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The Jerusalem Post's Jewish World Correspondent, Haviv Rettig, covers all the angles leading up to and including the annual UJC General Assembly 2007 - the largest annual gathering of Jewish leadership in the world. His reports will appear here as events unfold. Readers are invited to email him directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave comments at the end of the articles.
Today: Haviv's interview with Joe Kanfer, Chair of the Board of Trustees of the United Jewish Communities
Practically, the annual three-day General Assembly of the North American Jewish federation system will bring together the Jewish world's major donors, both institutions and individuals, with many of the activists and thinkers in Jewish life in North America and Israel. The event is well-publicized, with appearances expected from US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni, along with MKs, Tennessee's governor and many others.
But, according to Joe Kanfer, Chair of the Board of Trustees of the United Jewish Communities, the federation umbrella organization holding the event, the GA will be about something much more down-to-earth and practical. In an interview with The Jerusalem Post, Kanfer promised the GA will be about creating and disseminating practical ideas for improving Jewish life in the communities the UJC represents.
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