Andy Cohen, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and Rep. John Lewis Walk Into a Conference Center…
The General Assembly convenes thousands of volunteer and professional leaders from Federations across North America, along with those in the business of Jewish philanthropy from around the world. Obviously, we’re pretty into Jewish philanthropy around the world. But we’re also pretty into Watch What Happens: Live, mostly because we feel like we’re friends with its host Andy Cohen.
Now, Jewish philanthropists from across North America have a shot at actually making friends with the guy.
This year’s GA kicks off in Washington D.C. November 13, with a luncheon featuring the Emmy and Peabody award winning TV host, producer and bestselling author. To attend the luncheon, guests must be members of the Joshua Society, having made a household gift of $10,000-$24,999 to their Federation’s Annual Campaign.
That evening, the Prime Minister’s Council and King David Society present Courage, Resilience, and Achievement at the brand-new National Museum of African American History and Culture, the Smithsonian Institution’s 19th and newest museum. This elegant event will feature Susanna Heschel, the Eli Black Professor of Jewish Studies at Dartmouth College and daughter of Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel, and Congressman John Lewis, a civil rights leader who marched in Selma with Rabbi Heschel and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Attendees must be a member of the King David Society or Prime Minister’s Council (minimum respectively $25,000/$100,000) or have created a current or future estate plan commitment (minimum of $500,000) at your local Federation or Jewish Community Foundation. Adult children of members are encouraged to attend.
Fortunately, the rest of the GA is more accessible. Visit their website to register, and to learn more about the other symposia, and the totally awesome keynote speakers, like the Honorable Ruth Bader Ginsburg (The RBG!), NBC News journalist Chuck Todd, and Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, the international religious leader, philosopher and award-winning author. Check out the full list of speakers here.
Make sure to register soon, as the deadline looms. Cut off for registration for both exclusive November 13 events is October 21.
The GA is an annual event for people committed to giving through Jewish Federations. This premier annual conference will take you on a journey to explore how Federations help shape purposeful Jewish communities. And how our movement has forged a course that continues to touch millions of lives on every continent. Explore your Jewish journey at the 2016 General Assembly.