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FedPro is Jewish Federation’s conference that brings together approximately 500 professionals from across the Federation system, representing all departments, including those who have attended our FTPI (Finance, Technology, People, and Innovation) conference in the past. FedPro is an opportunity for pros to come together, exchange best practices and ideas, learn new skills and network with peers from across North America. Be prepared to learn and be appreciated for the work you do through an agenda that combines inspiring talks, lots of small group work, and moments of celebration. There will be networking opportunities throughout the conference that will allow you to connect with colleagues and have fun.  

FedPro is for all Federation professionals who would like to invest in their learning and growth and be with others from across the system. We are very excited to be able to offer content for professionals at all levels, including CEOs, senior executives, managers, associates, and everything in between. If you are a federation professional, this conference is for you. 

We are very excited to offer content for Federation professionals at all levels, including CEOs, and invite you to learn, socialize and celebrate as a group as well as alongside your teams. Conference sessions designed exclusively for CEOs include:

  • CEO Networking Breakfast – Monday November 6th from 7:30-9:00am.
  • Optional CEO dinner – Coming without your team and looking for dinner company? Join this dinner on Monday November 6th from 6:00-8:15pm. 
  • Special content sessions for CEOs. 
  • Small Federation Executive Institute including a governance session to prepare for the election of officers, and planning for the coming year.  
  • Opportunities for mentoring – Please contact us if you would be interested in serving as a one-time coach to a conference participant seeking to grow towards an executive role. Reach out directly to Rebecca.Ruberg@JewishFederations.org

More to come - Stay tuned!

November 5-7, 2023. The opening session begins at 2:00pm on Nov 5th and ends at 1:00pm on Nov 7th.  

Unfortunately, no. FedPro is organized as an in-person event and will not be recorded.  

Registration fees: $375 for Intermediate and Small Federations and $475 for Large and Large Intermediate Federations. 
The fee will increase to $499 for all participants after October 5, 2023. 

Registration will launch in early June.  Registration will close on October 27, 2023. 

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The deadline for all cancellations and refunds is October 5th. We cannot accept any substitutions or issue any refunds after this date. Cancellations are subject to a $50 processing fee. All cancellations and substitutions MUST be submitted in writing to the FedPro team.

All participants are responsible for making their own travel arrangements to and from FedPro. When making travel arrangements, please keep the following in mind: 

  • FedPro officially begins on Sunday, November 5th at 2:00pm and will conclude on Tuesday, November 7th at 1:00pm. 
  • The hotel is located 18.2 miles from O'Hare International Airport (ORD). Uber car service is available to and from the airport and will cost $40-50 from ORD. 
  • For those who are driving, valet parking at The Hilton Chicago is $79.00 per day. Self-parking is $65.00 per day. There is off-site parking available nearby. 

Due to unprecedented demand for FedPro, the Hilton Chicago room block is sold out. At this time, we recommend that you reach out to a nearby hotel to book your stay based on your own travel preferences and needs.

We have identified a list of hotels below that are within 1 mile of the Hilton Chicago. Rates are subject to availability.

Choose Chicago is also an excellent resource for identifying hotels in the Windy City. You may visit their hotel page for more information.

We look forward to seeing you in Chicago! Please don’t hesitate to reach out with questions.


Your confirmation will be emailed directly from the hotel once you have completed booking your stay from the link on the Hotel page. 

Please Note: Hotel reservations can be cancelled with no fee up to 48 hours prior to check-in. For cancellations within 48 hours, the hotel will retain a one-night deposit. We urge you to make your hotel reservations as soon as possible. Once the contracted room block is filled, reservations are subject to room and rate availability. 

All conference cancellations made prior to Oct 5, 2023 are subject to a $50 administrative processing fee for issuing a refund. On and after Oct 5, 2023, no refunds can be guaranteed. Hotel bookings must be cancelled directly with the hotel in accordance with the hotel’s policy. 

Partner with Jewish Federations of North America and learn more about the various levels of sponsorship opportunities to connect with our network. To learn more, contact Steve Gross at Steve.Gross@JewishFederations.org or (212) 284-6740. 

All food included in the registration cost is being prepared kosher by Zelda's Catering under supervision of Chicago Rabbinical Council. Click HERE for a list of some of the kosher restaurants nearby.  

There will be a conference app to keep us connected before, during, and even after FedPro. The app will be available closer to the conference and we will be communicating when it will be available to download. Once it is available, below are the instructions to access the app.  

  • Download the FedPro app from your app store - there will be both Apple and Android apps available. You can locate the app by searching for "FedPro" in your app store. 
  • Open the app and click on "Sign In" or "Create Account." 
  • Enter the exact email address that you used for registration and create a password. 
  • Once signed in, you should be able to view the event agenda, access your profile and start networking, plan meet-ups with other attendees, and receive updates during the conference. 

Once the app is available, we will provide links to download here as well as QR codes to scan. Feel free to contact the FedPro team for support in case you encounter any issues with accessing the app. 

Jewish Federations of North America holds the health and safety of its attendees, presenters, and vendor partners as its top priority when hosting in-person events. We strive to facilitate outstanding experiences and our commitment to creating a safe environment comes first. Jewish Federations of North America will abide by city, county, and state health and safety orders in which the event is taking place, as well as take precautions to protect those in attendance. We ask that our attendees monitor their health and if you’re feeling sick, we respectfully ask that you stay at home.

You may read FedPro’s code of conduct HERE. If while at FedPro, you have been involved in or have witnessed an incident that violates the Code of Conduct, please contact Liz Fisher, Chief Talent Officer, by calling 212-764-1576 and leaving a voicemail or via email at liz.fisher@jewishfederations.org.

If you have questions about the registration or hotel, please contact events@jewishfederations.org

If you have questions about conference content, please contact Jessica Balboni, Associate Vice President, Mandel Center for Leadership Excellence at Jessica.Balboni@jewishfederations.org or 212.284.6628. 



If You are interested in obtaining Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits through NASBA (National Association of State Boards of Accountancy), please follow these instructions:

  • Participation Confirmation: Ensure you have attended the FedPRO conference sessions and activities in their entirety. CPE credits are typically awarded based on your participation, so make sure to be present for the entire event.
  • Survey Questions: Be sure to answer the short survey at the end of the session on the mobile app. We will be able to keep track of the sessions you attend, including the session titles, dates, and times. This information will be needed when we report your CPE credits.
  • Request a Certificate: CPE certificates will be available upon request. Check with Arlene Quinones @ Arlene.Quinones@jfna.org to provide you with a certificate of attendance that specifies the number of CPE credits earned.

"The Jewish Federation of North America is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: 

Yehuda Gershonovitz, Director of Security, is in constant communication with local police, the FBI 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. You will need a photo ID and badges are required to access all convention sessions and the convention area.