Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu continued his hard line against Iran’s nuclear program in an address to the Jewish Federations of North America General Assembly, repeatedly telling the gathering of American Jewish leaders in Jerusalem that the compromise being formulated is a “bad deal.”
When Michael Siegal, chairman of the board of The Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA), addresses the umbrella organization’s upcoming General Assembly (GA) in Jerusalem on Nov. 10, he may very well be thinking about a constituency not likely to be present at the Jerusalem International Convention Center: America’s Jewish 5-year-olds.
A dozen officials from The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles flew to Baltimore this week to attend the annual conference of the national body representing 155 federations, where they discussed many of the urgent challenges confronting American and Canadian Jewry.
If you’ve ever been to one of those giant auto shows where hundreds of gleaming new car models are lavishly displayed in a convention hall the size of Montana, you’ve got an idea of what it felt like last Sunday morning when I entered the Jewish Federations of North America’s General Assembly (commonly known as the “GA”), which is being held this year at the Baltimore Convention Center.
A year since its creation, the grandly named Global Planning Table (GPT) remains the great white hope of the Jewish Federations of North America, which held its annual General Assembly in Baltimore this week.
Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, the Democratic Party leader, urged Jewish leaders to push back against what she said were distortions of President Obama's Israel record.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu canceled plans to address the Jewish federations' annual General Assembly.
President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are set to meet on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly meeting.
Iran must face a "credible military threat" because sanctions have not deterred its nuclear weapons program, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said.
The Jewish federation system is set to kick off its annual General Assembly in New Orleans with an eye toward figuring out how to reach those not typically associated with Jewish federations.
Thank you for this opportunity; it is such a pleasure to be here with you all.
Thank you Bobby for your kind words. I have followed your career throughout
the years, including during this last period at UJC. I
Erika Levy and Alie Kussin-Shoptaw, seniors at New Community Jewish High School in West Hills, easily spotted in their bright orange volunteer vests, stood by the escalators at the Los Angeles Convention Center, greeting arriving United Jewish Communities General Assembly (GA) attendees and directing them to meeting rooms, halls and hospitality suites.
Perhaps it was the civilian, Karnit Goldwasser, who said it most clearly: "There are so many powerful and important people gathered together here. Together, we must raise up our voices."
Whenever I find myself among large groups of Jews, I have to ask myself this question: How much of the Kool-Aid should I drink?
This will be the 17th year that a select group of Jewish collegians, as members of the Do the Write Thing team, will have its own prestigious place in the General Assembly.
Main discussions focused on changing conditions in the Israeli immigration picture and Israel's economy, as well as issues facing overseas Jewish communities.
Three thousand Jews from around the world will gather in Los Angeles this week for the 75th General Assembly of the United Jewish Communities.
Ladies, Gentlemen, and Jews:
Welcome to beautiful Los Angeles! I write to you from the set of my new Ismar Schorsch biopic starring Danny Glover as Mordecai Kaplan and Jim Caviezel as Ismar Schorsch himself!
The 75th annual General Assembly (GA) of United Jewish Communities, which begins Sunday and continues through Wednesday, will feature prime ministers, award-winning journalists and celebrated academics, among the nearly 4,000 Jewish leaders expected to attend.
Noteworthy sessions and events at the General Assembly
College students are not only attending the General Assembly, they are covering it as well.