Biennial 2017

Biennial 2017

Group of happy people with arms up celebrating at the last URJ Biennial

If your resolution for 5778 is to find more worship and singing with Reform Jewish friends, more exceptional Jewish learning, & more Shabbat spirituality... you've come to the right place! 

    Closeup of a bride holding a glass of champagne with groom in the background behind her

    If you want to dig deeper on this topic, as I do, join congregational leaders across North America for a live interview with Anita Diamant on The Jewish Wedding Now and the changing landscape of Judaism.

    Moriah Benjoseph
    Aerial view of people seated in rows as at a conference or other large event

    Whether you’re a seasoned congregational leader or an emerging one, we encourage you to attend this day of learning with your congregational leadership team.

    Daphne Macy & Alexandra Gilbert

    vid Grossman, the Israeli author and activist, whose books, essays and public advocacy have inspired a generation, will receive Reform Judaism’s highest honor, the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) 2017 Maurice N. Eisendrath Bearer of Light Award. The award will be presented at the 74th URJ Biennial in Boston in December 2017.

    Group of people smiling together at the 2015 URJ Biennial wearing conference badges

    Did you know you can earn benefits when you register early for the URJ Biennial 2017?

    Group of people smiling and dancing at the 2015 URJ Biennial

     You’re invited to join us for the largest Jewish gathering in North America, where 5,000 Jews from around the world will come together to engage in the work of reimagining Jewish life.

    Luise Mann Burger
    Children sitting in a circle around a rabbi who is lighting a Havdalah candle

    Ready, set, snap! Want to see yourself on the big screen during URJ Biennial 2017? Here’s your chance to share your congregation’s best moments with 5,000 Reform Movement friends.

    Kate Bigam
    Big room crowded with people dancing

    One year from today: December 6, 2017, the Union for Reform Judaism’s 74th Biennial General Assembly will convene at the Hynes Convention Center – in the heart of historic Boston’s vibrant Back Bay neighborhood – and run until December 10.

    Luise Burger and Mark J. Pelavin

    As I return from the URJ Biennial, I prepare myself how to answer the most difficult question I am bound to be asked: "How was it?"

    How was it?

    Jeremy Gimbel