Regional Notebook: Dec. 7, 2022
Local Jewish leaders attend Chicago General Assembly
SPRINGFIELD — Leaders from the Jewish Federation of Western Massachusetts recently joined more than 1,200 Jewish communal leaders in Chicago at the Jewish Federations’ three-day General Assembly to set the shared Jewish communal agenda for the year ahead and to hear from a diverse array of voices on critical issues facing the North American Jewish community.
First held 90 years ago, the General Assembly brings Jewish leaders together for productive dialogue and debate. This year’s General Assembly focused on responses to the geopolitical challenges and global events impacting the Jewish community, as well as opportunities to build flourishing Jewish communities. Some of the topics discussed included the urgency of Jewish communal security, the Jewish Federations’ response to the Ukraine crisis, and the uncertainties faced by Jews in Ukraine and Russia, as well as new initiatives and partnerships to combat the rise in anti-Semitism.