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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.  See highlights from URJ Biennial 2017 and mark your calendars for the exciting URJ Biennials to come. ​For questions, please call (888) 943-2969 or (404) 477-5813.

December 11-15, 2019
Chicago, Illinois
December 8-11, 2021
Washington D.C.
(National Harbor)
November 8-12, 2023
Orlando, Florida


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.


URJ Biennial Learning Sessions

Hundreds of sessions in a variety of tracks — Transforming Texts, Audacious Hospitality, Tikkun Olam, Strengthening Congregations, Youth Engagement, Music Lab, and the College Track — as well as Shabbat Torah study, energize attendees with new ideas to bring home to their congregations.

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 at URJ Biennial

Shabbat luncheons and other special activities provide opportunities to reconnect with old friends and make new ones at this "family reunion" of the largest Jewish movement in North America. 


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!


URJ Biennial Exhibit Hall

Shop 'til you drop, and learn about innovative Jewish organizations and services. The URJ Biennial Exhibit Hall features hundreds of vendors from all over the world. 

Biennial Video Block

Highlights from URJ Biennial 2017