UJC general assembly opens Sunday in Toronto

The general assembly (GA) of the United Jewish Communities, the umbrella organization representing hundreds of Jewish communities around North America, is set to open in Toronto Sunday. The five-day event will address issues ranging from Holocaust remembrance and elderly care to Jewish education, the plight of Jews in Europe and Israeli current events. However, a rather telling forum at this year's GA is titled, "Will Klal Yisrael matter to the next generation?", as Jewish officials and lay leaders will discuss a period marked by marginalization of Jewish identity and a decline in Jewish giving to Jewish causes.