National Harbor, MD November 9 - 11

National Harbor, MD
November 9 - 11


What is The Jewish Federations of North America’s General Assembly?

The Jewish Federations of North America's General Assembly (GA) is the premier annual North American Jewish communal event, attracting Federation volunteer leaders and professionals, the leadership of our partner organizations and a range of national Jewish organizations.

The GA inspires and engages current and emerging Jewish leaders, tackles the most critical issues of the day and showcases the best of the Federation movement. 

Where is the GA being held this year?

GA program is being held at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center at 201 Waterfront Street, National Harbor, Maryland. Follow these directions to get to the Gaylord National Harbor via all major transportation options.

What are the dates of the 2014 GA?

The GA runs from Sunday, November 9th through Tuesday, November 11th. However, please be aware that there are additional programs immediately before and following the GA. We advise you to hold off on purchasing flights until the pre- and post-GA events are finalized.

I have additional questions about the GA. Who should I contact?

For inquiries about registration and housing, email or call 866-208-2144. For other inquiries, email the GA Helpline at or call 212-284-6990.

How can I find out about programming scheduled for the GA?

The GA website will always have the most up-to-date program details.  We will post them to this site as soon as they are confirmed. 

What is the schedule of religious services?

Daily religious services will be held, and exact times and locations will be included in the GA's online program.

Will the food provided at the GA be kosher?

All meals provided at the GA will be under the kosher supervision of Star-K. Inquiries: Rabbi Mayer Kurcfeld, Kashruth Adminstrator of STAR-K Certification, Inc. in Baltimore, MD.

Are there any security measures I should be aware of?

For security reasons, GA badges must be worn at all GA events. Badges will be provided upon check-in at GA registration. Metal detectors and other security measures may also be in place for some sessions. Non-registered persons will not be allowed access to any GA events. The Jewish Federations of North America reserves the right to withdraw the credentials of any delegate to the GA. Unauthorized print materials may not be distributed, and no solicitation is permitted.

What are the registration fees for the GA?

GA General Registration $499

Federation/Jewish Communal Professional $399

Daily Rate    $189 

The GA will be offering Sunday, Monday and Tuesday Daily Rates for $189.  Only one day pass may be purchased per person, and day rates are neither refundable nor transferrable to a different date.

Registration for pre- and post-GA Institutes, meetings, luncheons and other functions will be available soon – you will be notified to modify your registration. We advise that you hold off on booking flights until this is finalized.

I’m a student and would like to attend. What are my options?

The GA welcomes students, and has provided two lower-cost options to make this more affordable -- a full-event rate and a single-day rate. The student single-day rate is $99, and can be selected during the registration process. Please bear in mind that only one single-day pass can be purchased per person, and it is not refundable or transferable to alternate dates. To attend the full conference, please contact your local Hillel to get a code for the student rate. (The single-day pass for Sunday does not include the evening off-site GA event.)

What is the GA registration cancellation policy?

As of Sept. 18th, there are NO refunds for cancelled GA registrations. Hotel cancellations are subject to the hotel cancellation policies noted in the hotel section. All cancellations (hotel or registration) must be received in writing via email to Please include your confirmation number in your request. 

How do I find out if others from my community are attending?

Please contact your local Federation to see if there will be a contingent from your area. Find your local Federation.

How do I register for a hotel?

A discounted block of rooms has been contracted at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center.  Single/Double rates are $259, plus 6% sales tax and 10% occupancy tax. All hotel reservations must be booked on the GA registration and housing site by October 6th for GA preferred rates. Reservations requested after October 6th are subject to availability and may not be at the discounted rates. The GA rate is available for up to three days pre- and post- conference dates subject to availability, so we suggest that if you wish to extend before or after the conference, you make your reservations early. Reserve the conference dates on the housing page to complete your registration and then email with requests for additional nights. Await confirmation of availability prior to booking travel. 

A limited number of suites are available at prevailing rates. Reserve a standard room on the GA housing site and follow up with an email to for further information on suite availability and rates.

A one-night deposit will be charged approximately one month prior to arrival. 

Can I inexpensively get from a DC-area airport or train station to the GA?


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What is the closest airport to the Gaylord National Harbor?

The Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) is the closest airport to the Gaylord National Harborl. 

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What is the GA hotel cancellation policy?

A cancellation charge of one night's stay will be incurred if you cancel within 72 hours of arrival. All cancellations (registration and hotel), must be received in writing via email to Please include your confirmation number in your request. 

We are committed to making the General Assembly inclusive and accessible to all.

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