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Dec. 2, 2015
CUNY Graduate Center, Skylight Room
365 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY

Join other funders from the US, Israel, and Europe for a one-day conference to discuss approaches to employment and economic empowerment for the Haredi community in Israel

Registration is now closed. To authorize walk-up registration, please contact conference@jfunders.org. 

Registration fees—JFN members: $200 / Non-members: $250  |   + $25 onsite reg fee

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Wednesday, December 2 • 12:30pm - 1:40pm
Lunch Program

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The lunchtime session will focus on two issues. First, Rabbi Menachem Bombach speaks about the issue of legitimacy within the Haredi population for these new initiatives to drive education and employment. Second, Yaron Neudorfer explores the financial instruments for investing in this field, specifically the innovative social impact bonds, that form a collaborative approach between government and funders. This initiative is spearheaded by Sir Ronald Cohen at Social Finance Israel.

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Menachem Bombach

Executive Director, Torah Academy
Menachem Bombach Menachem Bombach directed the “Lezion Berina” high school, which was awarded the Religious Education Prize; founded a preparatory program for Haredi students at the Hebrew University; and directed the youth department of the Beitar Illit local authority. Currently, he leads the Berdichev Hassidic community in Beitar Illit and is the head of its seminary for young people, Torah Academy, which he also founded. He is a... Read More →
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Yaron Neudorfer

CEO, Social Finance Israel
Yaron Neudorfer is the co-founder and CEO of Social Finance Israel, Israel’s first social financial intermediary, developing Social Impact Bonds and other social products of that may combine social performance with financial returns.  He previously served for seven years as CFO of the Jewish Agency, overseeing a budget of more than $400 million and responsible for all fiscal, financial and budgetary considerations of the organization... Read More →

Wednesday December 2, 2015 12:30pm - 1:40pm
Skylight Room