Chuck Todd to host presidential candidates’ forum at Reform biennial

'Meet the Press' moderator Chuck Todd will speak at Jewish Federations of North America General Assembly this weekend.
‘Meet the Press’ moderator Chuck Todd

Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd has been tapped to host a presidential candidates’ forum at the Union for Reform Judaism’s biennial in November.

The NBC News political director will interview 2016 presidential candidates one-on-one and give the hopefuls an opportunity to answer questions from URJ leadership and biennial delegates at the event scheduled for the evening of Nov. 7 at the Orlando World Center Marriott in Orlando, Fla.

“URJ’s Biennial, because of its timing, location and audience, will be a must-attend event for the top presidential candidates,” said Todd in a statement released by the URJ. “Florida has long been a key state in presidential elections, and I am very much looking forward to this unique presidential forum.

Candidates will be confirmed closer to the fall. A spokesperson for the URJ stated that they’ve been in ongoing conversations with candidates from both parties.

An estimated 5,000 Reform Jews are expected to attend the 73rd URJ Biennial from Nov. 4 to 8. Confirmed speakers include New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof, Haaretz columnist Ari Shavit and Member of the Israeli Knesset Stav Shaffir.

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