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Unity Initiatives

Unity Mission to NYC: An intensive two-day program for select Jewish leadership designed to spark personal interaction and increased understanding among Reform, Conservative, Orthodox and Reconstructionist participants.

Unity Mission Council (UMC) A group of past Unity Mission Participants, the council is comprised of two alumni from each Unity Mission year. UMC helps to guide the Synagogue Council's unity initiatives, to plan Mission reunions, and to assist SCM in its fundraising efforts.

Unity Shabbaton: An interdenominational Shabbat weekend for lay leaders which includes religious services (mechitza and egalitarian minyanim), interactive study with a faculty of three rabbinic scholars, Shabbat ruach, singing and camaraderie.

Connie Spear Birnbaum Memorial Lecture: An annual event sponsored by the Synagogue Council, for alumni of the acclaimed Unity Mission to New York City and members of the the broader Jewish community, as a way of addressing issues related to K'lal Yisrael with a speaker of national or international prominence.