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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.

The GA Room block is officially closed. To book a hotel in Downtown Los Angeles, please visit www.discoverlosangeles.com

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 the strict glatt kosher supervision of Da'at Torah.

Kosher food is available for sale at Illy Espressamente in the lobby of the JW Marriott. The hours of service are: 

Saturday – 5 pm – 10 pm
Sunday – 6 am – 7 pm
Monday – 6 am – 7 pm
Tuesday – 6 am – 2 pm

Here is also a list of nearby kosher restaurants: 

Cohen Restaurant - Downtown

(1.2 miles)

316 E Pico Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90015

Tel: 213.742.8888

Mon-Thur 10am – 5:00pm; Fri-Sun Closed

R on Olympic; R on Santee St; L on E Pico Blvd; on R side  

*This restaurant accepts pickup and delivery*


Shawn (Afshan) – Downtown

(0.8 miles)

112 W 9th St Los Angeles, CA 90015

Tel: 213.622.1010

R on Olympic; L on Hope St; R on West 9th St; on R side

Mon-Fri 10am-4pm Closed Saturday& Sunday


Got Kosher?

(8.4 miles)

8914 W Pico Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90035 Tel: 310.858.1920

Mon-Thu, Sun 11 am - 9 pm, Fri 8 am - 4 pm


Milk N' Honey (Italian Cuisine)

 (7.8 miles)

8837 West Pico Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90035

Tel: 310.858.8850 (Off South Robertson Blvd.) Sun-Thu 11:30am - 2:30pm / Sun-Thu 5:00pm - 9:45pm Sat night - 1 hr. after Shabbat

Shiloh's Kosher Steakhouse  Restaurants Steakhouses Restaurants Kosher

 (7.9 miles)

8939 W Pico Blvd.  Los Angeles, CA 90035

Tel: 310.858.1652

Sun-Thurs; 11:30 am- 10:30pm / Friday: 11:30 am- 2pm

Saturday; 7:30pm –11pm (Opening times may vary, call for more information)


Pat's Restaurant (California Italian Cuisine) Restaurants Kosher

 (8.9 Miles)

9233 W. Pico Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90035 (Corner of Glenville Drive)

Tel: 310.205.8705

RABBINICAL SUPERVISION Kehilah/ Glatt Kosher Sun 5:30m - 10:00pm/Mon-Thu-11:30am-2:30pm/Dinner 5:30 - 10:00pm

Fri-11:30-2:00pm Sat night closed

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