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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!
The 2016 GA will be held Sunday, November 13 through Tuesday, November 15 at the Washington Hilton at 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20009. 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.
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.
We’ve prepared personalized schedules to help you better experience the GA through your unique professional lens. Check out the schedules here.
Aaron Kaufman, senior legislative associate with JFNA’s Washington office, can help arrange anything you need. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-736-5865.
Religious services—both traditional and egalitarian—will be held every day. Exact times and locations will be included in the GA’s online program.
All meals provided at the GA will be under strict glatt kosher supervision.
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.
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 transferrable to a different date.
Registration for pre- and post-GA Institutes, meetings, luncheons and other functions are available through registration. 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, 2016.
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.
Please contact your local Federation to see if there will be a delegation from your area. Find your local Federation.
When you register for the GA, you will be prompted to book a hotel room at the Washington Hilton (1919 Connecticut Ave. NW). Rooms are expected to sell out and JFNA’s discounted room rate of $245 plus 14.5% tax per night will expire on October 21, 2016.
For hotel specific requests (handicapped access, room location, bedding preferences, etc.), please contact the hotel directly at 202-483-3000. For group arrangements or other inquiries, please contact JFNA’s housing coordinator at email@example.com or 202-759-5794.
A deposit of one night’s room and tax is required to confirm your reservation but reservations can be cancelled without penalty up to 72 hours prior to your arrival. If you cancel within 72 hours of arrival, you will forfeit your deposit.
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. You will be prompted to input your reservation information and offered the option to cancel.
You may also cancel by contacting the Washington Hilton directly by calling (202) 483-3000 and press 1 for reservations.
The 2017 GA will run from Sunday, November 12 through Tuesday, November 14 at the JW Marriott Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles, CA.