Biden to Headline Jewish Federations’ General Assembly

U.S. vice president to speak on November 10 at the three-day event in near Washington D.C.

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden waves after landing at the Boryspil airport in Kiev on April 21, 2014.
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden waves after landing at the Boryspil airport in Kiev on April 21, 2014. Credit: AFP

JTA – U.S. Vice President Joe Biden will headline the list of speakers at the General Assembly of the Jewish Federations of North America.

Biden will speak on November 10 during the Jewish Federations’ three-day event in suburban Washington, the umbrella group said in a statement Tuesday.

The U.S. vice president has a longstanding close relationship with the Jewish community and has been a frequent speaker at Jewish events, including at AIPAC and J Street conventions.

Biden last addressed the General Assembly, an annual event, in 2010.

Some 100 speakers will address this year’s assembly, including Supreme Court justices Elena Kagan and Stephen Breyer, actress Marlee Matlin, former chief rabbi of Britain Lord Rabbi Jonathan Sacks and journalist Andrea Mitchell.

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