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).
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.
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.