Posts Tagged: Union Board Meeting

The Journey is the Destination



by Marilyn Price Last week, Thursday through Shabbat, I had the privilege of attending my first URJ North American Board meeting in Brooklyn, N.Y. That set of meetings was bookended with three days hiking the Appalachian Trail in Connecticut and New York (“strolling” would be a better term, though no one calls it a “stroll […]

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Rabbi Richard Jacobs’ Remarks to Board of Trustees Upon His Election as President of the URJ



Aloh Na’aleh-Let’s Get Going to that Better TomorrowURJ Presidency Acceptance Speech as delivered by Rabbi Richard Jacobson June 12, 2011–10 Sivan 5771 Letme begin by expressing my deep gratitude to Peter Weidhorn, Bob Heller,the Presidential Search Committee, and the entire Union for ReformJudaism Board of Trustees. What an exceptional honor and enormousresponsibility you have bestowed […]

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Envisioning a Center for North American Reform Judaism



Some of you may know that the URJ, HUC-JIR and the CCAR have been exploring the idea of creating a Reform Jewish Center in New York bringing together all three institutions as well as other constituents of the Reform Movement under one roof. Plans are moving forward to determine the feasibility of creating this Center […]

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Rabbi Yoffie’s Report to the Union’s Board of Trustees



Welcome to our board meeting.  This meeting, as you can seefrom the schedule, is radically different from any board meeting that we haveever held.  We are breaking out of our old patterns and doing things as a boardin different ways.  We are moving ahead on the reorganization of the Union.  Weare spending some time thinking […]

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The Future of Reform Judaism



Remarks by Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie to the URJ Executive Committee on March 15, 2010 Last week a Reform Movement breakfast was held at the CCAR Convention in San Francisco, cosponsored by the CCAR, HUC-JIR, and the URJ. I was asked to speak about the institutional future of the Reform Movement and about my broad […]

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My Biennial



by Larry Kaufman Twenty-four hours and four meetings after arrival, and the pace is accelerating.  So far, we’ve admitted two congregations to their first membership in the Union, and re-admitted two that had dropped out and realized what they’ve been missing. We’ve also heard reports on the progress of the URJ re-structuring.   But most important, […]

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JanetheWriter live from Pittsburgh



By JanetheWriterLast night, a colleague shared with me a newsletter she’d picked up in the lobby of the Pittsburgh hotel where the Union’s North American Board of Trustees is meeting this weekend, the Omni William Penn, a “grande dame” hotel that dates to 1916.  As I read through the article, written in 1991 on the occasion […]

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