SUBMITTED BY THE PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE COMMITTEE
The high-flying mission of the Union for Reform Judaisms 68th General Assembly would not have been possible without the unstinting and tireless efforts of so many. From lift-off to touch down, we declare the mission a complete success.
THEREFORE, THE UNION FOR REFORM JUDAISM RESOLVES TO:
Offer its collective heartfelt gratitude to:
Mission Commanders Jane Rips, Biennial Program chair, and Jay Geller, Biennial vice-chair, and the members of the Biennial Program Committee for developing the informative, challenging and stimulating Biennial program;
Ground Control Team Janis Block, Steven Block, Barbara Brookner, and Mark Brookner, Local Arrangements co-chairs, and the entire Local Arrangements Committee;
Base Commanders the Houston Host Congregations for their courtesy, efficiency and always-friendly assistance;
Mission Control Staff Rabbi Lawrence Jackofsky and the Unions Southwest regional office staff for their work on behalf of the Biennial; and
Mission Directors Rabbi Elliot Kleinman, director of program for this Biennial, and Robin Hirsch, director of Meetings and Conventions; and the entire Union staff, without whom the 68th General Assembly would not have been possible.