Democratic U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren will speak at a national gathering of the Jewish Reform movement next month in Boston, Massachusetts, the Union for Reform Judaism announced Monday.
The event, which takes place once every two years, will be held Boston this year. Among the attendants expected at the gathering this year are Republican Governor of Massachusetts Charlie Baker as well as award-winning Israeli author David Grossman.
The Union for Reform Judaism said in a statement that it is expecting 5,000 people to attend the conference, including hundreds of rabbis and congregational leaders from around the United States and Canada.
URJ is considered the largest Jewish movement in North America. The movement's president, Rabbi Rick Jacobs, said that "the important voices of Senator Warren and Governor Baker are welcome ones as we navigate an ever-changing world."
Another key event to take place next month is the national conference of the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism, the umbrella organization of the Jewish Conservative movement.
The conference is slated to take place in Atlanta and among the speakers will be Jonathan Greenblatt, CEO of the Anti-Defamation League, and Jeffery Goldberg, editor-in-chief of The Atlantic magazine.
Rabbi Steven Wernick, the CEO of USCJ, said that the conference will focus on "laying the foundation for our future and offering ideas that will help congregations navigate the new paradigms of a rapidly changing world."
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