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The General Assembly (GA) of The Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) 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 Israel and around the world.

The GA will inspire participants while highlighting the extraordinary work of the Federation Movement and our partner agencies. It’s three not-to-be-missed days of dynamic speakers, thought-provoking sessions, networking, best-practice sharing, celebration and one-on-one interactions that you can’t get anywhere else.

GA 2018 will begin Monday, October 22 at 9:00 AM IST and will end on Wednesday, October 24 at 12:30 PM IST.

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

The core of the GA program will take place at the Tel Aviv Convention Center — the largest and most advanced site of its kind in Israel, and a great home for GA 2018. We’ll be taking over Pavilion 2, which you can access quickly and easily by car or bus.

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.

We suggest taking a look at our 2-page programs, designed to tailor the GA program to your topical interests. You can also refine your program view by topics of interest by clicking “Refine Your View” at the top of the program page

Several registration rates are available.

If you’re coming on a mission, registration is $399.

If you’re a resident or citizen of Israel, registration is $250.

All other general registrations are $499.

Registration for pre- and post-GA institutes, meetings, luncheons, and other functions are available by request. We advise you to check the program before purchasing flights.

GA registration cancellations will be refunded, less a $150 cancellation fee, if the cancellation is processed by September 5, 2018. Some GA registrations do not have a cancellation option; please check your registration carefully.

After September 5, 2018, there are NO refunds for any type of registration.

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.

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

Taxis can be taken from the airport to your hotel. Or download the Gett or Uber apps to call your own transportation. We recommend calling your hotel to see if they have a specific shuttle service from the airport.

We have secured special discounted rates for GA registrants at select hotels. You can book your hotel at the end of the registration process, or you can make your reservation directly with Kenes. 


To book directly with Kenes, or if you have any other questions regarding hotel reservations, please contact netasachar@kenes-tours.com or 1-888-887-1706.


Hotel Rates:

Tal $250-262

Dan Panorama $308-319

Royal Beach $335-357

Intercontinental $466

Please note that hotel rates are subject to change. All rates are per night and are shown in USD.

Shuttle buses will operate throughout the day to take attendees to and from the convention center and the GA hotels. As we draw closer to the GA, specific shuttle times will be added to the GA program.

As always, we welcome students to participate in the GA. Because their voices are essential for a full and diverse array of opinions, this year we will have students from across the globe taking part in the crucial conversations to take place during the GA, and not separating them out. We will also have a student lounge set up in the exhibition hall where students can gather and schmooze.

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

The GA 2018 registration fee includes lunch on Monday and Tuesday. There will also be snacks available throughout the conference.

All meals provided at GA 2018 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 iPhone 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 GA 2018. Stay tuned for download details closer to the conference.

For inquiries about:

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

Sponsorship: Beth.Mann@jewishfederations.org or 212-284-6789

Hotel reservations: netasachar@kenes-tours.com or 1 888 887 1706

Disability-related accommodations: Aaron.Kaufman@jewishfederations.org or 202-736-5865

Press: Rebecca.Dinar@jewishfederations.org or 212-284-6714

General information: GAinfo@jewishfederations.org or 212-284-6990