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November 9, 2012: Jews from across North America and around the world will gather in Baltimore Nov. 11-13 for The Jewish Federations of North America 2012 General Assembly, the premier North American gathering of the Jewish communal world. The event will showcase the latest thinking and best practices from experts on philanthropy, business, religion and culture, and participants will discuss how to confront the most pressing issues facing the Jewish community at home and abroad. Learn more at generalassembly.org.
October 11, 2012: In a few weeks, the global Jewish community will convene at The Jewish Federations of North America’s 2012 General Assembly in Baltimore to network and examine challenges and opportunities in the Jewish world. The conference, which takes place Nov. 11-13, will engage more than 3,000 expected participants. Learn more about the highlights of the General Assembly and register here.
September 13, 2012: The Jewish Federations of North America’s 2012 International Lion of Judah Conference made history this week, as 1,700 women philanthropists raised more than $27 million for the Jewish Federations’ Annual Campaign, to help care for those in need. This represented an impressive increase over the last Lion Conference, which raised nearly $19 million. “I have never been more proud to be a Lion of Judah, and stand in solidarity with so many incredible, accomplished and generous women,” said Gail Norry, chair of National Women’s Philanthropy (NWP). Learn more about the highlights of this incredible conference.
September 10, 2012: Today, a record number of 1,700 Lions will convene in New York City to kick off the 2012 International Lion of Judah Conference (ILOJC) at the Marriott Marquis. The three-day conference, which is co-chaired by Betsy Hoos of New Haven and Leslie Sidell of Colorado, coincides with the Lion of Judah’s 40th anniversary and is the first-ever ILOJC in New York City. Visit the ILOJC website to see a full list of speakers and learn more about the event.
August 10, 2012: Registration Opens for the 2012 General Assembly Online registration is now officially open for The Jewish Federations of North America’s 2012 General Assembly. This year’s conference will take place Nov. 11-13 in Baltimore, and is expected to draw thousands of Jews from North America and around the world. Visit the GA website at generalassembly.org to learn more and register for the event.
July 25, 2012: Global Community Continues to Push for Olympic Minute of Silence for Munich 11 With just two days left before the 2012 London Olympics’ opening ceremony, International Olympics Committee President Jacques Rogge again refused a moment of silence commemorating the 11 slain Israeli Olympians from the 1972 Munich games, despite calls from the international community to do so. You can support the minute of silence by signing the Munich 11 petition online.
May 31, 2012:Jewish Community to Engage at JFNA’s 2012 General Assembly in Baltimore Thousands of Jews from across North America and around the world will gather this November for The Jewish Federations of North America’s 2012 General Assembly (GA). This year’s conference takes place Nov. 11-13 in Baltimore, and will convene the Jewish community to network, conceive new ideas and examine the issues facing the Jewish philanthropic world. The GA, which is co-chaired by Linda and Steve Hurwitz and Genine and Josh Fidler, all of Baltimore, will feature the theme: “The 2012 JFNA General Assembly. Where the Jewish community _____.” With the interactive nature of the theme in mind, the last word will rotate between "downloads," "uploads" and "shares."
April 18, 2012: International Lion of Judah Conference Website Launches The Jewish Federations of North America’s 2012 International Lion of Judah Conference website launched today. The conference, which is expected to draw more than 1,500 of the world's leading Jewish women philanthropists, will take place September 10-12 at the Marriott Marquis Times Square in New York City. The 2012 ILOJC, co-chaired by Betsy Hoos of New Haven and Leslie Sidell of Colorado, coincides with the Lion of Judah’s 40th anniversary and is the first-ever ILOJC in New York City. Confirmed speakers include Cory A. Booker, mayor of Newark, N.J.; Nancy Lublin, CEO of DoSomething.org and founder of Dress for Success; Larry A. Silverstein, president and CEO of Silverstein Properties, Inc., which is developing the World Trade Center site; and Dr. Einat Wilf, a member of Israel’s Knesset and chair of the Independence faction. http://www.jewishfederations.org/page.aspx?id=253635 March 23, 2012: More than 1,400 Young Jews Head to Las Vegas for TribeFest 2012 Celebrity speakers, hit musical acts, dozens of leading Jewish organizations, and more than 1,400 young Jewish adults from across North America will converge in Las Vegas this weekend for The Jewish Federation of North America’s 2012 TribeFest. This year’s TribeFest will take place March 25-27 at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas, and include meaningful and transformational programming designed to engage and inspire young Jews. Participants will hear from headliners like “Saturday Night Live” star Rachel Dratch, best-selling humorist and author A.J. Jacobs and Olympic gold-medal swimmer Lenny Krayzelburg (see the full list of speakers), and attend sessions focused on politics, philanthropy, business, entertainment, culture and more. The participants will also hear from people whose lives have been saved, enhanced and transformed through Jewish Federations and the power of the collective Jewish community. http://www.jewishfederations.org/page.aspx?id=252941
March 13, 2012: Rocket Barrage Eases in Southern Israel After five days of rocket fire from Gaza into Southern Israel, the attacks have begun to subside and Israelis expect to return to normal life in the coming days. Since Friday, when Israel Defense Forces assassinated two major terrorists, more than 200 rockets have been fired into Israel’s south, threatening more than 1 million people. Sigal Ariely, Ashkelon resident and director of the Jewish Federation Ashkelon-Baltimore Partnership, spoke during a teleconference hosted by JFNA earlier today, alongside Lieutenant Colonel Avital Leibovitch, head of the International Media and Communications Branch of the IDF Spokesperson's Office. Both speakers credited Israel’s Iron Dome Defense System, which intercepted nearly 60 rockets, for keeping Israelis safe in the southern cities of Ashdod, Ashkelon and Be'er Sheva. http://www.jewishfederations.org/page.aspx?id=252493