The prime minister's remarks hit the notes that the audience was hoping for, but some attendees say the damage caused by the Iran deal fight may take time to repair.
The General Assembly is an annual North American Jewish conference that brings together participants from the United Jewish Communities (UJC) to discuss important and critical issues. The GA draws more than 5,000 participants each year, and includes forums and workshops, as well as speakers from politics, business, and non-profit groups.
The GA is run by the UJC, an umbrella group representing over 157 Jewish Federations and over 400 independent Jewish communities. The UJC seeks to improve the conditions of Jewish communities in North America under the banner of tikkun olam (repairing the world), charity giving, and Jewish education.
The GA also provides a platform to promote social action and advocacy. It allows for communities to speak out about issues important to them and to make a change in policies that affect them. The GA has also hosted heads of state who have come to lend support to the Jewish community.
The GA provides representatives from various communities with tools to foster a stronger Jewish identity in their communities, workshops promoting a hands-on approach, and a chance for participants to network with other representatives.
Speaking at the Jewish Federations of North American General Assembly, prime minister says he will ensure all Jews feel at home in Israel; Israel's ultra-Orthodox blast PM for statements.
'Israel has no better friend than America,' Netanyahu tells hundreds of Jewish community leaders in Washington D.C. on the third day of the GA.
Israeli opposition leader addresses General Assembly of the Jewish Federations of North America shortly after discussing Jerusalem and West Bank tensions with John Kerry.
Delegates from Jewish communities all around the United States converge to discuss and strategize over issues facing Jews worldwide.
Russia sounds optimistic messages over talks after signing deal Tuesday to build two nuclear electric power stations in Iran.
Part pep rally, part training and part family reunion, this week’s annual General Assembly drew some 3,000 people to cheer federations’ philanthropic work, listen to a variety of presentations and to schmooze.
During address at the Jewish Federations' General Assembly, the U.S. vice president attempted to ease fears regarding the U.S.-Israeli relationship, as well as ongoing nuclear talks with Iran.
Speaking at opening plenary of Jewish GA, two Supreme Court justices discuss their Jewish identities.
'Until now, most of this federation money has been invested in U.S. stocks, foreign stocks, hedge funds and private equity,’ says the founder of New York-based BlueStar Global Investors.