May the One who blessed our mothers and our fathers,
Our parents and our ancestors,
Bless the organizers and participants
In the URJ Biennial 2019
To come together
In holy convocation,
As a joyous congregation,
In rockin’ jubilation,
And holy celebration,
To strengthen our foundation,
And renew our dedication,
To God, to Torah and to liberal Jewish life,
So that the roots of Reform remain strong and vital,
Creating wisdom that echoes throughout world.
Source of understanding,
Rock of our lives,
Let the love of our people and our heritage
Flow from Chicago
Throughout the United States
And into the four corners of the earth,
Wherever Jews seek insight and understanding,
Wherever acts of charity and deeds of tikun olam
Are performed in Your name,
Wherever justice is pursued.
For our families,
For our congregations,
For our children,
And for the future of the Jewish people.
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