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Union of Reform Judaism Biennial

  • 11:00 AM
  • 8701 World Center Dr, Orlando, FL 32821

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Lab/Shul goes national.

Lab/Shul is beyond proud to be represented at this year’s Union of Reform Judaism Biennial by Naomi Less and Shira Kline. Check out their sessions if you’re attending!

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NAOMI

Friday, Nov. 6, 11:00 AM

Can You Make Your Circle Wider? Sisterhood and Audacious Hospitality
Co-presented with April N. Baskin, URJ Vice President of Audacious Hospitality.

Women of Reform Judaism has a proud history of bringing Jewish women from the margin of Jewish life into key positions of Jewish leadership. Today, can WRJ also take the lead in including other marginalized Jews and supporting their Jewish leadership? Between interfaith marriage, conversion, racial and ethnic diversity, disability inclusion and adoption, the Jewish community is becoming increasingly more diverse. Do our circles and programs reflect that? Join performing artist and Lab/Shul’s Associate Director/Ritual Leader Naomi Less and the URJ’s first Vice President of Audacious Hospitality April Baskin for a dynamic multimedia, experiential learning session. Using one of today’s most innovative Jewish organizations as a case study, we will explore what it means to be audaciously hospitable and how that can be applied in your work of widening circles today.

 

Friday, Nov. 6, 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Naomi Less concert on the Jewish Rock Radio stage


 

SHIRA

Friday, Nov. 6, 11:15 AM – 12:30 PM
Putting the G in OMG: God Talk

Lord Almighty, King, Ruler, Judge, God, Master. What’s your favorite name for the G-word? None of the above? What about Infinite, Divine, Mystery, Presence, Spirit, Source? What exactly do you mean by “OMG”? Whether we are embracing or we are wrestling with the One, how does our spiritual language reflect who and where we’re at now? Could re-packaging our name and usage for “God” create a safer space for spiritual exploration? In this workshop we’ll interactively explore the “God talk” not only in our liturgy, but also in how we relate to each other in everyday Jew-inclusive sacred community conversation. In dedication to universal outreach and engagement, let’s workshop some new G-language.

 

Friday, Nov. 6, 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Shira Kline on the Jewish Rock Radio stage with special guests Billy Jonas, Noah Aronson, and Coleen Dieker


 

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