Alumni/Parent Seminar

"What Happens Next?"


Join us at the Tufts European Center in Talloires, France in early fall of 2022 for the seminar What Matters Now? The dates are: arrival on Friday, September 9, and departure on Thursday, September 15.

The pandemic continues to evolve, and so do we. There are many new and important issues for us to discuss, including: What have we found and what have we lost? How has the challenging reality since March of 2020 changed us? At the deepest levels, what have we learned? What are the silver linings for us now? Moving forward, how do we imagine our personal and communal future?

We believe that the special nature of Talloires will provide the space and setting for important learning and reflection, not only about the recent past but also about our future as we look forward. In the morning, we will be using our established pedagogy of reading, reflection, discussion and writing. And then in the afternoon, there will be hiking, walking, swimming and relaxing in one of the most beautiful small villages in the French Alps. And in the evenings, wonderful food, wine and conversation.

The seminar is led by Tufts Emeritus Rabbi Jeffrey Summit and Reverend Scotty McLennan of Stanford University (formerly the Tufts University chaplain). The program will be limited to 20 participants. The cost is $5500 for single occupancy and $4200 per person for double occupancy. Fees include: Accommodations in Talloires’ four-star hotel, Le Cottage, all group meals, airport transfers, and daily class meetings. Please note that hotel room upgrades may be possible (based on availability) but at an additional cost. Payment is non-refundable unless we are able to fill the vacated seminar space. If the program is not filled by August 1, we will notify all participants and refund all fees.

We recognize that the decision to return to travel is a personal one. Please consider your own comfort level and if you will enjoy yourself while traveling.

To receive registration information, please email Jeffrey.Summit@Tufts.edu.