Adapted from the June 6, 2020, URJ Inside Leadership blog post. Original post here.
The URJ is pleased to announce several new opportunities for people to live Jewishly this summer – and to help move our Reform Movement into a bold new future.
RJ on the Go: An Interactive Platform for Jewish Engagement
Available to URJ congregations and their members, RJ on the Go is a virtual space for people to spend time in live, interactive, communal experiences anchored in Jewish values, from the comfort of home and on a schedule that works for them. Fill out this quick form and learn more.
Get access to crafted virtual experiences designed for families to connect with communities, right from your own home, or whenever you’re on the go!
∴ Jewish Life in Your Family Life
For families of children entering grades K-7, RJ on the Go provides structured activities for children and their grown-ups to join together. Daily activities will be streamed live and each week will feature a different theme, a character trait (middah) supporting compassionate growth.
∴ URJ Camps’ Virtual Experiences
For campers and their families, RJ on the Go allows campers to experience their favorite camp activities, along with new programming from home, which includes a variety of activities to suit all interests.
Shabbat Morning Family Experiences
These popular sessions, held each Saturday morning at 11 am ET, will continue throughout summer 2020 to bring Shabbat into the home of young families ready to celebrate Shabbat together. Register for upcoming Zoom sessions.
Jewish Music All Summer Long with Campfire-Style Concerts
This summer of music will reach the community in two exciting ways. Sunday evenings at 8 PM ET each week from June 14 – August 23, “Campfire on Tour” concerts will feature an all-star rock star lineup: Nefesh Mountain, Dan Nichols, Rick Recht, Elana Arian, Julie Silver, Chava Mirel, Michelle Citrin, Alan Goodis, Rabbi Noam Katz, Josh Nelson, and Jacob “Spike” Kraus. Learn more at urj.org/campfire.
Additionally, every Monday through Thursday nights at 8 pm ET, in between the “Campfire on Tour” concerts, current and veteran URJ camp song leaders will offer 15-20 minute nightly song sessions, enabling campers, families, and alumni to revisit the connectedness of singing together in a dining hall – a hallmark of Jewish camp and singing in community. Watch each night on the URJ Facebook page.