Cleveland Jewish News: JFNA GA: L.A. mayor grabs spotlight

November 13, 2017

LOS ANGELES – As a former chair of the board of trustees of United Jewish Communities, renamed in 2009 the Jewish Federations of North America, Joe Kanfer of Richfield has seen his share of General Assemblies – and he’s been impressed with them.

That was again the case Nov. 12 as Day One kicked off the three-day annual gathering of more than 140 Jewish federations and about 300 independent Jewish communities at the JW Marriott LA Live hotel.

“It was engaging plenary,” said Kanfer, who served as UJC board chair from 2006 to 2009. “The L.A. mayor was spectacular and so interesting. He was great.”