Shaarey Zedek Member Joins International Board

Congregation Shaarey Zedek’s president, Elliot Spoon, was elected to the board of the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) at its recent biennial convention.  The URJ is the body of Reform synagogues in the United States, Canada, the Bahamas, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.  The Reform Movement is the largest Jewish movement in North America.  The URJ is comprised of over 900 congregations, representing 1.5 million people.

“I look forward to participating on the URJ Board,” Mr. Spoon notes.  “The URJ is important not only to its member congregations like Shaarey Zedek, but also to American Jewish life generally.”

“I am proud that Elliot has joined the board of the URJ,” said Congregation Shaarey Zedek’s rabbi, Amy Bigman.  “I was proud to vote for him at the recent biennial convention in San Diego. Elliot will bring a great deal of knowledge and talent to the board. At the same time, I hope that Elliot’s participation in the URJ will positively influence our congregation here in East Lansing.”

Mr. Spoon is the Assistant Dean for Career Development and Professor of Law in Residence at the Michigan State University College of Law.