Economic Crisis Puts Squeeze on GA

from the front page of today’s Jerusalem Post:

The United Jewish Communities’ (UJC) annual General Assembly, to be held here next week, could end up being the smallest gathering since the organization – considered the backbone of North American Jewry – started holding its central conference in the Jewish state 10 years ago, The Jerusalem Post has learned.

According to sources close to the GA who preferred to remain anonymous, conference organizers had hoped that close to 5,000 people from the US would attend the event, set to take place at Jerusalem’s International Convention Center.

However, said the source, only about half that number have so far confirmed attendance.