The General Assembly

Calling on committed Jewish communal leadership.

For the first time in three years, leaders from across the North American Jewish community will come together, in person, to gather and work collaboratively at The General Assembly in Chicago! Together, we’ll explore the complex issues facing our communities and set our shared communal agenda for the year ahead.

Your leadership now is crucial.

The impact of the war in Ukraine and the worldwide proliferation of anti-Jewish and anti-Israel rhetoric have brought us to a tipping point. Mental health, poverty, and threats to our safety and security have always been areas of focus, but in a post-pandemic world our focus on these areas is more important than ever.

In the face of extreme challenges, we must join together to create new, implementable strategies as well as strengthen vital current initiatives for the coming year. That is why your full participation at the General Assembly is imperative.

The Program

On the global stage:

From the evolving challenges and geopolitical impact of the war in Ukraine to rising global anti-Zionism and antisemitism. What can we do as a united Jewish system to address the range of complex and growing security and humanitarian issues that impact the Jewish community worldwide?

On the domestic stage:

​​From diversity and inclusion to mental health to communal migration. From Israel education to affordability and poverty to securing Jewish life in an era of violent antisemitism. At a time of so much complexity, how will we work together to truly advance our goal of building flourishing Jewish communities in the year to come?

The participants

You will be joined by professional and lay leadership from across North America and around the world - representing Federations, partners from other major Jewish organizations, funders, and thought leaders – to discuss, explore question, and consider the year ahead.

How to register

This year, The General Assembly will be limited to 1,500 participants. Federations and other Jewish organizations are asked to pre-select a specified number of Jewish community leaders to attend.

You must be “pre-selected” by your organization to register. Once you’re pre-selected you'll receive an email from with information on how to register and book your hotel.

If you haven’t been pre-selected but would like to attend, please reach out to your local Federation or affiliated Jewish organization. If you believe you’ve been pre-selected but haven’t received an email, please check your spam or contact

If you are a Jewish Federation or another organization and would like more information about how to include your community in The General Assembly, please contact

We look forward to your participation in
The General Assembly.