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by Kaylee Hultgren | February 03, 2010

The Jewish Federations of North America has decided to move its 2010 General Assembly, which draws approximately 7,000 attendees, from Orlando to New Orleans. According to the organization's website, New Orleans is a better fit for the conference logistically; in addition, the federation chose to make the move since it raised approximately $30 million toward rehabilitating the Louisiana city after Hurricane Katrina. The JTA also is moving the concurrent annual women's philanthropy conference, the International Lions of Judah Conference. Jerry Silverman, president and CEO of  JTA, said, "Unfortunately, the space in Orlando does not meet the needs that would best accommodate both events, and the alternatives in Orlando logistically would have compromised the momentum built from GA 2009."