Baltimore, MD – Online registration is now officially open for The Jewish Federations of North America’s (JFNA) 2012 General Assembly. Close to 4,000 Jews from North America and around the world are expected to attend the event, being held November 11-13 at the Baltimore Convention Center.
The three-day conference will feature sessions, workshops and plenaries exploring a range of topics shaping Jewish life including Israel, politics, Jewish education, philanthropy and the next generation.
The GA also annually plays host to a range of global leaders and VIPs.
“The GA will touch on all aspects of Jewish life. From discussing the most serious issues facing the Jewish community to exploring Jewish culture and spirituality, there will be something for everyone to take home,” said Genine Macks Fidler, who is co-chair of the 2012 GA, along with Linda A. Hurwitz and their husbands, Josh and Steven, respectively.
This year’s GA will also feature the first Marketplace, which will highlight the Jewish experience through film screenings, book signings, Judaica, food and shopping opportunities. Other events throughout the conference include a Taglit-Birthright Israel Bar Mitzvah Celebration.
THE ASSOCIATED: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore has worked closely with JFNA to provide special pricing to Baltimoreans interested in attending the workshops and the Marketplace.
“The GA is the right place to be for people from every walk of life in the Jewish community,” said Linda A. Hurwitz. “It’s the right place for Federation professionals to exchange ideas and trade strategies and volunteer leaders to inspire one another toward greatness.”
To volunteer or register for the 2012 GA, go to www.associated.org/ga2012>>
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THE ASSOCIATED: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore preserves and enhances Jewish life by addressing charitable, educational, religious, humanitarian, health, cultural and social service needs of the Jewish community in Baltimore, in Israel and throughout the world. As the central fundraising entity for the Baltimore Jewish community, THE ASSOCIATED raises more than $30 million each year, with two-thirds aiding Jews in need locally and the remainder funding programs overseas.
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