Conference Circuit

MUSLIM-JEWISH Relations in India is the subject of a lecture to be delivered by Navras Jaat Aafreedi, Ph.D., who is visiting Israel from India.

Sunday, June 17 A HEBREW seminar on "The Tax System in Israel" will be held from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Maiersdorf Faculty Club, on the Hebrew University's Mount Scopus campus, in cooperation with academic figures from the Hebrew University and other universities and leading figures from the world of finance and economics. For further details, call: (02)-588 3167. ISRAELI PUBLIC Diplomacy is the subject of a lecture to be held at 12 noon in the conference room of the Abba Eban Center, ground floor, the Truman Institute, Mount Scopus campus, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The speaker is the deputy director-general of media and hasbara at the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The event is under the auspices of the Abba Eban Center for Israeli Diplomacy at the Harry S. Truman Institute for the Advancement of Peace. For further details, call: (02) 588-2329. THE ISRAEL Ireland Friendship League, in association with the Open University, will host a lecture evening within the framework of Bloomsday events. The lecture by Prof. Comac O'Grada, Head of the Economic Department University College Dublin has been arranged with the support of the Cultural Division of the Department of Foreign Affairs of Ireland. Prof. O'Grada has published a book Jewish Ireland in the Age of Joyce, and his lecture is based on its contents, including the true story of the rise and fall of Dublin's Little Jerusalem. The lecture will be held at The Open University of Israel, Neudorfer Auditorium, Dorothy De Rothschild Campus Rehov Ravutski 108, Ra'anana (entrance of university at Ra'anana North Junction) at 7:30 p.m. The program includes a reception and a musical interlude. Entrance fee is NIS 25. Monday, June 18 MUSLIM-JEWISH Relations in India is the subject of a lecture to be delivered by Navras Jaat Aafreedi, Ph.D., who is visiting Israel from India. His lecture at the Israel Center, 22 Keren Hayesod Street, Jerusalem, is under the auspices of Root&Branch and will begin at 8 p.m. Admission charges: NIS 25 Israel Center non-members; NIS 20 Israel Center members; NIS 10 students; NIS 5 Israel Center life members; journalists free. THE ISRAEL Trade Fairs & Convention Center presents Technology 2007, the International Exhibition for Industrial Technology at the Tel Aviv Fairgrounds. The exhibition will remain on view until June 21. The 19th exhibit of its kind, Technology 2007 is Israel's largest and most prestigious technology exhibition. The current exhibition will be the largest to date, demonstrating Israel's world acclaimed achievements in hi-tech and science-based industries alongside those of scientists and technologists from around the globe. Rapid technology developments of the past decade have placed Israel as a hi-tech attraction in the Middle East, making Technology 2007 a "summit meeting" of trade people, manufacturers and buyers and offering excellent opportunities for business exchanges information and the establishing of new contacts. More than 60,000 visitors are expected to attend. Technology 2007 will include seminars and business meetings as well as an executive business club at which exhibitors can get together and network. The Exhibition will be open to the public from Monday, June 18, to Thursday, June 21, from 11:00 a.m. to 9 p.m. each day. THE FORUM for Policy and Strategy of the Institute for Zionist Strategies will convene at 7 p.m. at the Institute for Zionist Strategies offices, 14 Sderot Eshkol, 11th floor (front door entry code: 7770#) Ramat Eshkol, Jerusalem, to listen to television military commentator Maj. Gen. Yaakov Amidror (res) who will analyze the challenge of "An Immediate Military Solution to the Missile Attacks on Sderot." General Amidror has been one of the most prominent advocates for confronting challenges head on rather than hiding behind excuses, and his remarks and responses to questions promise to be interesting, stimulating and provocative. The presentation and discussion will be in English. Tuesday, June 19 AWARE THAT many cancer patients suffer difficulty and discomfort during the course of treatment, The Kiryat Shmona and Upper Galilee branch of the Israel Cancer Association will hold a symposium on "Quality of Life During the Treatment Period." Issues to be discussed include marital intimacy, tiredness and sleep disorders during chemotherapy, group therapy and support networks. The symposium is free of charge and will be held at 4 p.m. at Tikvateinu Community Center, 32 Trumpeldor Street, Kiryat Shmona. For further information, call Sara at (04) 851-1712/5 between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. A ONE-DAY seminar for physicians focusing on the implications of the "Dying Patient Act" will take place at Mishkenot Shaananim, Jerusalem, under the auspices of Tishkofet, a non-profit organization providing educational and supportive experiences for patients, families and professionals dealing with serious illness and end of life. The seminar is being offered with a special grant from the Jerusalem Foundation and in cooperation with the Center for Aging of Shaare Zedek Medical Center and other local hospitals. Tishkofet is supported by UJA-Federation of New York as part of its spiritual care initiative in Israel. The Dying Patient Act was activated in December 2006, and attempts to regulate treatment of the dying patient. Physicians have been grappling with the dilemmas of the dying patient since the formal practice of medicine began. The new Israeli law places the doctor at the center of the storm. The seminar has been tailored to help physicians process this sensitive issue so that they can be true resources for patients and families during this stressful time. The seminar is free, but places are limited. Reservations can be made by contacting (02) 631-0803, or The program will feature Prof. Mordechai Halperin, Head of Ethics in the Health Ministry who has been appointed to oversee the administration of the law. The seminar will also provide experiential learning workshops for participants to comprehend the ethical, moral and psycho-social issues brought about by this law. A panel discussion will feature Prof. Tamar Peretz MD (Chair-Dept Oncology, Hadassah Medical Hospital, Ein Kerem), Dr. Nathan Cherny MD (Director of Oncology and Palliative Care Medicine, Shaare Zedek Hospital), Dr. Shaya Wexler (Director of Metabolic Disorder Clinic, Hadassah Medical Hospital, Mt. Scopus), among others. REPRESENTATIVES FROM Israel's leading medical centers and medical research institutions will participate in a two-day conference on the Resistance of microbes to antibiotics. This has become a troublesome problem in many parts of the world. In Israel it can be resolved, providing that Israelis remain aware and alert to its symptoms and possible outcome. At the conference, beginning at 8 p.m. at the Golden Crown Hotel, Nazareth, participants will discuss methods of preventing infection and contamination in light of the Dutch experience. The problem as such will be examined from all its aspects. Health Minister Yaakov Ben Yizri will attend some of the sessions of the conference. THE ZIONIST General Council will convene for four days of deliberations at the Inbal Hotel, Jerusalem. Key subjects on the agenda are: renewal and structure of the Zionist Movement; and Anti-Semitism, Anti-Zionism and Anti-Israelism. STRENGTHENING THE North of Israel - The Road to Recovery is the theme of the Keren Hayesod-UIA conference that is deliberately being held at the Dan Carmel Hotel, Haifa, so participants from around the world can see the damage that was inflicted by Hizbollah rockets fired across the border from Lebanon . JEWISH MEAN time will NOT be observed at the Root&Branch-sponsored lecture at the Menachem Begin Heritage Center in Jerusalem where Prof. Asher Kaufman will speak on: "Where is the Temple Mount: Holy of Holies." Because the program is being filmed, latecomers will not be admitted. The doors open at 7:30 p.m. Admission is NIS 20 per person payable at the door. For further information, call: Avinoam Ben Mordechai: (052) 634-4330. Wednesday, June 20 THE FIRST in a series of wealth management conferences presented under the auspices STEP - Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners will take place in the Beit Ticho Gallery, 9 HaRav Kook Street, Jerusalem, at 6 p.m. and will be devoted to estate planning and estate management. Don Shrensky will speak on "Understanding US Estate Duty;" Chaim Katz will discuss "Estate Planning in Israel;" Philip Braude will talk about "Effective Management of Estates;" Jeremy Cohen will deal with "Taxation of Testamentary Trusts;" and Alon Kaplan will relate to the "Use of Testamentary Trusts in Israel." Thursday, June 21 THE RESPONSIBILITY of the office bearer from government to board of directors will be debated at a conference organized by the Israel Management Center at the Sheraton City Tower Hotel, commencing at 8 a.m. Participants will include Iris Stark, chairperson of the Board of Directors of the Ashdod Port Company; Danny Goldstein, chairman of the Association of Publicly Traded Companies; Members of Knesset; senior representatives of government companies and the Israel Broadcasting Authority; heads of law firms; and key partners in accountancy practices will discuss issues such as relations between the justice system and the business world; personal and national responsibilities; financial stability in Israel and many other related subjects. For further details and registration, call: (03) 671-1902. Sunday, June 24 KFAR BLUM, well known for its annual music festivals, is adding another string to its bow with a three-day festival of intensive, in-depth, Jewish-Israeli learning on culture, art and Jewish heritage as well as tours in the area to touch base with archaeology, ancient Israeli history and the beauty of nature. For a brochure outlining all the activities planned for the three days, call: (04) 681-6640/2 and for reservations call: (03) 604-5000.