National Harbor, MD November 9 - 11

National Harbor, MD
November 9 - 11

Program

Morning
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM Open Registration and Exhibit Hall Schmoozing

Gather at the GA Den, where you can register, join friends and colleagues and even play a game of ping-pong.  Stay tuned for timetable of “conversation pit” events, including exciting new technology innovations and book readings.

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GA Den

8:00 AM - 2:00 PM Ben Gurion Society Event

Young adults ages 22-45 who make a gift of $1,000 or more to thier local Federation are welcome to come explore what our global partners are doing around the world and put yourself in the driver’s seat of a Federation leader for a mock high-impact planning session. 

8:30 AM- 2:00 PM Endowment Leadership Institute

A specialized session for endowment professionals and leadership.  Learn the secrets behind the most effective legacy development programs. By invitation.

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Chesapeake Room

11:00 AM- 2:00 PM Yesod

Take part in the Mandel Center’s launch of an exciting volunteer leadership development initiative. By invitation.

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11:00 AM- 2:00 PM City-Size Meetings

Join fellow lay and professional leaders from your cohort to learn from one another and explore new opportunities. By invitation

11:00 AM- 2:00 PM National Young Leadership Cabinet

Develop your leadership skills in this powerful program designed by the acclaimed Wexner Foundation and customized for Cabinet. By invitation

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Afternoon
2:00- 2:45 PM First Timers’ Orientation

Think of it as GA 101…but less formal than school and way more fun.

3:00 - 4:45 PM Opening Plenary

During the GA’s star-studded kickoff, NPR Legal Affairs Correspondent Nina Totenberg leads an unprecedented discussion with Supreme Court Justices Stephen Breyer and Elena Kagan.  Award-winning political correspondents Chuck Todd and Andrea Mitchell talk politics and policy in the aftermath of the 2014 elections.  And signature multimedia moments bring the Federation story to life.

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Plenary Hall

Evening
6:30-9:00 PM Prime Minister’s Council and King David Society Event

Prime Minister Council and King David Society members are invited by the Lerner Family to enjoy an evening at National's Stadium in downtown DC.

5:30- 7:30 PM Dinner in the GA Den

Grab dinner on your own before heading downtown for the GA tour of Smithsonian's National Museum of American History.

5:30- 10:30 PM Covenant Foundation Award Dinner

An event congratulating three exceptional Jewish educators. By invitation

7:30 PM - 12:00 AM Night on the Town

Join us for a night at the Smithsonian's Museum of American History. Busses depart at 7:30.

Morning
6:30 - 7:15 AM Shacharit

Start your day with traditional minyan or egalitarian prayer service

7:00- 8:00 AM Shacharit and Schmear

New to morning minyan?  Come for an informal bagel breakfast with a prominent rabbi who will break it down. 

7:30- 9:00 AM Breakfast

Start your day with breakfast in the GA Den. 

7:30- 9:00 AM Covenant Foundation Pomegranate Award Breakfast

A breakfast honoring Emerging Jewish Professionals By invitation

7:00- 8:30 AM Israeli breakfast

Hosted by the JFNA Israel Office. By invitation

9:15- 10:45 AM Plenary Two

Modern day Aristotles share their observations of living Jewishly and explore how we organize as a society. 

Afternoon
11:15 AM- 12:45 PM Break Outs: What Can We Learn From Them?

Outside experts deliver groundbreaking presentations filled with insights that can propel the Jewish community forward.  

  • Why Are They There and Not Here?: How Top Organizations Keep Young People Engaged
  • Keeping Connected: Ways Alumni Associations and Other Groups Sustain Long-Term Donor Relationships
  • Virtual Fundraising: Can Social Media, Kickstarter and Other Online Methods Work Well for Federations? How Can Successful Nonprofits Use These to Grow Their Movements?
  • Around the World in 90 Minutes: Federations' Partners Host a Tour of Global Needs and Programs
11:15 AM- 12:45 PM Break Outs: Dig Deep Discussion Series
  • Alone or Aligned: What Does it Mean to Be Part of a Collective in an Era of Individualism?
  • Value Propositions:  How to Actualize Our Jewish Principles in the Choices Our Community Makes
  • Room for Every View? How to Create Space for Varied Perspectives on Israel
  • ​Jewish Inc: The Many Roads to Leadership in the Jewish World
11:15 AM- 12:45 PM Break Outs: Traditional, But Better Presentations

Top policy experts deliver penetrating presentations on key Federation agenda items.  

  • The Graying of Jewish North America: Getting Our Service Infrastructure Ready
  • Organizing the Ground Game: What Federations Can Do to Inoculate Our Community Against BDS
  • Beyond Our Borders: New Opportunities to Impact Israel and Jewish Life Around the World
  • Jewish Education: The New Frontier and the Federation’s Role in It 
1:00- 2:45 PM Eat, Pray, Learn

Grab lunch in the GA den, gab with an author, play a game of foosball, network with colleagues and agencies or stop in at services.

1:00- 2:45 PM JPRO Network Award Lunch

An award ceremony honoring distinguished professionals. 

1:00- 2:45 PM Rabbinic Cabinet Study Session

By invitation 

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2:30 - 2:45 PM Mincha

Traditional and egalitarian prayer services offered.

2:45 - 4:15 PM Break Outs: What Can We Learn From Them?

Outside experts deliver groundbreaking presentations filled with insights that can propel the Jewish community forward.  

  • Around the World in 90 Minutes: Federations’ Partners Host a Tour of Global Needs and Programs
  • Social Success: How Some of the Most Successful Nonprofits are Harnessing Social Media to Grow Their Movements
2:45 - 4:15 PM Break Outs: Dig Deep Discussion Series

Unique group participation formats led by professional facilitators who have designed and conducted meetings from Fortune 500 companies to the White House.

  • Value Propositions:  How to Actualize Our Jewish Principles in Choices Our Community Makes
  • Room for Every View? How to Create Space for Varied Perspectives on Israel
  • Alone or Aligned: What Does It Mean to Be Part of a Collective in an Era of Individualism?
  • Jewish Inc: The Many Roads to Leadership in the Jewish World
2:45 - 4:15 PM Break Outs: Traditional, But Better Presentations

Top policy experts deliver penetrating presentations on key Federation agenda items.  

  • Changes in Healthcare: What They Will Mean for Jewish Communities
  • King-Size Impact: Fundraising Opportunities with Corporate Sponsors and Private Foundations
  • Generation PTSD: The Long-Lasting Impact of Life Under Fire
  • Reality Check: Jewish Life in Europe Today
2:45- 4:15 PM Break Outs: Building the Federation Business Model

Innovative learning formats take your local Federation to the next level by applying corporate best practices and management methods to our community. 

  • Federations as Businesses: Methods of Measuring Success
  • Relational, Consumer-Centric and Other Models for Managing the Federation Marketplace
  • The Power of Faith: How Rabbis and Federations Can Play Together in the Same Sandbox
  • Up the Corporate Ladder: How Do We Create a Career Track for Professionals and Leadership?
4:45 - 6:00 PM On the Record: The Most Pressing Issues Facing Israel and the Wider Middle East

Editors of leading Israeli publications discuss the top domestic, regional and global issues facing the Jewish State and the entire region. 

4:45 - 6:00 PM Making the Ask: Mastering Essential Fundraising Skills

Learn how to overcome some of the trickiest aspects of fundraising, including perfecting an elevator pitch, making an effective ask, attracting more donors, and better leveraging new opportunities.

4:45 - 6:00 PM Generation #Hashtag: What Young People are Really Thinking About the Jewish Community

The obstacles and opportunities that prevent or facilitate Jewish involvement in Federation are fearlessly examined during this no-holds-barred focus group.

Evening
6:00- 7:30 PM Dinner, Dominos and Dessert

Hosted dinner in the GA Den.  Grab a quick game between courses and drop by receptions afterwards! 

6:00- 6:15 PM Maariv

Traditional and egalitarian prayer services offered. 

6:00- 7:00 PM Mincha and Margaritas

Join us for "Mincha and Margaritas" where a rabbi will break down the service in a festive learning session. 

6:00- 7:30 PM Special Receptions

Hosted by various organizations and Federations.

6:00- 7:30 PM Israeli Jewish Congress

European Jewish professionals and community members discuss challenges and opportunities with Federation leaders. By invitation 

8:00- 9:30 PM Plenary Three

This session will feature an internationally acclaimed religious leader, an Academy Award-winning actress and a senior Israeli official for an unforgettable evening. 

9:30 PM- 12:30 AM Lost in Tradition: Jewish Culture Night

Chat with best-selling authors, listen to fantastic music or just enjoy a drink and schmooze. 

Morning
7:00- 8:45 AM Noshing and Networking

Meet up with friends and make new contacts...over breakfast in the GA Den. 

7:00 - 7:30 AM Shacharit

Traditional Minyan and egalitarian services offered. 

9:00 - 11:30 AM Fedovation Sessions

Share best practices and delve into case study presentations on a variety of topics addressing our many common challenges.   Can’t choose only one?  They all repeat!

  • Are We in This Together? How Federations and Partner Agencies Manage Fundraising Competition
  • More Than Milk and Honey:  What Creative Programming Does Your Community Use to Keep Connection with and Interest in Israel a High Priority?
  • Bigger Isn’t Always Better: Have You Built a Robust Giving Program of Gifts Under $5,000? 
  • No Campaign, No Gain: Is Your Super Sunday the Greatest in All the Land or an Historic Relic? 
  • Why is This Night Different?  New and Better Ways to Effectively Engage and Grow Your Community
  • Beyond Happy Hour:  How to Convert Your Young and Social Crowd Into Engaged and Committed Donors
  • Access Granted: Ways to Make the Jewish Community a Welcoming Place for People with Disabilities
  • Hand in Hand: How to Work Best with Your Human Services and Jewish Education Partners
  • Teach Your Children Well: What’s Federation’s Role in Jewish Education? 
  • Securing the Future: Federation Endowment Program 
Afternoon
11:30 AM- 1:30 PM Eat and Greet

Join friends in the GA Den. Lunch available for purchase. 

1:30- 3:00 PM Closing Plenary

Our speakers' stories of creativity, leadership and accomplishment will leave you spellbound and inspire you to new heights.  And we're holding a spot for a special world leader.  

3:30- 9:00 PM Israel Action Network Institute Begins

It's an overnight, and runs until 3:00 PM Wednesday, November 12th

Evening
6:00- 9:00 PM New Presidents and Executives Meeting

It's an overnight, and runs from 8:00 am until 12:00 PM on Wednesday, November 12thBy invitation

5:00- 9:00 PM Senior Advisory Council of Endowment and Foundation Directors

It's an overnight, and runs until 3:00 PM Wednesday, November 12th. Location TBD. 

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