Rabbi David Saperstein, Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, will deliver the invocation at the Democratic National Convention in Denver before Senator Barack Obama’s acceptance speech.
The invocation will be in front of an expected crowd of 70,000 at Invesco Field and millions of television viewers.
According to the Forward:
The decision to choose Saperstein for the key invocation at the convention was made by party officials both at the Obama campaign headquarters in Chicago and by convention organizers on the ground in Denver."
Saperstein is the right person to talk about the intersection of faith and politics,” said a Democratic official, who added that the choice will also serve as recognition of the centrality of the Jewish community in the campaign.