Take your leadership journey to the next level
We are excited to offer the exclusive opportunity of JFNA’s General Assembly – a gathering of top Jewish communal leadership from across North America to learn about issues of the day and plan for the year ahead – to the benefit of the Changemakers participants. Network with senior lay and professional leaders, hear from exclusive speakers, and gain international insight into the Jewish community alongside your fellow Changemakers.
In addition to access to the full General Assembly conference, Changemakers will have access to exclusive Changemakers content, special events and networking opportunities.
Network member or Hillel Undergrad - check out the session that is for you!
- Pursuing your undergraduate degree?
- Between 20 - and 24-years-old?
- Connected with your Hillel?
- Part of a selected Hillel?
- Interested in joining a community of other passionate students from around the country?
- Looking to gain the skills that will prepare you for a career in leadership?
Then Changemakers GA Fellowship is for you!
Dates: October 30th - November 1, 2022
3-Day full in-person immersive intensive
Please contact your local Hillel to apply! Need help finding your Hillel? Email [email protected]
- A Changemaker Network Member? Have you participated in a Changemaker Fellowship Intensive?
- Looking to gain the skills, knowledge, and relationships necessary to advance professionally?
- Loved your Changemaker Experience, and want to take it to the next level?
Then Changemakers GA Network Fellowship Experience is for you!
Dates: Ocotber 30th - November 1, 2022
3-Day full in-person immersive intensive
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Network Members - Applications are open! Click Here to apply.
October 30 - November 1, 2022 | Chicago, IL | generalassembly.org The conference will be held at the Hilton Chicago (720 S. Michigan).
The JFNA General Assembly is the annual gathering of the Jewish Federation system and its North American and global partners. For the first time in three years, leadership from across the North American Jewish community will come together, in person, to gather and explore the complex issues facing our communities.
The Changemakers experience at the General Assembly is excited to offer two opportunities - one for members of the Changemakers Network (those who have participated in a Changemakers Fellowship experience in the past), and a Fellowship intensive experience for undergrads, partnering with campus Hillels. Network members can apply to continue their learning from the virtual Changemakers intensive they previously experienced. Undergraduate students should reach out to their Hillel to learn more!
JFNA's General Assembly is catered towards Federation and Jewish communal professionals and lay leaders from across North America. We are excited to offer the opportunity for our Changemakers to participate alongside this elite group of communal leaders.
The General Assembly is an invite-only experience, you must be pre-selected by the Changemakers Team or your Hillel. To be pre-selected as a Network member, click here to submit an application. Selected candidates will be invited to interview with a member of the Changemakers team. If granted a spot to the General Assembly, you will then be given instructions to register and book travel. To be pre-selected as an undergraduate, please reach out to your Hillel.
About the Program
Changemakers covers three key themes: 1. Personal Leadership Development: What do I need to know about myself to succeed 2. Jewish Community: What does it mean to be Jewish in our ever-changing and diverse landscape? 3. Taking Action: How can I contribute meaningfully and make change around the issues I care about most?
On the global stage: From the evolving challenges and geopolitical impact of the war in Ukraine to rising global anti-Zionism and antisemitism. What can we do as a united Jewish system to address the range of complex and growing security and humanitarian issues that impact the Jewish community worldwide? On the domestic stage: From diversity and inclusion to mental health to communal migration. From Israel education to affordability and poverty to securing Jewish life in an era of violent antisemitism. At a time of so much complexity, how will we work together to truly advance our goal of building flourishing Jewish communities in the year to come?
Throughout the conference their will be exclusive Changemaker experiences to learn and connect with other fellows and network members.
Your ticket to the GA includes access to all speakers, sessions, Kosher meals, and exclusive Changemakers programming.
The Changemakers program will commence at 9:30am on Sunday, October 30th. Changemakers should arrive by that time. If needed, hotel arrangements the evening before can be provided.
Attendees should wear business/business casual attire.
We are hosting this convening in coordination with the policies and procedures established by the CDC and the local government. JFNA requires all attendees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Boosters are recommended but not required. CDC guidance on vaccination and boosters can be viewed here. Masks, testing and social distancing may be implemented as needed in accordance with the requirements of the City of Chicago, State of Illinois, the CDC and the Chicago Hilton. Those showing signs of illness (sore throat, cough, fever, chills, fatigue, loss of smell, etc.) or who have tested positive for COVID within 5 days leading-up to the conference are asked to remain at home and avoid attending the event.
We are excited to offer Changemakers participants a highly subsidized experience. We will provid hotel accomodations (Hilton Chicago, 720 S. Michigan) for Sunday, October 30th and Monday, October 31st; hotel arrangements may also be made for those arriving on Saturday, October 29th. We will also reimburse participants the cost of travel - however, participants are responsible for booking and paying for their own travel. We will reimburse all participant travel after the conference, including flights, taxi, ride share, trains, car rental, etc. Attendees will submit travel receipts after the conference and should expect their reimbursement 6-8 weeks post-conference.