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The conference will take place January 12-14, 2025  at the Marriott Marquis in Atlanta, Georgia. The conference will begin around 4:00 pm on Sunday, January 12, and will conclude by 2:30 pm on Tuesday, January 14. More specific timing will be available as program details are released.

Female philanthropists who are considered a current Lion of Judah in their home community.  Please contact your local community if you have any questions about this. 

Future Lions include daughters, granddaughters, and special friends of Lions of Judah aged 18-32 are invited to accompany a Lion and attend the conference.

The impact of the 146 Jewish Federations across North America changes lives in North America, in Israel and around the world. Jewish Federations identify, support, and address the full range of social service issues. We provide life-saving humanitarian relief, and breakthrough programs for all ages, and sustain Jewish community today and for future generations. Together, we collectively raise and distribute billions annually for social welfare, social services, and educational needs.  We also protect and enhance the well-being of Jews in 70 countries worldwide.

The ILOJC Co-Chairs are Dana Keller from Hartford and Danielle Wild from Cleveland.

The conference registration fee is $1,599 per person. This fee includes all conference programming and meals with the exception of Monday evening dinner which is organized by each community. The conference fee does not include airfare and hotel accommodations. During the registration process, participants will be prompted to book hotel at the Marriott Marquis.

Once you register for the conference you will be provided instructions on how you can make hotel reservations. The cost per room is $249/night, plus applicable state and local taxes. You will have the option to book a single or double room.

We recommend flying into Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

Speak with your local women’s professional to see if they are arranging transfers to/from the airport. Ubers and rideshares are widely available. 

As the program develops, we will share updates via email and on lionconference.org

Mazel Tov on being a KWF Award Winner! As with the past few conferences, the International Lion of Judah Conference is only open to current Lions of Judah (with the exception this year of Future Lions: daughters, granddaughters, and special friends of lions, aged 18-32 are invited to participate and accompany a Lion). Spouses, partners, and friends who are not Lions of Judah cannot attend. We know that you will celebrate at your local community events with family and friends. Please contact your local professional if you have questions about how your community will honor you locally. 

The conference does not have a remote option.

Please contact your local Women’s Philanthropy professional for questions about purchasing or upgrading your Lion pin. We recommend starting this process as soon as possible.

Individuals canceling after November 15, 2024 will not receive any refund for registration fees paid. Cancellations before November 15, 2024 will receive a full refund minus a $100 administrative fee. Please note that there will be NO exceptions to this policy and there will not be any cancellation fees waived.

We strongly suggest purchasing “cancel for any reason” travel insurance. While we cannot recommend a specific policy we recommend visiting www.squaremouth.com where you can explore various travel insurance options.

You may cancel your hotel reservation without penalty up to three days before your arrival  by calling +1 (404) 521-0000 or through your Marriott Bonvoy account if you have one.

Yehuda Gershonovitz, Jewish Federations of North America’s Director of Security, is in constant communication with local police, relevant security personnel, and the Secure Community Network to set up safety protocols and to make sure that the conference will be secure and safe from start to finish. Badges are required to access all conference sessions and events. Badges will be provided upon check-in at conference registration. Non-registered persons will not be allowed access to any event

Yes!  Through sponsorship of JFNA’s International Lion of Judah Conference, you’ll receive premier access to prominent and influential women philanthropists.  We offer a diverse array of sponsorship opportunities designed to meet your specific goals. Our dedicated team will work with you to craft a customized solution that maximizes your impact and reach. To discuss a partnership, please contact: Mandy Kaiser-Blueth Associate Vice President, National Women’s Philanthropy.

Yes! Please check back on lionconference.org in July for information about how to apply to have a table at the ILOJC  boutique. 

Please contact your local Women’s Philanthropy professional with any questions.