Dec. 6-10, 2017 in Boston, Mass.

The URJ Biennial is where Reform congregational leaders gather to learn, pray, share ideas, hear from inspiring guest speakers, and network. This year it will bring together 5,000 Reform Jews to strengthen congregational life, celebrate with friends, and explore the most pressing issues of the day.
This year's Biennial is in Boston, Mass., and is shaping up to one of the best ever! Where else can you hear from the winner of the prestigious Man Booker Prize for Literature (Eisendrath Award Honoree David Grossman), the James Beard Award winner for best chef in America (Shabbat luncheon speaker Michael Solomonov), enjoy the best in contemporary Jewish music, and learn from the most outstanding teachers in Jewish life?
Registration is now open! Go to to learn more.

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Board Information

September 12, 2017 Board Agenda

The Executive Committee of the Board of Directors will meet next at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017. The Executive Committee sets the agenda for regular Board of Director's meetings. The next regular Board Meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 12, 2017.  Contact the office for meeting locations.

Please direct any suggested topics for board meetings to Executive Committee members: President Steve Garfinkle, Vice Presidents Katie Edelstein and Miriam Schwartz, Treasurer Terri Weiner, Secretary Paul Blum, and Rabbi Joshua Samuels, ex-officio.

Upcoming Events

09.22.2017 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
No Evening Shabbat Service - Shabbat at Home
09.23.2017 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Torah Study
09.23.2017 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Tot Shabbat Service
09.24.2017 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Kesher 1st Day of School
09.24.2017 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Hebrew Kesher

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