What an amazing weekend in Boston!
I was so blessed to participate in the URJ Biennial, held this year in historic Boston.
If you're a leader of a synagogue or camp and we spoke at Biennial, please know that I will be in touch soon to talk with you!
If you enjoyed my performances, Thank you for coming and I am SO glad you enjoyed the music!
And if you were one of the many performing artists who came up to me during the Biennial to introduce yourself -- or so we could meet in person for the first time after months or years of electronic communication -- Thank you! I am so gratified to meet others who are called to do this holy work, and it was an absolute delight to spend time with you!
Special thanks for Stacy Beyer, Beth Schafer, Sue Horowitz, EJ Cohen and Jared Stein for sharing their songs and delighting in each other at our Harmony In Unison live presentation on Friday afternoon. What a privilege to share the stage with you all and to bask in the glow of your beautiful gifts. I hope it won't be too terribly long before we see each other again!
(The event has been archived for viewing on the Harmony In Unison Facebook group.)
Another special thank you goes out to Nancy Swartz and the Congregation of Beth Am/Beth Abraham in Randolph, MS for hosting me on Saturday at Shabbat services and kiddush. Although weather forced the cancellation of my Havdalah Cafe concert on Saturday evening, rest assured that I am already working on ways to return and make it up for all of us.
Chanukah begins tomorrow night. As I light the first candle with my wife, at home in Portland, I wish that the lights of the festival will warm our hearts and gladden our eyes as we dream of how we can create better days for all of us in the months to come. Let's use this time to rededicate ourselves to doing the work we are called to, so that we can push the pendulum back towards a world that is once again kinder and more fair for all.