Friday, November 5, 2010

Name Droppin' from Holly Grove, New Orleans!

Wirtten by: Alana Kayfetz
The Projects, Eco- Green. Kehilla, Oct, 2010.
New Orleans is known for Lil Wayne, Trief, Mardi Gras, The Saints, and Hurricane Katrina. This year, the city will be the host for the 2010 GA!  

The General Assembly of Jewish Leadership (a.k.a the GA) is an annual convention of Jewish people from around the globe. The GA is like the Woodstock of Jewish influencers but instead of a glassy lawn, it takes place at a hotel.   

This years lineup is unreal! Not only do we get to spend a day repairing New Orleans, but the speakers list is extremely impressive.

Here is a list of the top 10 most impressive people that I hope to bump into:
  1. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu: Prime Minister of Israel
  2. Ehud Barak: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense in Israel
  3. Tzipi Livni: Leader of the Opposition in Israel
  4. Martin Fletcher: Special Correspondent- NBC News
  5. David Cygielman: CEO - Moishe House
  6. Marcus J. Freed: Director - Bibliyoga
  7. Nancy Lublin: CEO and Chief Old Person -
  8. Ruth Messinger: President of American Jewish World Service (AJWS)
  9. Rae Ringel: President: The Ringel Group, LLC
  10. Shira Ackerman Simchovitch: Director of Educational Content and Outreach Rechov Sumsum - Shalom Sesame/Sesame Workshop
As the mission statement says, I am excited to "be a part of the conversations that address current & emerging Jewish issues".  Stay tuned and I will be reporting on the celeb sighting and insight from this amazing experience!
For more info or to follow the happenings at the GA, go to

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