URJ, StreamSpot Announce Partnership

Providing Discounted Streaming Services to URJ Members

CHICAGO, IL- 02/20/2015 – The Union for Reform Judaism announced today a new partnership with StreamSpot to offer discounted live streaming services and streaming equipment to its nearly 900 member congregations in North America. The new partnership will allow URJ members to better reach congregants using live streaming for weekly services, life cycle events, and special programming, with no additional staff or action needed to broadcast.

"As more and more congregations are bringing their worship and programming online, we are thrilled to be working with StreamSpot, a trusted name in online video streaming, to bring a high quality, affordable and easy to use solution to the leaders of our sacred communities," said Larry Glickman, FTA, Director of Network Engagement and Collaboration for URJ.

StreamSpot, the industry's only 100% automated streaming provider, allows for simple setup and a seamless streaming experience for customers and their online viewers. Current URJ members using StreamSpot emphasize the value in not needing an onsite staff member to start and stop broadcasts and the vast and affordable outreach they provide to those in their congregation and beyond.

"The ability to work with the Union for Reform Judaism to provide affordable streaming solutions to their congregations is an incredible honor for StreamSpot. URJ members are entitled to substantial discounts, which will allow them to reach members using live streaming to those who cannot physically attend their services, especially due to difficulty or distance," said Brian Duerring, Founder and CEO of StreamSpot.

About StreamSpot

StreamSpot is an all-inclusive streaming solution designed for churches, synagogues, and live events. Founded in 2010, StreamSpot provides quality streaming solutions to organizations in several countries including the US, Canada and Australia. StreamSpot customers can easily deliver live, HD quality video to any Internet-connected device. Additionally, StreamSpot provides automated archiving for instant, on-demand viewing within minutes of each broadcast. StreamSpot customers enjoy over 30 features, included in their account, with new features added regularly.

About the Union for Reform Judaism

The Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) is a dynamic network of Reform Jewish congregations, lay leaders, clergy and professionals, which represent the largest and fastest growing constituency of Jews in North America. Our progressive, inclusive approach unites thousands of years of Jewish tradition and values with modern Jewish experience to strengthen Judaism today and for future generations. Through programs, consultations, resources, and networking opportunities provided by the URJ, we help strengthen our nearly 900 member congregations, welcome spiritual seekers through audacious hospitality, engage Jewish youth, deepen Jewish learning, energize worship, pursue tikkun olam (social justice), connect with Israel, and develop inspired leadership.