The Jewish Federations of North America has announced that Vice President Joe Biden will address its upcoming General Assembly. Biden will the the highest-ranking U.S. official to ever address the federation umbrella’s annual conference.
The General Assembly, scheduled for Nov. 9-11 in National Harbor, Md., will bring together attendees from 124 different Jewish communities through North America, Israel, and Europe.
This year’s conference will highlight and discuss issues such as rising anti-Semitism in Europe, threats to Israel, Jewish education in North America, and Jewish life on college campuses.
In addition to Biden, a number of other prominent American and Israeli leaders are set to speak at the General Assembly, including U.S. Supreme Court Justices Stephen Breyer and Elena Kagan, Israeli opposition leader MK Isaac Herzog, Israeli Ambassador to the U.S. Ron Dermer, and former U.K. Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks.