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The Tomorrow of Jewish Philanthropy

Date: Thursday, June 21, 16:00 - 17:30
Location: Oren 3 Hall

Jewish philanthropy has taken on many forms over history. Tzedakah (giving of charity), an ancient Jewish moral principal, remains the basis of the phenomena, but the nature of Tzedakah has changed in response to the challenges of the day.  What are the future trends in Jewish philanthropy, and what are the challenges it will face? How will the relationship between world Jewry and Israel affect the sources and objectives of Jewish philanthropy? What is the younger generation’s position regarding philanthropic efforts? Are recent technological developments an indication of further changes that will occur in Jewish Philanthropy? Will the number of donors increase significantly creating a new meaning of the Jewish principle of mutual responsibility – Kol Israel Arevim Ae Laze?





Mr. Eliezer 'Moodi' Sandberg, Israel: World Chairman, Keren Hayesod – United Israel Appeal; former Minister of National Infrastructure, Member of the Economic Cabinet, Minister of Science and Technology, Chairman of the Ministerial Committee on Science and Technology, Deputy Minister of Education, Culture and Sport, former Member of Knesset; former Chairman, Secretary General, Tsomet; former Chairman, Shinui; Chairman, Ethiopian National Project (ENP), National Innovation Fund of the Republic of Kazakhstan.




Mr. Alan Hoffmann, Israel: Director-General and CEO, Jewish Agency for Israel; former Director-General, Education Department, The Jewish Agency for Israel; former Director, Melton Centre for Jewish Education, Mandel Center for Jewish Continuity, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem; former Executive Director, Council for Initiatives in Jewish Education, NY; former Director, The Young Judea Year Course.


Ms. Martha Flisser, Mexico: Head, Lions of Judah Chapter; former President, Women's Division, Mexico, Keren Hayesod; official translator for the Office of the President of Mexico, the Senate, the Congress, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Recipient: "Burning Bush  Award " , Bet-El Community (Mexico); Yakir Keren Hayesod Award; Malintzin Award ( "National Major Prize" awarded by the National College of Interpreters and Translators).

Professor Frederick M. Lawrence, USA: President, Brandeis University; former Dean, Robert Kramer Research Professor of Law, George Washington University Law School; former Assistant U.S. Attorney, Chief of the Civil Rights Unit,  Southern District of New York; Trustee, Williams College; Member, Board of Directors, Anti-Defamation League. Author: Punishing Hate: Bias Crimes Under American Law (1999). Recipient: Metcalf Award for Excellence in Teaching, BostonUniversity


Mr. Mark Leibler AC, Australia: Senior Partner, Arnold Bloch Leibler, National Chairman, Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council; Life Chairman, United Israel Appeal of Australia; Governor, Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce;  Former Chairman, World Board of Trustees, Keren Hayesod - United Israel Appeal; Member, Executive Committee, Jewish Agency for Israel; Governor, Tel Aviv University, University of Haifa; Deputy Chairman, National Australia Bank Yachad Scholarship Fund; former Co-Chair, Reconciliation Australia.  Recipient: Companion in the General Division of the Order of Australia; '50 most influential business people in Australia', Business Review Weekly.


Mr. Ruben Troostwijk, The Netherlands: Member, Executive Committee,  Keren Hayesod; CEO, BubbleHub, SourceTag; Managing Director, Troostwijk Holdings; Chairman, Collectieve Israel Actie.



The panel has been developed in cooperation with Keren Hayesod


The panel will be simultaneously translated into Hebrew.


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