
May 07, 2022
10 am - 6 pm
FREE PARKING AND PARTICIPATION
The center offers free on-site parking & there is no charge for participating in the conference festivities at any point or for anything. All are welcome!
The Bender Jewish Community Center is located at 6125 Montrose Road, Rockville, MD. on the Charles E. Smith Community Service Campus. The Center is accessible from both the Twinbrook and White Flint Metro stops.
We are available for any transportation needs, please reach out via our contact page.
If you have any symptoms of COVID (cough, fever, sore throat, etc.), we will miss you, but we respectfully request that you stay home, and do not attend the conference. Masks are optional.
MEALS AND CATERING
Lunch, morning, and afternoon teas and snacks are provided. To comply with food and beverage regulations of the Community Center, all meat & dairy must be provided by a kosher caterer and all other outside meals must be vegetarian.
CHILDREN AND JUNIOR YOUTH PROGRAMS
Note that children and junior youth programs are offered for the entirety of the conference by volunteers from surrounding clusters to allow parents to participate in their conference festivities. Children & junior youth are also welcome to join the main program. Parents are responsible for their children at all times other than when they are signed into their respective programs. Please be prompt in picking up your children at the required times as this will impact the facilitators who may have other tasks. Please ensure that your children bring all necessary life-savers, i.e., EpiPen or asthma inhaler.
PARENTS OF YOUNG CHILDREN AND BABIES
Adult volunteers from surrounding clusters will be assisting with child care to allow parents to join their conference festivities. There will be a room dedicated to young children and babies. It is equipped with, playpens, changing area, games, toys, books, etc.
Please get in touch with us if you would like to request transportation or translation assistance or if you have any questions.