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The press is buzzing about the JFNA General Assembly! Get a new perspective on some of the most important, newsworthy, and inspiring GA moments from some of the country’s most respected national news outlets, local Jewish press and everyone in between.​

  • 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)

  • Ginsburg Seems Resigned To a President Trump

    The day after voters elected Donald Trump as their next president, the Supreme Court got right back to work. But longtime court artist Arthur Lien, who was in the courtroom last Wednesday, noticed Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg appeared to stage a silent protest: She wore the necklace she reserves for reading dissenting opinions out loud. (Nov. 15, 2016)

  • Ginsburg looks forward to Trump’s naming of a ninth justice

    Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said she was looking forward to Donald Trump’s naming of a ninth justice to fill out the high court. Ginsburg, speaking Monday at the annual Jewish Federations of North America General Assembly, was asked what the immediate impact of a Trump presidency would be. (Nov. 14, 2016)

  • Netanyahu to US Jews: Be patient regarding Kotel deal

    PM Netanyahu advised patience and the need for “quiet diplomacy” on Tuesday to North American Jews angry and frustrated over the government’s failure to implement a decision to create an egalitarian prayer space at the Western Wall. (Nov. 16, 2016)

  • The Diplomatic View from Washington

    At yesterday’s General Assembly, Moment Magazine editor Nadine Epstein and former U.S.-Middle East policy analyst Aaron David Miller discussed how Trump the candidate will translate into Trump the foreign policy president. (Nov. 15, 2016)

  • Ginsburg: Trump gets at least one Supreme Court appointment

    President-elect Donald Trump gets at least one Supreme Court appointment after he takes the oath of office, one of its justices, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, said on Monday. Speaking to the Jewish Federations of North America's annual General Assembly, Ginsburg noted that some presidents have gone through their entire terms without having to fill any vacancies. (Nov. 15, 2016)

  • Federation leads way on engaging millennials at JFNA GA

    Jessica Cohen and Debbie Klein hope their efforts regarding Israel advocacy and education efforts in the Greater Cleveland community can be a model across the country. They were the lead-off speakers at “FEDovations – Successful Responses to BDS; Combatting Delegitimization of Israel” at the 2016 JFNA General Assembly. (Nov. 13, 2016)

  • Election was never far from federation General Assembly

    The General Assembly of the Jewish Federations of North America got underway in Washington Sunday with Lord Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, former UK chief rabbi, telling the 3,000 community activists and staff how the world has changed since he last addressed the G.A. in 2014. (Nov. 16, 2016)

  • GA Delegates Ponder The Trump Era

    During a post-election roundtable at the opening plenary of the annual General Assembly (GA) of the Jewish Federations of North America here on Sunday, Chuck Todd of NBC’s “Meet The Press” spoke of the “staggering” amount of anti-Semitism appearing on social media. (Nov. 16, 2016)