FAQ

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The General Assembly is the premier annual gathering of thousands of top Jewish communal changemakers. It convenes volunteer and professional leaders from Federations across North America, along with those in the business of Jewish philanthropy from around the world.

The GA will inspire participants while highlighting the extraordinary work of the Federation system and our partner agencies. It’s three not-to-be-missed days of dynamic speakers, thought-provoking sessions, networking, best-practice sharing and celebration!

GA 17 will be held Sunday, November 12 beginning at 1:15 PM through Tuesday, November 14 ending at 12:30 PM. The GA will take place at the JW Marriott in Downtown Los Angeles

Please be aware that there are additional programs immediately before and following the GA. We advise you to check the program for any meetings or institutes you'd like to attend before purchasing flights.

Our website will always have the most up-to-date program information. We are frequently updating events. For any specific questions, please contact gainfo@jewishfederations.org.

Personalized schedules will come soon to help you better experience the GA through your unique professional lens. Check the website frequently for updates.

Several registration rates are available:

General Registration: $499

Federation/Jewish Communal Professional: $399

Daily Rate: $189

Daily rates are available for Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday. Only one day pass may be purchased per person. Day rates are neither refundable nor transferable to a different date.

Registration for pre- and post-GA Institutes, meetings, luncheons, and other functions are available by request. Please check times before booking your flights!

Cancellations of GA registrations (other than those without cancellation options) will be refunded less a $150 cancellation fee if the cancellation is processed by September 16, 2017. 

After September 16, there are NO refunds. Hotel cancellations are subject to hotel cancellation policies noted in the hotel section. All registration questions and requests should be directed to GA@wyndhamjade.com. Please include your confirmation number in your email.

You must be registered for the GA to book a hotel room. Upon registering, you’ll receive booking information. There is a group rate at both the JW Marriott and the Ritz Carlton, both of which are under the same roof. The group rate at the JW Marriott is $279 per night (+tax) and the $379 per night (+tax) at the Ritz Carlton.

The cutoff date to receive our group rate is October 18.

For additional questions on booking a room, please contact us at ga@scottcircle.com or 202-759-5794.

Hotel reservations can be cancelled for no charge until 24 hours prior to your arrival date. The hotel will assess a fee of 1 night of your room charge (for the first night of your reservation) if you must cancel after this deadline.

If you need to cancel your hotel reservation, please open the hotel booking website provided to you after you completed GA registration. Click on ‘Existing Reservations’ in the upper right hand corner of the link. You will be prompted to input your reservation information and offered the option to cancel. 

You may also cancel by contacting the JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE directly by calling 213-765-8600 or the Ritz Carlton Los Angeles at 213-743-8800.

Please contact your local Federation to see if there will be a delegation from your area. Find your local Federation.

We’re so excited to meet you! A tailored program is in the works just for you. Check the website frequently for updates on the special student experience. Please email gainfo@jewishfederations.org or call 212-284-6990 for more details.

Aaron Kaufman, senior legislative associate with JFNA’s Washington office, can help arrange anything you need. Contact him at aaron.kaufman@jewishfederations.org or 202-736-5865.

The GA registration fee includes breakfast on Monday and Tuesday and lunch on Monday.

All meals provided at the GA will be under strict glatt kosher supervision.

Religious services — both traditional and egalitarian — will be held every day. Exact times and locations will be included in the GA’s online program.

For security reasons, GA badges must be worn at all GA events. Badges will be provided upon check-in at GA registration. Metal detectors and other security measures may also be in place for some sessions. Non-registered persons will not be allowed access to any GA events. The Jewish Federations of North America reserves the right to withdraw the credentials of any delegate to the GA. Unauthorized print materials may not be distributed, and no solicitation is permitted.

The GA smartphone app for iPhones and Android helps you connect with your fellow participants, explore the program, bookmark your favorite sessions and learn about the amazing speakers you’ll hear at the GA. Stay tuned for download details closer to the conference dates.

For inquiries about:

Registration: ga@wyndhamjade.com or 866-208-2144

Housing: ga@scottcircle.com or 202-759-5794

Disability-Related Accommodations: aaron.kaufman@jewishfederations.org or 202-736-5865

All other inquiries: gainfo@jewishfederations.org or 212-284-6990