Approximately 3,600 people gathered in Washington for the United Jewish Communities’ General Assembly. At a news conference Sunday, the UJC’s CEO and president, Stephen Hoffman, said that the Jewish federation system’s biggest challenges in the next decade are addressing the shortage of Jewish communal professionals, supporting Jewish education and strengthening ties with Israel. The two incoming top lay leaders of UJC, James Tisch and Robert Goldberg, called for the organization to be fiscally responsible, cooperate with other national organizations, be strong advocates for Israel and keep focused on its mission of helping Jews in North America and around the world.
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