Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life is once again partnering with the United Jewish Communities to involve college students in the most important annual gathering of the North American Jewish community, the UJC's General Assembly, November 8-10, 2009, in Washington, D.C. Students will have complete access to all UJC GA sessions and will have the ability to contribute their recommendations and perspective to the development of the community's agenda. Students can register online now.
The GA will be held at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C. The UJC is offering a highly discounted undergraduate student registration fee of $150, which covers registration and accommodations. Travel and meals are not included. A commuter rate of $100 is available for students living in the Washington, D.C. Metro area. Registration closes October 23, 2009 for non-commuters and October 29, 2009 for commuters at the latest. Additional information may be found on the Hillel Web page and on the UJC GA site.
Hillel students and professionals have played an increasingly prominent role in the UJC GA in recent years as participants and presenters. Hillel Vice Chairman Adam Bronfman addressed the UJC GA in Jerusalem last year, and several Hillel speakers contributed to the success of the 2007 GA in Nashville.
Hillel: the Foundation for Jewish Campus Life is a recipient of funds from the national federation/agency alliance through its supporting federations and United Jewish Communities. Created in 2007, the National Federation/Agency alliance is a partnership of 37 local Jewish Federations that provides significant funding and support to nine national Jewish agencies, including Hillel, under the auspices of the United Jewish Communities. The nine national agencies engage in critical work to build capacity; they advance the agenda and complement the work of the Federations and their local agencies in the United States and internationally. Hillel's Charles and Lynn Schusterman International Center also receives contributions from individual federations.