In December I had the opportunity to attend the Union for Reform Judaism’s biennial convention. It was a series of remarkable experiences. Shabbat services with 6,000 participants, incredible cantors and Jewish musicians filling the hall with ancient and new melodies for prayer.
The biennial convention serves many purposes. It is a time for the movement to come together – professional and lay leadership – to learn Torah, to hear from the movement’s leadership. As part of the Canadian delegation I had the opportunity to meet with our other lay and professional leaders from the over 20 other Canadian Reform congregations. [Read more…]