Check It Out: The 2019 URJ Biennial Schedule is Now Available!

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Check It Out: The 2019 URJ Biennial Schedule is Now Available!

People smiling and clapping onstage at a URJ Biennial

It's tiiiiime: The full 2019 URJ Biennial schedule is now live!

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! 

While we have your attention, a few more reminders:

  • Build your delegation: Who else do you know who would love Biennial? Encourage them to register now in order to qualify for those Delegations perks! (Don't forget your congregation's teens and college students!) Recruit members from your congregation to unlock extra perks at the Biennial, including rebates and premium seating in plenaries.
  • Encourage others to join: Not sure how to go about increasing congregational registration? Use our Biennial recruitment tools to assist with your efforts. Our toolkit include printable fliers and messages to post and hand out during the High Holidays, and you can also read tips from a congregation that ​ Read how one congregation successfully recruited and ultimately increased its delegation size, more than doubling its number of attendees. 
  • Learn more about the Intensives: Our eight blocks of Biennial learning sessions will provide high-quality learning on a variety of topics related to congregational life, social justice, and Jewish learning - and to help your congregation dive deeper into specific, pressing issues, four ‘Intensive’ tracks will help you organize your experience. No registration is required, and you're welcome to attend sessions in both the Intensives and non-Intensive sessions.
  • Get your own Biennial coach: Sign into the congregational portal to request up a complimentary Biennial coach who will help your congregation navigate Biennial and find the right sessions to meet your goals.

One last piece of news we think you'll love: Hilton Chicago rates just have just been slashed to $119+tax/night, so reserve a room today.

When your congregation increases its presence at the URJ Biennial, you'll head home with the greatest benefits to strengthen your community. Register for the 2019 URJ Biennial by October 16 for early-bird registration prices. 

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Kate Bigam Kaput is the assistant director of messaging and branding for the Union for Reform Judaism and, in this role, serves as a content manager and editor for A prolific essayist and lifestyle blogger, Kate's writing has been featured in The Washington PostEsquire, Woman's Day, Cleveland Magazine,, Jewish Women Archive, and more. Kate, who grew up at Temple Beth Shalom in Hudson, OH, holds a degree in magazine journalism and lives in Cleveland, OH, with her husband.

Kate Bigam Kaput

Published: 9/18/2019

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