The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia strongly condemns hate speech in our community and throughout the world. When anti-Semitic hate speech was expressed by Temple University Professor Marc Lamont Hill, we immediately took action with national and local partners. We have and will continue to condemn comments that reject the state of Israel and the Jewish connection to our homeland.

This fall, get ready for some real talk. Because this year’s Jewish Federations of North America’s General Assembly (GA) — the annual gathering of thousands of Jewish communal changemakers — will take place in Tel Aviv, where the stage will be set for frank conversations about the Israel-Diaspora relationship today. Join our Greater Philadelphia delegation October 22-24th as we journey to Israel for GA2018.

“Each year the GA is an incredible opportunity to connect with and learn from other Jewish communities from across North America,” says Greater Philadelphia Chair David Gold. “This year the GA is being held in Tel Aviv for the very first time, and we will have the chance to take part in the increasingly important dialogue between Diaspora and Israeli Jews.”

GA2018 will be three not-to-be-missed days of dynamic speakers, thought-provoking sessions, networking, best-practice sharing, celebration and one-on-one interactions you can’t get anywhere else. With discussions about Jewish identity, religious pluralism, Israeli Arabs, the peace process and “How to Talk to your Kids About Israel,” it’s also an opportunity to examine the work the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia does to strengthen the relationship between Israeli and American Jews — including presenting our work in our Partnership2Gether region of Netivot and Sdot Negev.

“We are so proud to share the work we’ve done to help our communities become a vibrant and innovative society for its diverse and ever growing population,” says David. “I hope you’ll consider joining us in Israel to share those moments with us, and to ensure that our Philadelphia Jewish voices are heard.”

For more information about GA18, including program highlights and a registration form, click here. Questions? Contact lwimmer@jewishphilly.org or 215.829.0544. Register today!