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The General Assembly of the Jewish Federations of North America brings together Jewish communal leaders, philanthropists, professionals, and community partners from across North America to foster unity, collaboration, and strength within the Jewish community. It serves as a platform to address pressing issues, explore best practices, and cultivate innovative solutions.

The General Assembly is open to Jewish communal leaders, philanthropists, professionals, and community partners from across North America, including Federation lay leadership, Federation professional talent, and major Jewish organizations.

Through networking, featured sessions, and plenaries, the General Assembly empowers participants to tackle today’s critical challenges, including securing Israel, our communities, and the future of Jewish life. Its goal is to inspire collective action and ensure the vibrancy and resilience of Jewish communities in North America and around the world.

The General Assembly Chairs are Gary and Malke Torgow.

The General Assembly will be held at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in Washington, DC from Sunday, November 10-12, 2024.

The cost to participate in the General Assembly is $799*. For those who register by  Friday, September 6, 2024, the early-bird rate is $749*. 

*Note: there is a non-refundable administrative fee of $100, which is included in the listed cost.

All cancellations must be made in writing by email to events@jewishfederations.org by Thursday, October 10th to receive a refund of  $699 (General)/$649 (early-bird). Cancellation terms will be applied based on the date that the written cancellation is received.

Please register by Thursday, October 31st, 2024 using the this link.

The Evening of Unity is an event bringing together thousands of individuals from diverse backgrounds including the Jewish community, civic leaders, and government officials to foster solidarity and resilience in the face of recent challenges.

The Evening of Unity, a part of the Jewish Federations’ General Assembly, will be held at the Nationals Park stadium in Washington, DC in the evening of Sunday, November 10, 2024.

The Evening of Unity is open to both GA and non-GA participants.

The cost to participate in the Evening of Unity is included in the cost for GA registrants. For those not attending the GA the registration fee is $180** per person.

**Note: There is a non-refundable administrative fee of $25, which is included in the listed cost.

Please register by Thursday, October 31st, 2024 using this link.

We have reserved a room block at the Marriott Marquis for the nights of Friday, November 8th through Tuesday, November 12th. Participants who need rooms beyond those nights should call the hotel to confirm they are coming as part of the JFNA block and book over the phone. 

  • CLICK HERE to book your hotel room 
  • Marriott Marquis Address: 901 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001
  • Marrot Marquis Phone Number: 202-824-9200

Hotel accommodations are not arranged by JFNA and therefore should be booked on your own. As such, you will need to contact the hotel directly to make any cancellation arrangements.

Transportation will be available between the Marriott Marquis and the Evening of Unity for General Assembly participants. Details on transportation will be provided closer to the event.

The General Assembly officially begins the evening of Sunday, November 10th.

The General Assembly officially ends the afternoon of Tuesday, November 12th.

All meals provided at the General Assembly programs are supervised Kosher. 

If you have any other dietary needs, please be sure to indicate them on the registration form.

Attire for The General Assembly is Business Casual.

Speaker announcements are coming soon.

To be considered to speak or present at the General Assembly/Evening of Unity, please contact Steven Davis at steven.davis@jewishfederations.org

To be considered as an entertainer at The General Assembly/Evening of Unity, please contact Steven Davis.

Yehuda Gershonovitz, Jewish Federations of North America’s Director of Security, is in constant communication with local police, relevant security personnel, and the Secure Community Network to set up safety protocols and to make sure that the conference will be secure and safe from start to finish. Badges are required to access all conference sessions and events. Badges will be provided upon check-in at conference registration. Non-registered persons will not be allowed access to any General Assembly events.

The 2024 General Assembly is organized as an in-person gathering only.

We are committed to doing our best to provide accommodations to attendees with disabilities. If you need to request an accommodation for either the General Assembly or the Evening of Unity, please do so when you register or email generalassembly@jewishfederations.org

Yes! Through a sponsorship of JFNA’s General Assembly, you’ll receive premier access to prominent and influential leaders and partners of the Federation movement, including communal institutions, government agencies, foundations, and global enterprises. For more information on this year’s sponsorship packages, please contact Melody DeSanto Goodman at melody.desanto@jewishfederations.org.