The annual UJC General Assembly, basically the biggest confab of Jewish leaders in North America, begins this Sunday in Washington, DC. The Big Lipowsky is packing his bags and heading down to follow around our contingent from UJA Federation of Northern New Jersey.
Highlights of this year’s conference include:
U.S. President Barack Obama
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
Natan Sharansky, head of JAFI and a former Soviet refusenik
And a series of panels with such local leaders as Leonard Cole and Rabbi Noam Marans.
I’ll be updating the blog throughout the conference (provided I find a wireless connection) and will have a full report in the pages of the Standard when I return.