2017 URJ Biennial

Join ECE-RJ at the URJ Biennial in Boston

2017 URJ Biennial 

Boston, MA

December 6-10, 2017

Join ECE-RJ at the URJ Biennial 2017!

The URJ Biennial is the largest Jewish gathering in North America, bringing together 5,000 Reform leaders, including lay leaders, professionals, clergy, and youth leaders representing 1.5 million North American Reform Jews.  With over 140 sessions, you will have opportunities learn, pray, share ideas, network, and celebrate.  Be a part of the ECE-RJ presence at Biennial!  For more information and to register visit Biennial 2017.

Please contact Fern Katz, VP of Conferences and Biennials

ECE-RJ Biennial Committees

Join us to find out how you can be involved with ECE-RJ at the URJ Biennial. 

Join us for the

URJ Biennial Marketing Committee Meeting
on September 26 at 3:30 p.m. EST


the URJ Biennial Table/Booth Committee Meeting
on October 3 at 1:30 p.m. EST

Help us get the word out about ECE-RJ's presence and involvement with the URJ Biennial on Dec. 6-10, 2017 in Boston, MA.

To access our Zoom call, join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://urj.zoom.us/j/7427432203

Or join by phone:

+1 646 558 8656 (US Toll) or +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll)
Meeting ID: 742 743 2203
Please contact Fern Katz, VP of Conferences and Biennials

And the winner of the URJ Biennial theme contest is...

Lisa Samick and "Building the Jewish Future One Family at a Time"

Everyday we do just that--build the Jewish future.  Come to Biennial and learn more ways to connect to our families to Jewish life. Participate in amazing workshops, feel the joy as we celebrate together, meet and connect with other professionals and lay leaders who care as much as we do about building the Jewish future!


Baby Boomer Engagement

As Baby Boomers enter a new stage of life, the Jewish community faces an unprecedented challenge. Never before has the time between 55 and 75 provided an encore stage of life: an opportunity for new professions, new challenges, and multiple decades of opportunities to explore. As many Boomers’ midlife careers and childrearing responsibilities wind down, they look ahead with hope to an opportunity to engage—or re-engage—in meaningful pursuits. The organized Jewish community can embrace this cohort with a new approach to creativity, collaboration, partnership, and sacred community-building. In fact, as Boomers represent the largest cohort of Jewish adults, our growth and vitality as a movement and as a community depend on it. We need a new conversation about aging.

Join us for a day of learning with experts in the field of Baby Boomer engagement, featuring the work of congregations participating in the URJ Engaging Baby Boomers Community of Practice.