Amid all the pats on the back and self-congratulations, this gathering of the self-appointed bureaucrats of America's organized Jewry should have focused on the needs of the elderly and the sick, as well as the over-stressed social support infrastructure - instead of "advocating for Israel" and worrying about Israel's image. With only about 30% of America's Jews affiliating themselves with Israel, the Jewish Federations have no legitimate mandate to carry out Israel's agenda at the expense of the Jewish poor, sick and elderly in the US.
Israeli moderately wounded in stabbing attack near West Bank settlement (Haaretz)
from the article: Who dat? The Jewish Federations General Assembly hits New Orleans