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URJ Biennial
URJ Biennial 2019
General Information

December 11-15, 2019 at McCormick Center, Chicago, IL
Registration is slated to open in July 2019


Biennial Pricing


(Staying in  the Hotel Block)

(Outside the Hotel Block)

Wed-Fri or Fri-Sun
(Staying in the Hotel Block)

Wed-Fri or Fri-Sun
(Outside the Hotel Block)

Early Bird (Until Oct 16)





Delegation Member
(Refund via Visa card onsite)





(Oct 16- Dec 6)





Military, students, retired members of a synagogue
professional association (ARJE, CCAR, ACC, NATA, etc.)





Flash Sale

Attendees of the events listed below will be given access to 2-week flash sale (dates TBA). Pay only $795 (2017 Biennial price) for the Wednesday - Sunday option.

  • 2017 Biennial
  • 2019 NFTY Convention
  • 2019 Consultation on Conscience
  • 2019 Scheidt Seminar



We will have three headquarter hotels for the 2019 Biennial. The Marriott and the Hyatt are both connected to the convention center via indoor skywalks. The Hilton Chicago is located downtown, and we will provide a complimentary shuttle to McCormick Place daily.

  • Marriott Marquis Chicago: $179 plus tax
  • Hyatt Regency McCormick Place: $179 plus tax
  • Hilton Chicago: $169 plus tax



Our congregation delegation program will be back for 2019! Recruit members from your congregation to unlock extra perks at the Biennial, including rebates, premium seating in plenaries, and more.

Use the chart below to determine your participation threshold and start recruiting now. Questions about the delegations program should be emailed to delegations@urj.org.

Congregation Size
(# of families)




3 Registrants

5 Registrants


5 Registrants

10 Registrants


8 Registrants

12 Registrants


12 Registrants

17 Registrants


25 Registrants

35 Registrants



New for 2019, our Biennial coaching program will be open to all congregations! The Biennial program is complex with hundreds of workshops, receptions, and events happening over the course of a week. For both first-time attendees and veterans of the program, figuring out which sessions to attend can be a challenge. The Biennial coaching program provides each congregation with one Biennial coach – either a URJ Staff person or North American Board member – who consult with you and help your congregation’s participants identify the right sessions to attend. Questions about the congregational coaches should be emailed to biennial@urj.org.