Thursday, September 15 The Bank of Jerusalem has initiated a conference of American philanthropic and not-for-profit organizations that support Israel. The conference, taking place in New York under the guidance of Loeb and Tropper, a leading accounting firm that specializes in overseeing philanthropy, will examine the various requirements of American law with regard to making philanthropic contributions to Israel. Representatives of some 50 organizations and institutions have registered for the conference. How to Teach Jews About Judaism in Today's World (Kiruv Skills), a lecture by Rabbi Adam Winston, author of Pleasures - A Jewish Approach to Life (Feldheim) and G-d - Tools to Experience the Ultimate (Feldheim), will be presented in English to members and friends of the Root & Branch Association. The event will take place at the Israel Center, 22 Keren Hayesod at 8 p.m. For details call: (02)566-7787. Admission charges are: NIS 25 non-members, Israel Center members NIS 20, students NIS 10. Sunday, September 18 The 17th World Congress on Safety and Health at Work: A Safer World for All, will be held from September 18-22 in Orlando, Florida. Sponsored by the National Safety Council, the International Labor Organization and the International Social Security Association this international forum of 3000+ professionals meets every three years to exchange ideas, research and best practices on highly topical issues in the area of Occupational Safety and Health. In addition to networking opportunities and papers on a broad range of topics, the congress will include several technical tours dealing with safety and health in agriculture, aerospace, maritime, manufacturing and mining. There will also be an exhibition showcasing the latest products and services of companies from around the globe. An International Film and Multimedia Festival will be an integral part of the event. For further details contact: John Ulczycki; phone: (630) 775-2160, e-mail: [email protected] or Congress Secretariat, National Safety Council, 1121 Spring Lake Drive, Itasca, IL 60143, phone: (800) 621-7619; (630) 775-2056, e-mail: [email protected] Tuesday, September 20 The Institutes for Desert Research and Water Research at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev will conduct two-day workshops on Microorganisms, water and aquifers. Sessions will include: Ecology and Activity of Microorganisms in the Subsurface; Microorganisms in Affecting Groundwater Quality - and other related subjects. For further details and registration call Ruti Kopel: (08) 659-6984. Thursday, September 22 Gush Katif: Loss of Life, Loss of Land - Healthy & Unhealthy Grieving, an illustrated lecture by Rabbanit Yeshara Gold, international director, Kids for Kids will be delivered in English under the auspices of the Root & Branch Association at the Israel Center, 22 Keren Hayesod at 7 p.m. Entry fees: NIS 25 non-members, Israel Center members NIS 20, students NIS 10. Monday, September 26 The London Stock Exchange's AIM Conference 2005, an annual one-day event celebrating its 10th anniversary, will feature a regulatory update that includes mining, oil and gas sectors; an in-depth session on the role of research for an AIM company; a session on investments and tax breaks; and another on corporate governance. There will be other related topics on the agenda. To register, phone: +44 (0)20-7797-1373 or e-mail [email protected] Tuesday, September 27 The 16th annual Gartner Conference on Information Technology worldwide, will be held over a two-day period at the Tel Aviv Hilton with the participation of 22 international analysts. Geared to top ranking officers and senior managers in the hi-tech and IT fields, the conference will be run on four tracks in order to accommodate 40 sessions. For information and registration call: (03) 648-4114. Authors Aharon Applefeld and Reuven Meiran will discuss Applefeld's new novel Poland, a Green Country at the Jabotinsky Institute, 38 King George Street, Tel Aviv at 7 p.m. The discussion will be in Hebrew. Wednesday, September 28 The Israel Cancer Association will host a symposium on "Celebrating Life" within the framework of Cancer Awareness Month. Speakers will discuss innovations in treatments; early detection of breast cancer; cancer related problems and numerous similar issues. A team of oncologists will be on hand to answer questions from the audience. The symposium is under the auspices of Roche Pharmaceutics. For further details and registration call: Yonina (03) 572-1615, Zahava (03) 571-9576 or Sylvia (03) 572-1618. Thursday, September 29 Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and Chief of General Staff Lt.-Gen. Dan Halutz will be the guests of honor at the Israel Management Center at the Tel Aviv Fairgrounds and Conference Center from 8:30 a.m. Sharon will speak at the opening session as will IMC chairman Benny Gaon, IMC Director-General Itzhak Chen, Histradut Chairman Amir Peretz, Shlomo Nehama, chairman of the board of directors of Bank Hapoalim, and Israel Makov, president and CEO of Teva. For registration and further details call: (03) 671-1900.