International Lion of Judah Conference 2014


What are the dates of this year’s ILOJC?

The 2014 ILOJC will take place in New York City from September 7-10.  It will begin in the early evening of Sunday, September 7th and will end very late on Tuesday, September 9th.  Departures should be planned for Wednesday, September 10, 2014.

What is the hotel for the 2014 ILOJC?

The Marriott Marquis Times Square is the conference hotel.  We have secured a room rate of $370 per night for a single or double room, plus taxes and fees. Please note: hotel registration is a part of your online conference registration; you will not receive our discounted rate if you contact the hotel directly.

How can I find out about programming scheduled for the ILOJC?

Click here for a preliminary program. More details about the program will be available in the immediate future.

Can my spouse/partner/female adult relative join me at the ILOJC?

Adult daughters, daughters-in-law, nieces and granddaughters who are planning to become Lions of Judah in the 2015 Campaign Year are invited to register for the 2014 ILOJC.

Is registration still open for the conference?

Registration for the conference closed on August 1. Please contact or 212.284.6809 with any questions.

What is the ILOJC cancellation policy?

Registration refunds:

If you cancel before June 1, 2014, you will receive a refund minus a $50 processing fee.
If you cancel between June 1, 2014-July 1, 2014, you will receive a refund minus a $250 processing fee.
After July 1, there are NO refunds.
All cancellations MUST be received in writing via email to Please include your confirmation number in your request.
Please note: there will be NO exceptions or cancellation fees waived.
For information about cancelling a hotel room, please see the question below.

I’d like to travel to the ILOJC as part of a local group. How do I know if there’s one being formed?

Please contact your local Federation to see if they are arranging to travel as a group. Click here to find your Federation.

What if I need to modify my registration to change my arrival or departure details or other information?

Please send any change requests to: An adjustment confirmation will be sent to you.

How do I register for a hotel?

Hotel registration is now closed. Please contact with any housing changes.

How much will my hotel room cost?

The price for the ILOJC rooms is $370/night plus tax for single or double occupancy.

What is the hotel cancellation policy?

A one night hotel deposit will be charged at time of booking. Should the need arise to cancel your room after that date the following will apply:
Deposit will be refunded in full if notice is received in writing prior to June 30 less a $50 processing fee. After July 1, the one night deposit will be forfeited.

What if I plan to share a room? Do we both have to reserve a room?

If you are sharing a room, please have only one roommate register for the room and note the other as a roommate. If you would like to reserve a room for pre- and post- meeting dates, please complete your hotel reservation and then send an email to with your requested additional dates. We will check the hotel for availability and email a revised confirmation.

*Please note that if one roommate cancels, the remaining person will be charged for a single-person room.

I am a Kipnis-Wilson/Friedland Award winner. Can I bring a guest to the reception?

The KWF Awards ceremony/reception will take place on Tuesday evening, September 9, prior to the closing event of the ILOJC. This year, each recipient may invite two guests who are not attending the ILOJC to join them at a private cocktail reception and at the closing evening event, for which they must register and pay an additional fee. All the details of this process will be made clear as we approach the registration process in a few months.

How should I dress for the ILOJC?

Dress for the ILOJC is business casual. You may wish to dress up for the evening programs and your “free night” on the town! Given the autumn weather, we recommend that you bring a light jacket and/or raincoat.

Will the food provided at the ILOJC be kosher?

All meals provided by JFNA at the ILOJC are certified glatt kosher.

What provisions are made for those with disabilities?

Please contact with any special needs you may have and we will be happy to address them.

How will I get to and from one of the New York City area airports?

Taxis are a reliable form of transportation to and from all New York City area hotels and will cost around $50 from JFK, $30 from LaGuardia and $70 from Newark International Airport.

To view public transportation opportunities from a specific airport, please visit

Will there be vendors at the conference?

Yes! For the first time ever, the ILOJC will feature Pop-Up Shops. Our generous vendors, listed here, will be donating 10% of the total of all goods sold to Jewish Federations of North America supporting the work of the annual campaign. 

What’s the weather like in New York City in September?

September continues to be a warm month in New York City but the evenings can be a bit cooler. The average daily temperature is 76° F.

Do you have recommendations for free time in New York City?

We are confident that the ILOJC will keep you entertained for two and a half very busy days, but if you find yourself with extra time in NYC, please review our guide of synagogues, museums, shopping, salons and other places to visit here.

Do you have restaurant recommendations for New York City?

We have put together a list of kosher and non-kosher restaurants that we recommend for your time in New York City. You can review the guide here.

How do I find out more about ILOJC sponsorship?

For questions about ILOJC sponsorship, please contact Beth Mann.

I have additional questions about the ILOJC. Who should I contact?

For technical questions regarding registration, please contact our registration representatives by phone at 1-866-208-3140.

For all other questions, please contact Alison Garber at

For questions specifically about media coverage of the event, please contact Steve Rabinowitz at

Contact Us

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