Thursday, August 23
A TWO-day conference and retreat on The Woman in Judaism, Christianity and Islam has been organized by the Hope Flower School and the Interfaith Encounter Association, which will bring together Israelis and Palestinians in non-political interfaith dialogue. The purpose is to get participants to know "the other" in his or her humanity and not in the guise of a political or national foe. The retreat, which will be held in the Guest House of the Austrian Hospice at the heart of the Old City of Jerusalem, has been organized to allow for religious and cultural songs of all three faiths as well as for spontaneous conversations through which friendships can develop. Check-in time on Thursday is 4 p.m. Cost for affiliates who have paid dues NIS 100; others NIS 170. For pre-registration, send a check to the Interfaith Encounter Association, POB 3814, Jerusalem 91037 or telephone (02) 651-0520 or e-mail Fathiey@interfaith-encounter.org. Price includes participation in seminar activities, accommodation in double rooms, meals on full-board basis and refreshments during breaks. Space is extremely limited and reservations will be accepted on a first come first served basis. Vegetarian meals will be available to those who request them when registering.
Tuesday August 28
YOUNG ISRAEL Synagogue, North Netanya, is the venue for a Seminar for UK Expats: "Protecting your Heirs: Inheritance & Income Tax, Trusts and Estate Planning." Presenters will be: Michael Brody, CPA (Israel) & FCA (UK) of Feldman, Brody & Associates, Jerusalem; Jan Fidler, Solicitor, Partner, Kuit Steinart Levy, Manchester; Philip Braude, FCCA (UK) & FSI (UK) & Investment Marketer (Israel), Trust & Estates Practitioner, CEO of Anglo Capital Ltd (Beit Shemesh) The seminar, which begins at 5 p.m., is free of charge but registration is required. For further details and registration, call (02) email@example.com
Monday, August 27
PRESIDENT SHIMON Peres, Finance Minister Ronnie Bar-On, Education Minister Yuli Tamir, former education ministers Shulamit Aloni and Yossi Sarid, Bank Discount Chairman Shlomo Zohar and Holon Mayor Motti Sasson have indicated their attendance at the Holon Education Conference, beginning at 12:30 p.m. and continuing into the night. Tamir will deliver the keynote address at the closing session and will speak on The State of Education. The conference will deal with the education budget, the crises in education, a computer for every teacher, the place of education in the list of budgetary priorities, salaries that teachers should earn in relation to those they do earn and other related subjects. Pre-registration is required. Participation fee is NIS 120. For further details and registration, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone: (03)638-2075.
Saturday, September 1
THE VAN Leer Jubilee celebrations will kick off with a three-day conference on "Religion and Democracy in Contemporary Europe" with the participation of leading academics from major universities in Europe, Israel and the US. The conference will be held at the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, 43 Jabotinsky Street. Participation is by invitation only. To receive an invitation, call: (02) 560-5276.
Sunday, September 2
FINANCE MINISTER Ronnie Bar-On and Tel Aviv Mayor Ron Hulda'i will attend a special event in the old railway station near Neve Zedek to hear from representatives of The Marker whom they consider to be the 100 most influential people on the Israeli economy. The by invitation only gathering will include most, if not all, the people on the list. Among them are Stanley Fisher, Lev Leviev, Matthew Bronfman, Nochi Dankner, Amos Shapira, David Weissman, Galia Maor, Yitzhak Tshuva, Arkadi Gaydamak, Noni Moses, Matthew Bronfman and quite a few people whose names may be less familiar to the general public, but whose clout is strong.
Thursday September 6
CLOSE TO 1,000 people are expected to attend an inventors conference to be held in the Smolarz Auditorium at Tel Aviv University. The accent of the conference will be on the invention and not the inventor with numerous Israeli inventions on display as part of a demonstration of Israeli ingenuity. The conference under the auspices of the Israel Center of Inventors aims to get across the message that the Israeli economy would not be what it is today without the massive contribution of Israeli inventors. For further details, call Ofer Shetrit (054) 669-9199.
JOHN BRYCE will host a conference on how to improve sales and service with the use of EPSS technology. Participation in the conference is free of charge. The conference begins at 9 a.m. at the John Bryce Training Center, 16 Tiomkin Street, Tel Aviv.
A MEMORIAL tribute to poet, political activist and partisan leader Abba Kovner will take place at the Bnei Zion auditorium, Beth Hatefutsoth, on the campus of Tel Aviv University at 5 p.m. Speakers will include Shlomo Lahat on behalf of Beit Hatefutsoth, Yehuda Bauer on behalf of Yad Vashem, Baruch Shuv chairman of the Organization of Partisans and Fighters against the Nazis, as well as several other prominent personalities.
Friday, September 7
TO MARK the 30th anniversary of the Tel Aviv University Law Review, a conference based on a perusal of important court cases will be held at 10 a.m. in the Buchman Law Faculty on the TAU campus. Speakers will include Professors Hannoch Dagan and Nili Cohen and Attorneys Meltzer and Avi Fisher. For further details, call (03) 640-7430.
Saturday, September 8
The International Institute of Counter-Terrorism (ICT) at the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya will host the 7th Annual Counter Terrorism Conference, beginning Saturday evening September 8, and wrapping up on September 11 with a memorial service for all victims of terrorism from around the world. More than 70 experts from over 15 countries are confirmed as speakers and panelists for the conference including top academics, politicians and security professionals. For more details, including a complete program, log onto the conference's Web site: http://www.ict.org.il/apage/4872.0.