The Jewish Federations of North America is pleased to announce that President Barack Obama will address the 2009 General Assembly (GA) in Washington, D.C.
The GA will be the first Jewish communal organization event Obama has addressed since taking office. He will speak at the GA on Monday morning, Nov. 9.
“We are honored to be hosting President Obama at the GA,” said Dede Feinberg of Washington, who with her husband Kenneth is serving as the GA’s North America co-chair, in partnership with International Co-Chair Leonid Nevzlin of Israel.
This year’s GA, with the theme “Remember When You Thought Anything Was Possible? It Still Is,” highlights how The Jewish Federations of North America helps the Jewish people worldwide. Top Israeli government officials and other leaders from the worlds of politics, business and philanthropy are also scheduled to speak.
The GA, which takes place November 8-10, is one of the largest annual Jewish communal gatherings in North America.