Events

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Gaps and Gains in Women’s Healthcare

While all men and women are created equal that does not mean their health needs are the same. For example, research now makes clear that detection and care for cardiovascular conditions can vary significantly based on gender. Even in other specialized areas, such as treatment of Chronic Kidney Disease, there are considerations specific to women, such as pregnancy, that can require a different approach.We have assembled a panel of leading medical professionals, and women’s health policy advocates, for an open discussion about the challenges of diagnosis, treatment and awareness of women’s health concerns. The panel will discuss both promising new treatments for breast cancer as well as the continuing challenges of education and access across different demographics. Among the topics to be covered are: The need for early detection and greater awareness campaignsProviding access and education to vulnerable populationsInnovative partnerships to promote women’s healthImprovement in medical treatment for previously considered terminal diagnosesChallenges around cultural and religious taboos Streamed live from Israel and the United States, the program will feature: Dr. Bella Koifman, M.D.Director, Women’s Heart Clinic, Department of CardiologyTel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center Dr. Moshe CarmonHead of The Breast Unit, General SurgeryShaare Zedek Medical Center Dr. Jennifer VerbeseyDirector of the Living Donor Kidney Transplant ProgramMedStar Georgetown Transplant Institute Andrea Wolf, Esq.CEOBrem Foundation to Defeat Breast Cancer Meredith JacobsCEO Jewish Women International Ruby ShamirExecutive DirectorAmerica-Israel Friendship League (Israel) ICONS is a partnership of Jewish Women International (JWI) and the America-Israel Friendship League (AIFL). Conversations are hosted by Ruby Shamir, Executive Director and Director of International Operations of the Israel Office of AIFL, and moderated by Meredith Jacobs, CEO of JWI , and alumna of the America-Israel Friendship League’s Influential Women Delegation. Please share with your friends and family and register on Zoom or watch live on AIFL's Facebook page.

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Multifaith and Gratitude: How Do We Give Thanks?

As we prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving in America, there is no better time to explore what different faith and community traditions have to have to say about the importance of showing gratitude and giving thanks. This year has been quite the challenge for everyone, so it may be difficult at times to find things for which we should be grateful.The AIFL has assembled a panel of faith and community leaders, to share how they have balanced this journey with expressions of gratitude and fostered an attitude of giving thanks in those around them. We will receive greetings from Galit Peleg, the Interim Consul General of Israel for Miami, Florida. We'll hear our panelists Rabbi Rachel Greengrass, Pastor Carlos Ortiz, Father Roberto Cid, Abdool Ghanie, and Sri Sudarshan. Rabbi Eric J. Greenberg will moderate conversation about topics such as: Practical steps to take in our own communities to strengthen our ability to manifest gratitude. Sharing traditions of gratitude and personal expressions of giving thanks from around the world among different faiths. In this time of pandemic, how can we elevate the importance of thanks. Can we foster gratitude in others? Gratitude in others?Streamed live, the program will feature:Rabbi Rachel GreengrassTemple Beth AmPastor Carlos OrtizHispanic DirectorThe International Fellowship of Christians and JewsSri SudarshanFounder and LeaderSKYLIGHT YOGAAbdool GhanieInterfaith CounselorAmerican Muslim Alliance of South FloridaFather Roberto CidSt. Patrick Catholic Church, Miami, FLOpening Greetings: Galit PelegInterim Consul General of Israel for Miami, FLModerator:Rabbi Eric Greenberg Director of Multifaith CooperationAmerica-Israel Friendship LeagueHost:Wayne L. FirestoneExecutive DirectorAmerica-Israel Friendship LeaguePlease share with your friends and family and register on Zoom or watch live on AIFL's Facebook page.