Highlights of 2017 URJ Biennial

I just returned from an amazing Biennial Convention of the Union for Reform Judaism and was Joined by Alex Tansky and Carole Rivel.  it was an incredible gathering of 5500+ from Reform Jewish communities in North America and around the world.  Music– inspiring.  Speakers– engaging and challenging. Workshops–informative  Services –uplifting.  Community–strengthened.  Attached are clips featuring new social justice pieces by Julie Silver and Peri Smilow.  Comments from Senator Elizabeth Warren and Rev. Dr. William J. Barber.  Friday night song session with not so Jewish music (Jewish music also present).

Senator Elizabeth Warren

Rev. Dr. William J. Barber

Pictures of one Havdallah gathering featuring our music teacher/song leader Rose Snitz–Jewish rock radio stage–with Carole Rivel on piano–our congregation featured with the hundreds of others on the convention center pillars.  AND there was much, much more.

Shabbat Singalong

Nava Tehila

Sanctuary by Julie Silver

I hope you enjoy these clips.  Check out URJ Blog for full stream of plenary sessions/services!  Join me at the next Biennial in Chicago, Dec. 11-15, 2019.

Havdallah with Rose Snitz