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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 • 9:45am - 10:35am
Morning Panel

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The morning panel and its following breakout sessions with each panelist explores:
  • Education, in the school system as well as higher education
  • Employment, including access to the job market, and training for readiness and employability
  • Israeli societal issues
  • The challenges of creating change from within the community

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Zika Abzuk

Business Development, Cisco
Zika Abzuk is a business development senior manager with Cisco Israel and is leading Cisco's new initiative of Country Digitization Acceleration in Israel. In this capacity, she founded the MaanTech program which supports the integration of Israeli Arabs into the high-tech industry under the auspices of President Shimon Peres, and together with Moshe Friedman she founded the KamaTech program which supports the integration of ultra-Orthodox... Read More →
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Rabbi Avraham Y. Grinboim

Director General, Nehora Educational Network
Avraham Grinboim established Nehora Yeshiva High about 15 years ago with a unique educational framework that provides the students with the ability to take matriculation exams while studying within an intense Torah environment.  Three years ago, a new project established additional yeshiva high schools based on a similar curriculum for young boys from Ba'al Teshuva families who were unable to integrate into regular yeshiva ketana... Read More →
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Sari Roth

CEO, Bontact
Sari Roth is an Israeli Haredi woman who resides in Bnei Brak. At the age of 32 and as mother of seven, she co-founded a start up company in the Voip field named Callme. Later on Sari co-founded a start-up named Bontact that provides communication solutions for businesses worldwide. Bontact has raised seed funding and a OCS grant and was selected to the Microsoft accelerator in Israel batch #6. The company currently employs several men and women... Read More →

Wednesday December 2, 2015 9:45am - 10:35am
Skylight Room