Kikar Biennial is the Biennial Town Square-a central meeting place and a main hub of activity for the Biennial. Drop in any time to grab a quick bite or a cup of coffee, meet up with friends, consult with colleagues, recharge your phone, or simply relax for a few minutes between sessions in a comfortable space.
URJ Books and Music Store
New titles being released at Biennial include Tina Wasserman’s Entrée to Judaism for Families, Rifat Sonsino’s And God Spoke These Words: The Ten Commandments and Contemporary Ethics, Sing Unto God: The Debbie Friedman Anthology, and many more. Join us for a “Meet the Authors” event on Thursday at 5:00 pm to chat with featured speakers and authors and have your books signed.
URJ Books and Music Stage
Scheduled performers include Todd Herzog, Noah Aronson, Mikey Pauker, Peri Smilow, Sam Glaser, Rabbi Joe Black, Shira Kline , and more. You won’t want to miss the grand opening concert Wednesday at 12:00 pm and a special song session and havdalah featuring the music of Debbie Friedman on Saturday at 4:00 pm.
Hands-on Learning Sessions
Cook with Tina Wasserman. Study Torah, camp-style. Create with artist-in-residence Isaac Brynjegard-Bialik. Experience Israeli culture and politics. Learn Hebrew. With dozens of sessions to choose from, there is something for everyone on our two learning session stages.
Get to Know the URJ
Whether it’s in one-on-one consultations with URJ staff, peer-facilitated conversations about best principles for making your congregation a more vibrant community, or time spent with affiliate and partner organizations on Resource Road, you’ll have endless opportunities to learn about working with the URJ.
Relax and Recharge
Kikar Biennial-The Biennial Town Square is a great place to spend some downtime or catch up with old friends. There will be plenty of comfy places to sit, free wi-fi, and charging stations for your electronics and yourself (coffee and snacks). And you won’t miss a thing while you’re there – plenary sessions will be live streamed in Cafe Kikar.
Kikar Biennial Hours
Wednesday 11:00 a.m to 11:00 p.m.
Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Saturday 4:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Sunday 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
For a complete schedule of events and a map of Kikar Biennial-The Biennial Town Square, visit the Biennial website or mobile app.