For the first time ever, Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) will present its annual General Assembly virtually. The reimagined Federation gathering, presented exclusively online this year, begins Sunday, Oct. 25, and concludes Tuesday, Oct. 27.
Another first: The event is free to all for the first time. By working with sponsors to underwrite the expense, JFNA has removed barriers to participation. As a result, registration has grown considerably, with more than 6,000 people across North America planning to take part in two plenary sessions and a variety of workshops.
“We were excited when JFNA announced last November that the General Assembly would be held in Chicago in 2020, because it’s a short flight, a train ride or even a drive from Kansas City, meaning we expected to take more Jewish communal leaders to the conference,” said Federation President & CEO Helene Lotman. “By adapting to our circumstances and going virtual this year, even more Kansas City community members can take part, learning about the important work we do together not only for our local community, but for our wider Jewish community nationally and globally.”