Join us in Memphis for the MRJ Biennial June 27-30, 2019!

Men of Reform Judaism is that place where intellect, vision, matter, and spirit meet. It is this place because our members recognize their obligation to our Jewish heritage and values.
Many of our affiliates believe these meetings are places to learn: programming, best practices, fundraising; as a time to grow: The Civil Rights Museum, service projects; and as a place to bond, rekindle old friendships and make new ones – so much so the cost to attend is paid, in part or in whole by the Brotherhood. Send a delegate!


Venue & Logistics:

Sheraton Memphis Downtown Hotel $149/night
250 North Main Street Memphis, Tennessee 38103
Registration - $239
Registration Includes all group meals, meetings, transportation to meetings and events;  and a Civil rights museum tour Separate Pricing to be provided for Day Visitors and Spouses
This is a program dedicated to sharing Brotherhood best practices.  We hope you will learn new ideas to bring back to your clubs.  In addition to awards, we encourage attendees to bring something to for us to distribute, e-mail, softcopy with your best practices and to show your most successful programs.  We would encourage even Temple, Sisterhood, Youth events to discuss, if other Brotherhoods can utilize them.
If reasonable – Vans might be available to take people to airport immediately after the meeting Share your flight information.  Or we can let you know who else is on your schedule 


Thursday – June 27​th​, 2019 

Dinner on your own   
6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Hospitality (Cash Bar) Hotel Meeting Room  

Friday – June 28​th​, 2019 

8:00 a.m. –   9:00 a.m. Breakfast Hotel Meeting Room   
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Civil Rights Museum Tour – Vans to/From Meet in Hotel Lobby
11:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Break 
11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Session 1–Best Practices in Managing Your Club Hotel Meeting Room
12:00 p.m. –   1:30 p.m. Lunch / MRJ Executive Council Officer Elections   
1:30 p.m. –   2:15 p.m. Session 2–Fund Raising/Programming Best Practices   
2:15 p.m. –   2:30 p.m. Break   
2:30 p.m. –   3:15 p.m. Session 3–Best Practices in Attracting 30 & 40 YO Members   
3:15 p.m. –   4:00 p.m. Break   
4:00 p.m. Vans Leaves for Temple Israel Meet in Hotel Lobby   
4:30 p.m. –   5:30 p.m. Temple Tour / Cocktail Hour Temple Israel   
5:30 p.m. –   6:00 p.m. Pre-neg   
6:00 p.m. –   7:15 p.m. Services   
7:30 p.m. –   9:30 p.m. Dinner   9:30 p.m. Van leaves for hotel Meet in Temple Lobby
10:00 p.m. Meet You Brothers for a Nightcap Hotel Bar   

Saturday – June 29​th​, 2019   

8:00 a.m. –   9:00 a.m. Breakfast Hotel Meeting Room   
9:15 a.m. Vans Leaves for Crosstown Concourse Meet in Hotel Lobby   
9:30 a.m. –  10:30 a.m. Torah Study Crosstown Concourse
10:30 a.m. –  10:45 a.m. Break
10:45 a.m. –  11:45 a.m. Service 1
2:00 a.m. –    1:00 p.m. Lunch / Awards Ceremony   
1:00 p.m. –    1:45 p.m. Session 4–Social Action Best Practices   
2:00 p.m. Vans to Hotel or Social Action Activity   
2:30 p.m. –    4:00 p.m. Social Action Activity(s) – Optional TBD (various) 
4:00 p.m. Vans to Hotel   
4:00 p.m. –    8:30 p.m. Free Time / Dinner on own   
8:30 p.m.  –   9:30 p.m. Havdalah / Hotel Meeting Room Share Your Social Action Experience 
 9:30 p.m. Meet You Brothers for a Nightcap Hotel Bar  or time on your own 

Sunday – June 30​th​, 2019   

8:00 a.m. –   9:00 a.m. Breakfast Hotel Meeting Room   
9:00 a.m. –   9:15 a.m. Break   
9:15 a.m. –   9:45 a.m. Business Meeting Budget Approval
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Good & Welfare
12:00 p.m. Farewell 

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The Mississippi Delta
was shining like a National guitar
I am following the river
Down the highway
Through the cradle of the civil war

I'm going to Graceland, Graceland
Memphis, Tennessee
I'm going to Graceland
Poor boys and pilgrims with families
And we are going to Graceland

(Elvis sightings optional)