Join Jews from North America and Israelis from across the political spectrum to discuss issues facing Israel and the global Jewish community at this momentous event held in the historic homeland of the Jewish people.
Travel to some of Israel’s most esteemed institutes of learning to get inspired by prominent spiritual thought leaders. Then disperse throughout Jerusalem to explore pioneering programs led by our partners. The day culminates as we celebrate the bond between the Jewish people and Jerusalem with live music, decadent desserts, and dancing the hora at Safra Square. We will also hear from Minister of the Economy, Religious Services, Jerusalem and Diaspora Affairs MK Naftali Bennett, Jewish Agency Chairman Natan Sharansky and Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat before we embark on a lively Unity Walk through the Old City - don’t forget to bring notes from loved ones to place in the Kotel.
Our program has Israel at its heart. From provocative FedTalks to innovative breakout formats, each session is designed to encourage an active exchange of ideas about the pressing issues affecting Israel -- its success and challenges, its place in the world, and its relationship with world Jewry. Check out our breakout sessions now.
Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Ministers Yair Lapid and Naftali Bennett, and opposition leader Shelly Yacimovich head a list of VIP speakers, including a new wave of Israeli political leaders plus trailblazers in philanthropy, business, religion and culture. Don't miss the chance to meet, learn from and exchange ideas with them.
Read our FAQ for a wide array of companion events to the GA -- from the annual Jewish Agency Assembly, to a tour of Yvel's jewelry design center that works with Ethiopian Israelis, to Tel-Hai College's gathering about the Galilee with a former US Deputy Secretary of State, to tours of the Herzl Museum or Beit Hatfutsot - The Museum of the Jewish People, to comedy sponsored by Nefesh B’Nefesh aimed at young professionals or lively social events hosted by OurCrowd geared to startup investors, or even give blood to Israel's Magen David Adom blood bank.