FAQ

What is The Jewish Federations of North America’s General Assembly?

The Jewish Federations of North America's General Assembly (GA) is the premier annual North American Jewish communal event, attracting Federation volunteer leaders and professionals, the leadership of our partner organizations and a range of national Jewish organizations.

The GA inspires and engages current and emerging Jewish leaders, tackles the most critical issues of the day and showcases the best of the Federation movement. 

Where is the GA being held this year?

The core GA program is being held at the Washington DC Hilton located in Dupont Circle.

What are the dates of the 2015 GA?

The GA runs from Sunday, November 8th through Tuesday, November 10th. However, please be aware that there are additional programs immediately before and following the GA. We advise you to hold off on purchasing flights until the pre- and post-GA events are finalized.

I have additional questions about the GA. Who should I contact?

For registration/housing inquiries, please contact us at 1-866-208-2144 or via email

For all other inquiries, email us at gainfo@jewishfederations.org or call the GA Helpline at 212-284-6990.

How can I find out about programming scheduled for the GA?

The GA website will always have the most up-to-date program details.  We will post them to this site as soon as they are confirmed. 

What is the schedule of religious services?

Daily religious services will be held, and exact times and locations will be included in the GA's online program.

Will the food provided at the GA be kosher?

All meals provided at the GA will be under the kosher supervision. Details about this supervision will be added here at a date closer to the event.

Are there any security measures I should be aware of?

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.

What are the registration fees for the GA?

GA General Registration $499

Federation/Jewish Communal Professional $399

Daily Rate    $189

The GA will be offering Sunday, Monday and Tuesday Daily Rates for $189.  Only one day pass may be purchased per person, and day rates are neither refundable nor transferrable to a different date.

Registration for pre- and post-GA Institutes, meetings, luncheons and other functions will be available soon. We advise that you hold off on booking flights until this is finalized.

I’m a student and would like to attend. What are my options?

There is a special registration rate for students. Please email GAinfo@jewishfederations.org or call Harriet at 212-284-6990 for more details.

If you are in the GA Scholars Program through Hillel International, please call Ally Soifer O’Connell directly to register – 202-449-6546.

What programs are recommended for students?

Sunday, November 8

Student Kick-off: Join other Hillel members to learn more about what you can expect at the GA!
Opening Plenary
Stay tuned for an update on Sunday breakouts topics

Monday, November 9

Morning Plenary
Boycotting the Boycott: Strategies for Addressing BDS on Campus and Beyond
Millennials Live: Young Adult Roundtable
How Do You Measure Jewish Experience? Assessment Model
This Land is My Land…This Land is Your Land? A State of Israel for All Its Citizens 
Fedovation: Israel & Overseas
Fedovation: Jewish Education
Fedovation: Young Adult Engagement
Afternoon Plenary

Tuesday, November 10

Making It to The Top: Scaling Promising Jewish Education Projects
Through Rainbow-Colored Glasses: LGBT Perspective on Jewish Community
The secret of Chabad: How to Build A Movement
Fedovation: Israel & Overseas
Fedovation: Jewish Education
Fedovation: Young Adult Engagement
Closing Plenary

*subject to change

What is the GA registration cancellation policy?

Cancellations of GA registrations (other than those without cancellation options) will be refunded less a $150 cancellation fee if the cancellation is processed by Sept. 17, 2015. After Sept. 17th, there are NO refunds. Hotel cancellations are subject to the hotel cancellation policies noted in the hotel section. All cancellations (registration and hotel), must be received in writing via email to GA@wyndhamjade.com. Please include your confirmation number in your request. 

How do I find out if others from my community are attending?

Please contact your local Federation to see if there will be a contingent from your area.

How do I register for a hotel?

A discounted block of rooms will be available at the Hilton Washington DC and the Courtyard Washington DC. You will be prompted to book your hotel after you have registred for the conference. For any questions, feel free to contact us via phone 1-866-208-2144 or via email GA@wyndhamjade.com. The conference program will be taking place at the Hilton Washington DC.

The Hilton Washington DC is located at 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington DC 20009.  Single/Double rates are $239, plus 10% sales tax and 14.5% occupancy tax.  All hotel reservations must be booked on the GA registration and housing site by October 4th for GA preferred rates. Reservations requested after October 4th are subject to availability and may be at a higher rate as determined by the hotel.

A discounted block of rooms has also been contracted at the Courtyard Washington, DC/Dupont Circle located at 1900 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington DC 20009.  Single/Double rates are $249, plus 10% sales tax and 14.5% occupancy tax.  All hotel reservations must be booked on the GA registration and housing site by October 4th for GA preferred rates. Reservations requested after October 4th are subject to availability and may be at a higher rate as determined by the hotel.


Reservations requested after October 4th are subject to availability and may not be at the discounted rates. The GA rate is available for up to three days pre- and post- conference dates subject to availability, so we suggest that if you wish to extend before or after the conference, you make your reservations early. Reserve the conference dates on the housing page to complete your registration and then email GA@wyndhamjade.com with requests for additional nights. Await confirmation of availability prior to booking travel.


A limited number of suites are available at prevailing rates. Reserve a standard room on the GA housing site and follow with an email to GA@wyndhamjade.com for further information on suite availability and rates.


A one-night deposit will be charged approximately one month prior to arrival.