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2011 URJ Biennial Highlights

December 14-18 - The 6,000 attendees at the URJ's 71st Biennial conference near Washington, DC - the largest ever - heard from national and international leaders and saw a historic changeover of leadership. The URJ recommitted itself to cultivating the next generation through the Campaign for Youth Engagement and announced a new emphasis on reaching North American Jews both inside and outside the walls of its congregations.

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Speeches & Blog Posts

Rabbi Jonah Pesner: Launching the Campaign for Youth Engagement at Biennial
December 18 - Boker Tov! Zeh hayom asa Adonai, nagila ve-nismcha bo! This is a day that GOD has given us; Let us rejoice and be glad in it!

Rabbi Rick Jacobs: At the End of Two Years
December 18 - This Biennial is almost over but we’re just getting started.

Stephen Sacks: Chairman's Address to the Biennial
December 18 - Thank you Eric and thank you all for the great honor you have bestowed on me.

Rabbi Eric Yoffie: Shabbat Sermon
December 17 - We gather again on this Shabbat as a Reform family – experiencing together these precious hours of sacred time, praying as only we know how.

Rabbi Daniel Freelander: Since Last Biennial
December 14 - We have had two interesting years of growth, of challenges and excitement with an eye to the future.

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