URJ Biennial

URJ Biennial

Four clergy singing from a bimah

We can’t wait to see you and your congregation at the URJ Biennial 2019 in Chicago this December. Make sure you register by October 16 to secure early-bird prices!

Alec Harris
Image of a palm facing up with a light bulb hovering above it

Leadership requires charismatic leaders and others who support successes, enable dialogue around differences, and set aside their own egos to ensure communal success.

Adam Goodman

In my six years as the youth group director at Temple Sinai in in Stamford, CT, we have seen lots of growth.

Erica Quamily
People smiling and clapping onstage at a URJ Biennial

Head to the URJ Biennial Schedule page to check out all the worship options, learning sessions, Biennial Extensions, Biennial Intensives, late night entertainment, networking sessions, and offsite opportunities - and if you've been waiting for a peek at the Biennial schedule before registering, now is your chance! 

Group of people with their arms around one another standing on stage and facing an audience

At each URJ Biennial, we welcome the highest caliber of speakers from within the Jewish community and beyond.

Crowd shot from a prior URJ Biennial plenary

You’ve got questions, and we have answers!

Josh Nelson performing on stage in front of a blue background

Here's who we'll will welcome to the stage as entertainment headliners at the 2019 URJ Biennial. 

8 Principles that drive strong congregations

All congregational leaders are looking for the magic formula to success, the one that will ensure that their members are happy, engaged, and Jewishly fulfilled, and that their budgets are balanced.

Amy Asin
Temple Shaaray Tefila delegation at the URJ Biennial in 2017

Learn how one congregation more than doubled the size of its Biennial delegation.

Barri Waltcher
Rabbi Rick Jacobs dancing in the middle of a large crowd at Biennial

The largest Jewish gathering in North America is coming!