New This Year
Wednesday through mid-day Friday programming will be tailored to congregational leadership (lay, professional, clergy, and up-and-coming leaders), featuring learning sessions, networking opportunities, and plenaries, bookended by worship and evening entertainment. Four intensive "tracks" will focus on strengthening congregations, audacious hospitality, tikkun olam, and torah l'shma (Jewish learning).
Friday evening through Sunday will be the best Shabbaton in the world - complete with spirited worship, Shabbat meals, learning, and a variety of unique activities from which to choose.
Delegation Incentive Program - Register a delegation from your congregation to receive registration discounts and much more.
Camp at Biennial - Bring the kids with you to Orlando and experience the magic of URJ summer camp at Biennial.
As a motivation expert, Chester has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Fast Company and the New York Times, and has appeared on NBC’s Today Show, CNN, ABC, MSNBC, National Public Radio and CBS’s 60 Minutes.
She covered the world of Barack and Michelle Obama starting in 2007, also writing about Hillary Clinton, John McCain, Sarah Palin, Elizabeth Warren, Mitt Romney, Sonia Sotomayor and many others along the way. Jodi is a recipient of a Columbia Young Alumni Achievement Award, was named to Crain’s “40 Under 40” list of New Yorkers, and appears regularly on television.
He grew up on a farm in Oregon, graduated from Harvard, studied law at Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar, and then studied Arabic in Cairo. He was a longtime foreign correspondent for The New York Times and speaks Chinese, Japanese and other languages.
Born in Rehovot, Israel, Shavit served as a paratrooper in the IDF and studied philosophy at the Hebrew University in Jersualem. In the 1980s he wrote for the progressive weekly Koteret Rashit, in the early 1990s he was chairperson of the Association for Civil Rights in Israel, and in 1995 he joined Haaretz, where he serves on the editorial board. Shavit is also a leading commentator on Israeli public television.
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