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Yom Shabbat, 28 Kislev 5778

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At the largest Jewish gathering in North America, 5,000 attendees will come together to worship, learn, sing, build community, and shape the future of the Reform Movement. Get recharged with learning sessions, networking opportunities, plenaries, worship, and entertainment — all tailored to inspire and empower lay leaders, clergy, and synagogue professionals.

More than 140 sessions designed to provide congregational leaders with tools to enhance their effectiveness, and to highlight innovations in Jewish spiritual life. Presenters include experts in academia, the private sector, Reform Movement institutions, and congregations, offering sessions across five intensive tracks: Strengthening Congregations, Tikkun Olam, Audacious Hospitality, Youth Engagement, and Transforming Texts (in partnership with HUC-JIR).


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Are there opportunities for college students at the URJ Biennial?

Yes. There are two opportunities for college students to be engaged in the Biennial Program.

The College Track allows enrolled college students to participate in the Biennial program at a discounted rate. Attendees in the college track will have the opportunity to meet with Reform Movement leadership, participate in networking sessions with other college-aged participants, and join Biennial plenary, Shabbat services, and more!

The URJ Biennial Ambassador Program is a program that brings together a cohort of college-aged volunteers at Biennial to support the operations of the program, meet leaders of the Reform community, and enjoy all that Biennial has to offer. Biennial Ambassadors will receive in-depth training related to the URJ, its Biennial, affiliates, and the global Reform Movement, and are primarily onsite to provide high-level customer service and ensure the success of the largest religious conference in American Jewish life. Apply now to become a Biennial Ambassador.