- President Barack Obama will deliver his first formal
remarks to the Jewish community since taking office on
Tuesday, November 10, 2009 at the Washington Marriott
Wardman Park Hotel at 11:00 a.m. at the 2009 General
Assembly of UJC/The Jewish Federations of North America.
The GA, the largest annual Jewish communal gathering on
the continent, is expected to draw more than 3,000
honored and proud 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 alongside International Co-Chair Leonid Nevzlin
greatly appreciate that President Obama has will address
our continental Jewish community and discuss issues that
concern all of us," said Joe Kanfer, Chair of the Board
of Trustees of The Jewish Federations of North America.
The GA will
be held Nov. 8-10 at the Washington Marriott Wardman
Park Hotel. In addition to President Obama, the GA will
host Members of Congress, top Israeli government
officials as well as business and philanthropic leaders
from across North America and 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 help the Jewish people
President Barack Obama
The American Jewish Community
President Barack Obama will deliver his first formal
remarks to the Jewish community since taking office at
the 2009 UJC/The Jewish Federations of North America.
Over 3,000 people are expected to attend this year's
Tuesday, November 10, 2009 at 11:00 a.m.
Marriott Wardman Park Hotel
Jewish Federations of North America represents 157
Jewish Federations and 400 Network communities, which
raise and distribute more than $3 billion annually for
social welfare, social services and educational
needs. The Federation movement, collectively among the
top 10 charities on the continent, protects and enhances
the well-being of Jews worldwide through the values of
tikkun olam (repairing the world), tzedakah (charity and
social justice) and Torah (Jewish learning).