Monday, October 16
Root & Branch Society will host an Ecology Seminar on "Vegetarianism: For Healthier People and a Sustainable Planet" and |"Responding Jewishly to Israeli and Global Environmental Crises." Keynote speaker will be Richard H. Schwartz, Ph.D., president Jewish Vegetarians of North America and author of Judaism and Vegetarianism, Judaism and Global Survival and Mathematics and Global Survival. Also on the program is Shoshana Harari who will speak on "The Answer to Cancer." The first lecture begins at 7 p.m. and the second at 9 p.m. at the Israel Center, 22 Keren Hayesod Street, Jerusalem, Tel: (02) 566-7787. Israel Center Non-Members NIS 25, Israel Center Members NIS 20, Students NIS 10, Journalists and Israel Center Life Members Free.
Tuesday, October 17
Kesselman & Kesselman PwC Israel together with Morrison & Foster LLP and Capital Printing will host a conference on overseas joint ventures and acquisitions. Participants in the conference that opens at 8:30 a.m. at Gan Oranim, Tel Aviv, will include lawyers, bankers, accountants, CEOs and CFOs. The conference is specifically geared towards Israeli enterprises that want to penetrate the American market. Speakers from Israel and the US will examine various aspects of mergers, joint ventures and acquisitions and some will also share personal experiences. For further details and registration, call Gali or Einav at (03) 644-0404, extensions 134 or 140.
Thursday, October 19
The Israel-Latin America Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with Tel Aviv University will host a symposium on Academia, Economics and Business. The symposium will begin at 4 p.m. in room 001 of the Webb Building on the TAU campus. For registration and information, Fax: (03) 510-0058 or e-mail info@camaraisrael.
Writer and Editor Reuven Kossover, speaking under the auspices of Root & Branch will discuss "Looking at Jewish History through the Lens of the Jewish Calendar." He will be followed by Root & Branch founder and president Aryeh Gallin, who will speak on "The Coming (Temporary) Foreign Occupation of Israel and (Permanent) Return of the King." The lectures, at 7:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., respectively, will be held at the Israel Center, 22 Keren HaYesod Street, Tel: (02) 566-7787. Israel Center Non-Members NIS 25, Israel Center Members NIS 20, Students NIS 10, Journalists and Israel Center Life Members Free.
Friday, October 20
Prof. David Menashri, the incumbent of the Parviz and Pouran Nazarian Chair for Modern Iranian Studies, Professor at the Department of Middle Eastern and African History, and Senior Research Fellow at the Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies, at Tel Aviv University will address Friends of TAU on Iran as a growing power and the significance of this growth on Israel and the world. The lecture will take place in the Bar Shira Auditorium on the TAU campus at 11 a.m.
Monday, October 23
Israel in the aftermath of war is the theme of this year's Israel Management Center conference to be held at the David Intercontinental Hotel. In addition to many leaders in different fields of Israel's business community, speakers will include Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, Defense Minister Amir Peretz and Industry and Trade Minister Eli Yishai. For registration and further details, call (03) 671-1911/29/50.
Wednesday, October 25
Tourism Minister Isaac Herzog, who was one of the key Israeli spokespeople during the recent conflict in Lebanon, will address the International Forum and the English Speaking Friends of Tel Aviv University on "Defending Israel in Real Time." His lecture will be held at 6 p.m. in room 003 of the Naftali building on the TAU campus.
Tuesday, October 31
The Jaffee Center for Strategic Studies on the campus of Tel Aviv University will hold a study day in memory of the late General Aharon Yariv on the topic "The War in Lebanon and its After Effects ."
Monday, November 6
Israel Telecom 2006 will be held from November 6-8. Exhibits will focus on Israeli IT and telecommunications industry, including wireless, communications security, technologies, infrastructure, content, Internet, software, and start-ups. There also will be an International Exhibition, in which the world's major producers and leading service providers will participate. In addition to the exhibits, there will be professional interdisciplinary conferences, comprised of key note speeches, panels, discussions and workshops, with the guidance of the Steering Committee and participation of leaders in the world telecommunication community, analysts and regulators.
Tuesday, November 7
The first Global Rabbinic Task Force Conference convened by Sephardi Chief Rabbi Shlomo Amar in conjunction with the International Council of Jewish Women to try to find solutions for Agunot (women anchored in marriage by the disappearance of husbands or the refusal of husbands to grant a bill of divorce) will be held over a period of two days at the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs (JCPA).
Wednesday, November 8
The Prime Minister's Conference for Export and International Cooperation will take place at the David Intercontinental Hotel with the participation of hundreds of business leaders from around the globe, including some of the Israel Telecom participants who will stay on to move from one conference to the other. The Prime Minister's Conference will focus on R&D, initiative technology, sustainable development of energy and water resources, professional services in the global market, and financial conditions for international business. In addition to Prime Minister Olmert and various government ministers, the conference also will be addressed by representatives of foreign governments including Australian Communications Minister Helen Coonan. For further information and registration, call: (03) 644-0271.
Sunday, November 12
Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni will deliver the keynote address at the opening plenary of the four-days United Jewish Communities General Assembly at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The session will deal with the effects of the recent war on Israel, how Jewish communities responded and what more needs to be done. Livni is part of a large Israeli contingent led by Prime Minister Ehud Olmert who, towards the end of the GA, will discuss Israel's foreign policy challenges. Among the other Israelis participating are opposition Leader Binyamin Netanyahu, Education Minister Yuli Tamir, Tourism Minister Isaac Herzog, Governor of the Bank of Israel Stanley Fischer, Bank Leumi CEO Galia Maor, business tycoon and philanthropist Eitan Wertheimer and other leading figures representing Israeli organizations and institutions. The GA attracts more than 4,000 leaders from around the Jewish world.
Beyond the regular topics focusing on Jewish education, the prevention of assimilation, fostering Jewish identity, fighting anti-Semitism and dealing with Jewish communities in crisis, this year's GA will be top-heavy with Israel-related discussions. The comprehensive agenda includes the integration of Ethiopian immigrants; in the footsteps of Ben-Gurion towards the strategic development of the Negev; the volunteer sector and Israeli philanthropy throughout the war; fighting Hizbullah - a new kind of warfare; media coverage of Israel; how Israel looks to the average American; Israel on the North American campus; making the case for Israel; women on the frontline; investing in Israel; the challenges of radical Islam; US-Israel relations; what's next for Israel and the Palestinians; the Iranian threat; anti-Zionism as the new anti-Semitism; the United Nations and other related subjects. Concurrent with the GA, the Ben-Gurion Society, a philanthropic organization for people in the 25-45 age group will hold a National Young Leadership conference in Los Angeles to mark the 120th anniversary of the birth of Ben-Gurion and to discuss what remains to be done to realize his vision for the Negev.
Monday, November 13
The Fifth Annual David Bar-Illan Media Conference will be held at the College of Judea and Samaria where it was inaugurated and where it is held each year. The full day academic forum is held in memory of former Jerusalem Post Editor-in-Chief and senior Israel government spokesman David Bar-Illan. Topics on the agenda for this year's forum include: Foreign News Reporting during the 2006 Lebanon conflict; The Propaganda War: Israel vs Hizbullah; and Political Satire and its Impact on Israeli Society. For registration and further information, Tel: (052) 451-4011 or E-mail: email@example.com.
Wednesday, November 22
The national business conference for members of the construction and real estate community will take place at Meridian Hotel on the Dead Sea over a three-day period during which participants will hear lectures on new trends and developments and will be able to network with a view to doing business. A special session will be for CEOs and CFOs. For details and registration, call Tasya (09) 951-8061, ext. 147.
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