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URJ Biennial
Bringing Congregations Together

Join thousands of Jews from across North America and around the world to learn, pray, share ideas, dance and sing, hear from inspiring speakers and the leaders of our Movement; reunite with old friends, create new connections, and make decisions about the policies of the Reform Movement. 

Join us at the next URJ Biennial, December 11-15, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois!

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URJ Biennial 2017 Highlights

Worship

Worship at URJ Biennial

With a variety of worship services to choose from every morning and afternoon, followed by the unparalleled experience of praying at Shabbat services with 5,000 Reform Jews, worship is one of the highlights of the URJ Biennial.

Exhibitors

URJ Biennial Exhibit Hall

The URJ Biennial Exhibit Hall features organizations and vendors from all over the world who reach thousands of congregational leaders in attendance.

Learning

URJ Biennial Learning Sessions

Learn from civic, cultural, and Jewish communal leaders in more than 150 sessions spread across five days. Sessions are designed to energize attendees with new ideas to bring home to their congregations and communities.

Inspirational Speakers

URJ Biennial Keynote Speakers

Hear from some of today's most influential and fascinating people. Past presenters include Senator Elizabeth Warren, President Barack Obama, Michael Douglas, Madeline Albright, Danny Meyer, Letty Cottin Pogrebin, and countless others.

Networking

Networking at URJ Biennial

Our dedicated networking sessions will help you naturally connect with leaders like you from across the Jewish world. You’ll make new friends and reconnect with old ones at this “family reunion” of the largest Jewish movement in North America. 

Entertainment

Entertainment at URJ Biennial

Sing and dance with the best in Jewish music entertainment throughout the week, including daytime performances, nightly concerts, and the most energetic song session ever!

Biennial - Future Dates

Save the Date for These Future URJ Biennials

December 8-11, 2021
Washington D.C. (National Harbor)
November 8-12, 2023
Orlando, Florida