All Ready For Biennial

Well, I’ve finished most of my pre-biennial planning.  I have worked through the schedule and selected the workshop/learning sessions I plan on attending.  I am left with only a few “ties” where I haven’t made my final decision.    Those will be made dynamically as I go along through the week.  You also never know, if something new may appear during the week.

I am including my tentative schedule below, so you can get an idea of what goes on at the biennial.

Seth’s URJ Biennial Schedule

WEDNESDAY DEC 14, 2011

START FINISH PROGRAM TRACK WHERE
02:00PM 03:30PM Technology and Your Synagogue URJ Biennial 7 – National Harbor Conference Rooms
03:45PM 05:15PM The Social Sermon: Connecting Torah Study, Community Building, and Social Media URJ Biennial A – Chesapeake Conference Rooms
05:30PM 06:15PM T’filah: The Sacred Ties of Song URJ Biennial Cherry Blossom Ballroom
07:00PM 08:00PM Exhibit Hall Gala Dessert Reception URJ Biennial A – Maryland Ballroom
08:15PM 10:15PM Welcome to DC Plenary URJ Biennial A – Potomac Ballroom
10:30PM 11:30PM Doug Cotler, Julie Silver, Rabbi Joe Black, Beth Schafer URJ Biennial Cherry Blossom Ballroom
10:30PM 11:30PM Late Night Entertainment (Click here for descriptions) URJ Biennial Event Hall
10:30PM 11:30PM Peri Smilow URJ Biennial Event Hall

THURSDAY DEC 15, 2011

START FINISH PROGRAM TRACK WHERE
10:30PM 12:00AM ARZA Reception URJ Biennial 1 – Potomac Ballroom
10:45PM 12:00AM Small Congregations’ Reception URJ Biennial Event Hall
07:15AM 08:30AM Beit Midrash: It Takes a K’hilah to Raise Jewish Teens URJ Biennial 7 – Chesapeake Conference Rooms
08:45AM 10:15AM Joint Plenary with WRJ URJ Biennial A – Potomac Ballroom
10:30AM 12:00PM Idea Exchange: Congregational Presidents URJ Biennial 12 – Chesapeake Conference Rooms
10:30AM 12:00PM How Do We Connect, Inspire, and Engage Kids: What We’ve Learned from Camp URJ Biennial F – Chesapeake Conference Rooms
02:00PM 03:30PM Campaign for Youth Engagement: Committing to the Jewish Future URJ Biennial A – Potomac Ballroom
04:00PM 05:30PM Using Your Website to Tell Your Congregation’s Story URJ Biennial F – Chesapeake Conference Rooms
04:00PM 05:30PM Shaping Your Synagogue’s Future Through the Voices of Congregants: A Strategic Planning Approach URJ Biennial 1 – Chesapeake Conference Rooms
05:45PM 06:30PM T’filah – Kesher Shir: Connecting Through Song to One Another and to God URJ Biennial Cherry Blossom Ballroom
08:15PM 10:15PM Plenary URJ Biennial A – Potomac Ballroom
10:30PM 11:30PM Late Night Entertainment (Click here for descriptions) URJ Biennial Event Hall
10:30PM 11:30PM Joel Chasnoff URJ Biennial Event Hall
10:30PM 11:30PM Mattan Klein and the Seeds of Sun Playing a Tribute to Naomi Shemer URJ Biennial Event Hall
10:30PM 11:30PM Michelle Citrin and Craig Taubman URJ Biennial Cherry Blossom Ballroom

FRIDAY DEC 16, 2011

START FINISH PROGRAM TRACK WHERE
07:00AM 09:30AM T’filah and Visioning Breakfast URJ Biennial C – Prince George’s Exhibition Hall
08:30AM 09:15AM I Have Seen it With My Eyes: Visual T’filah URJ Biennial Cherry Blossom Ballroom
09:45AM 11:15AM The Big Picture: Enhancing your Congregation’s Communications Across Multiple Platforms (Intermediate) URJ Biennial 4 – National Harbor Conference Rooms
12:45PM 03:00PM Plenary URJ Biennial A – Potomac Ballroom
03:15PM 04:45PM How Congregational Leaders Can Better Know What Congregants Think, and What To Do With That Information URJ Biennial F – Chesapeake Conference Rooms
04:15PM 04:35PM Taking Your Services Onto the Web: Live Streaming (20 minute session) URJ Biennial J – Chesapeake Conference Rooms
06:15PM 07:15PM Shabbat Services (with WRJ) URJ Biennial A – Potomac Ballroom
07:45PM 09:45PM Shabbat Dinner (with WRJ) URJ Biennial A – Prince George’s Exhibition Hall
10:00PM 11:00PM Oneg Shabbat Song Session (with WRJ) URJ Biennial A – Potomac Ballroom

SATURDAY DEC 17, 2011

START FINISH PROGRAM TRACK WHERE
11:15PM 12:00AM Late Night Entertainment (Click here for descriptions) URJ Biennial Event Hall
08:00AM 09:45AM Presidents Council Breakfast URJ Biennial 10 – Chesapeake Conference Rooms
08:00AM 09:45AM Torah Study with Rabbi Uri Regev URJ Biennial Cherry Blossom Ballroom
08:00AM 09:45AM Torah Study Breakfasts (click here for descriptions) URJ Biennial Event Hall
10:00AM 12:30PM Shabbat Services (with WRJ) URJ Biennial A – Potomac Ballroom
01:00PM 03:30PM The Eichmann Trial: Jewish Encounters (Deborah Lipstadt)(CLOSED) URJ Biennial 3 – Baltimore
04:00PM 05:30PM A Six Pack of Singer/Songwriters URJ Biennial Cherry Blossom Ballroom
04:00PM 05:30PM Afternoon Programs URJ Biennial Event Hall
04:00PM 05:30PM Celebrate Chanukah Today URJ Biennial URJ Books and Music Store and Stage
09:00PM 10:30PM Havdalah & Evening Program (with WRJ) URJ Biennial A – Potomac Ballroom
10:45PM 11:45PM Late Night Entertainment (Click here for descriptions) URJ Biennial Event Hall

SUNDAY DEC 18, 2011

START FINISH PROGRAM TRACK WHERE
07:45AM 08:30AM T’filah – Engaging our Teens and our Teens Engaging Us: Worship with NFTY URJ Biennial Cherry Blossom Ballroom
08:45AM 10:30AM Closing Program URJ Biennial A – Potomac Ballroom
10:45AM 12:30PM Special Interest Session: URJ Conference of Presidents URJ Biennial 2 – National Harbor Conference Rooms
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2 Comments

  1. raisinron

     /  December 12, 2011

    Seth, Are you going to do any sleeping? I don’t see much time left for it…. but have a great time, and I’m sure you’ll let me know what the Technology programs are suggesting. Enjoy!

    Reply
    • Seth Erlebacher

       /  December 12, 2011

      I don’t think there will be a whole lot of time for sleeping.

      Reply

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