Top 18 Phrases Overheard at the URJ Biennial

The URJ Biennial is where Jews gather to learn, pray, share ideas, dance and sing, hear from inspiring guest speakers, reunite with old friends, make new connections, and reimagine Jewish life. Whether this is your first Biennial or you’ve been coming for years, you’re sure to hear – and say! – variations of a few common phrases. What would you add to our list?

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  1. My heart may be in the east, but San Diego sure is nice.18
  1. Do you want to sit together at Shabbat dinner? It shouldn’t be too hard to find one another. There are only, what, 5,000 people here?
  1. I hear President Obama was at the last Biennial. Do you think he’ll show up at this one?
  1. You look so familiar. Where do I know you from? NFTY? Camp? JDate?
  1. Is there a Starbucks in this convention center? I’ve been awake for hours!
  1. The weather is so beautiful. Can’t we hold this learning session outside?
  1. Good thing I brought comfortable shoes. I don’t think I could’ve schlepped around this convention center in heels!
  1. Women of Reform Judaism is celebrating its centennial? Funny, they don’t look a day over 30!10
  1. Wow, I haven’t seen you since we were at Kutz together when we were teenagers. Biennial is like summer camp for adults!
  1. The weather at Biennial is always a balmy 70 degrees and fluorescent!New 7
  1. Is there wifi in this convention center?
  1. What this event could use is a few more Jews with guitars.
  1. I’d love to get coffee with you, but my favorite Jewish musician is playing on the URJ Books & Music stage in five minutes, & I want to get a front-row seat.
    6 by Ros Schwartz
  1. Just how tall is Rabbi Jacobs, anyway?
    5 alternate
  1. These NFTY teens have so much energy. It keeps me feeling young!NFTY
  1. Hey, do you have any cute, single friends here? I’d love to meet my beshert at Biennial!3
  1. So. Many. Jews.
    2 alternate
  1. I can’t wait for the 2015 Biennial in Orlando!

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