URJ Biennial is Coming to Chicago!

Chicagoland residents can enjoy the whole Biennial experience, or take advantage of a special, one-day program.


Back in Chicago for the first time in over 30 years,
the URJ Biennial is headed to your area! It’s never
been easier to be a part of the biggest and most
exciting Jewish gathering in North America—
now so close to home.

As a Chicagoland resident, you can take full advantage of the entire amazing program without the added travel expenses. Or, join us for Chicago Shabbat, a full day of Biennial Shabbat programming. Register now for Chicago Shabbat.


Saturday’s event highlights include:

  • Awe-inspiring Torah study led by teachers and scholars from Reform congregations in Israel

  • Shabbat morning services… with 5,000 of your closest Jewish friends from around the world

  • Engaging, compelling afternoon programs featuring world-renowned authors, artists, musicians, and more – with lots of programming opportunities from which to choose

  • A powerful closing plenary with historian Deborah Lipstadt’s address about anti-Semitism; outstanding music performances, including our famous Biennial song session; and a hilarious improv performance by renowned comedy troupe The Second City, tailored exclusively for the Biennial’s live audience

Recruit others from your congregation to join using this printable flyer.