Frequently Asked Questions: Resolutions
How do resolutions get proposed at Biennial?
Resolution and voting delegate information is sent to synagogue presidents, rabbis and other congregational leadership as part of the Call to Biennial, which happens 6 months prior to the start of the program. To receive a copy of this, contact Don Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org or (212) 650-4220. Congregants who are interested in submitting resolutions or have questions about pending resolutions should contact Sarah Greenberg at email@example.com or (202) 387-2800.
Who is eligible to vote on resolutions at the URJ Biennial?
Voting delegates will be assigned by congregational presidents in November preceding Biennial. A list of registrants from every URJ congregation will be sent to the president of the congregation to designate voting delegates and alternates. Only appointed delegates, in possession of voting cards, will be eligible to vote in plenary sessions.
How will I know how many votes to which my congregation is entitled?
Voting delegates are determined according to Article XIII of the URJ bylaws: “Each constituent congregation that has paid the prescribed minimum dues or whose dues deficiency, if any, has been waived by the Board of Trustees or the Oversight Committee shall be entitled to representation in the General Assembly. Each such congregation shall be entitled to two delegates and one additional delegate for every one hundred members, or major fraction thereof, over and above the first one hundred.”