The time has come! Registration is now open for URJ Biennial 2017, taking place December 6-10, 2017, in beautiful, historic Boston, MA!
This year's Biennial is already shaping up to one of the best ever! Where else can you hear from the winner of the prestigious Man Booker Prize for Literature (Eisendrath Award Honoree David Grossman), the James Beard Award winner for best chef in America (Shabbat luncheon speaker Michael Solomonov), enjoy the best in contemporary Jewish music, and learn from the most outstanding teachers in Jewish life?
What to expect in 2017:
- ~ Daily themes – Diversity, Innovation, Action, Faith, and Community – will shape each day's worship, learning, programming, and more.
- ~ More than 140 all-new learning sessions (descriptions and presenters now online) in five intensive tracks: Strengthening Congregations, Tikkun Olam, Audacious Hospitality, Youth Engagement, and Transforming Texts (in partnership with HUC-JIR).
- ~ The Delegation Program provides group rates and more for your congregation to reap the greatest Biennial benefits.
- ~ Teen programming through NFTY and two opportunities for college students: a specially designed track and the URJ Biennial Ambassador Program.
- ~ Already announced speakers include: URJ President Rabbi Rick Jacobs; Reverend William Barber, a leader of the “Moral Monday” movement; award-winning author Anita Diamant; New York Times columnist Bruce Feiler; and renowned Jewish historian Jonathan Sarna. More programming is being added every day!
- ~ Join the Biennial 2017 group in The Tent and visit www.urj.org/biennial.
- ~ Recruit a delegation: ready-to-share graphics and sample language available now in The Tent.
- ~ Subscribe to Biennial 2017 Updates emails.
- ~ Follow the URJ on Twitter and Facebook for ongoing announcements, giveaways, and more as the big event draws closer.
There's nothing else like #URJBiennial. Secure your spot today, and we'll see you in Boston!