Experience the General Assembly

Each November, the General Assembly convenes thousands of volunteer and professional leaders from Federations across North America, together with those in the business of Jewish philanthropy from around the world.

Relive the GA with these stirring talks from top thought leaders and visionaries from across the spectrum of politics, religion, academics and more. And get inspired by the incredible work of Federation at home and around the world.


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Video Gallery

Live Q&A with Netanyahu

Israeli PM Netanyahu answers questions live via satellite from JFNA Board Chair Richard Sandler.

Chemi Peres

Chemi Peres delivers a moving tribute to his father, Shimon Peres, z"l.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

The Hon. Ruth Bader Ginsburg in conversation with noted attorney Kenneth Feinberg.

Richard Sandler

Richard Sandler, chair of JFNA's Board of Trustees, addresses the 2016 GA.

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Photo Gallery

  • "Meet the Press" host Chuck Todd leads a post-election roundtable with top journalists and pundits

  • Bravo personality and Watch What Happens Live host Andy Cohen

  • Young leaders at the General Assembly

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  • RBG utters the words: ‘President Trump’

    In a short Q&A session before the Jewish Federations of North America, Ginsburg said the most immediate impact of last week’s election on the Supreme Court is that it will get a new ninth member. (Nov. 14, 2016)

  • Trump Nears Cabinet Nominations

    Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who once called Mr. Trump a “faker” who “has no consistency about him,” said on Monday what she likely wanted to avoid: Mr. Trump will make the Supreme Court whole again. (Nov. 14, 2016)

  • US Jewish leaders urge PM to resolve Kotel controversy

    Leaders of the North American Jewish community on Monday agreed to write a letter to PM Benjamin Netanyahu on the issue of the unimplemented government decision to create an egalitarian prayer space at the southern end of the Western Wall. (Nov. 14, 2016)

  • Interfaith Now Seen as Mainstream

    History was made last week in Philadelphia in the controversial area of Jewish intermarriage. At the National Museum of American Jewish History, representatives of prominent organizations discussed the results of their latest studies on the topic – but the historical aspect was not what the experts said, but who was listening. (Nov. 1, 2016)

  • Bibi will work with Trump on 'peace and security'

    PM Benjamin Netanyahu said he is looking forward to working with the President-elect on many issues in the region. “I look forward to working with President-elect Trump to further the twin interests of peace and security,” he said. “I, for one, find great encouragement in the fact that there’s this continuity of friendship.” (Nov. 15, 2016)

  • Pittsburgh shows its pride at the JFNA GA

    It was hard to miss the Pittsburgh contingent at the JFNA General Assembly Sunday night, waving their Terrible Towels and cheering with robust hometown enthusiasm as the chairs of the 2016 conclave, Cindy and David Shapira, took the podium at the opening plenary session. (Nov. 14, 2016)

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