Events

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Get to Know Palestinian High Tech

“A rising tide will lift all boats” What may be one of the best kept secrets in the Middle East is the emergence of a globally competitive Palestinian high-tech industry. This development includes a great potential to outsource software from Palestinians to the benefit of their economy. In addition to providing hope and economic opportunities, this helps connect the Palestinian economy with the surrounding region and builds new bridges for future cooperation with the international community. Join us for an illuminating view of this phenomenon with perspectives from: Palestinian High-Tech EntrepreneursA Panel of High-Tech IsraelisThe World Economic ForumSilicon Valley European High-Tech Streamed live, the program will feature: Greetings by: Mirek DusekDeputy Head, Geopolitical and Regional AffairsWorld Economic Forum David TennenhouseChief Research OfficerVMWare Panelists: Jamil IsayyedHead of Software DevelopmentAXSOS Amer AbushammaDigital Commerce Practice LeadITG Software Yoram YaacoviVenture PartnerWest Fountain Global Fund Anwar AwadGeneral Manager & Vice PresidentIntel – Design Engineering Group Yadin KaufmannFounding PartnerSadara Ventures Husam BarkawiCEOITG Software, Inc. Rowan AlawiCEO & Founder3amal Bassma AliCo-Founder and CEOG-Gateway for Outsourcing Information Technology Frank MuellerCEOAXSOS AG Moderator: Avi NudelmanProject ManagerBreaking the Impasse Host: Yossi VardiAIFL Israel Board MemberIsraeli High-Tech Entrepreneur Please share with your friends and family and register on Zoom or watch live on AIFL's Facebook page.

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Inclusive Design: Innovative Movements for Well-Being and Rehabilitation

Developments in technology and design are creating new tools and redefining opportunities for people who experience barriers at birth or later in life. We will be speaking with two innovators who are empowering people to become the prime movers in their own lives.Dr. Maurit Beeri, has gained her unique insights while working with impacted children as Director General of Pediatric and Adolescent Rehabilitation at Alyn Hospital. Sarah Gluck, Movement Engineer and Founder of The Integral Body in Brooklyn, NY, has designed both public and personal spaces to encourage individual well-being. Participants will be given the opportunity to join in an innovative movement/healing segment led by Sarah. This session will share new developments from these different perspectives and highlight: *Practical design of home and workspaces that have evolved to promote inclusiveness and self-reliance;*Lessons learned from children’s rehabilitation that can be adapted for broader demographics;*Evolution of product design that is redefining different abilities; and*A method which integrates movement modalities, such as Pilates, Gyrotonic and Yoga. Streamed live from the United States and Israel, the program will feature: Dr. Maurit Beeri Director GeneralAlyn Hospital Pediatric and Adolescent Rehabilitation Center, Jerusalem Sarah GluckMovement EngineerThe Integral Body Wayne FirestoneExecutive DirectorAmerica-Israel Friendship League Please share with your friends and family and register on Zoom or watch live on AIFL's Facebook page.

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Advancing Women In Sports

Israeli and American women continue to excel in individual sports competitions at the national and international levels. In addition, many of these women have continued trailblazing in the next phases of their careers in a manner that is helping other women and girls. In Israel, Athena, the Professional Unit of the National Project for the Advancement of Women in Sports at the Wingate Institute, strives to establish a safe space for women and girls to thrive in sports.This panel will include current and former Israeli Olympic athletes, and advocates, in conversation with American professional athletes and agents. JWI’s CEO Meredith Jacobs moderates this panel with their unique insights on:• Efforts in both countries to advance women and girls • Unique challenges faced by women in sports• Balancing family, motherhood and a sports career • Emerging business opportunities• Equity issues in sports Streamed live from Israel and the United States, the program will feature: Danielle Cantor JewelerEVPF.A.M.E. NBPA Certified Agent Andi Murez Merav OlejnikDirector - ATHENANational Center for Advancement of Women’s Sports, Wingate Institute Diana Redman Vered BouskilaVice PresidentIsraeli Olympic Committee 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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Disability Accessibility & Advocacy Webinar

Creating better accessibility for all of our citizens has always been a challenge. With the mass move to online communications and other recent consequences of the pandemic, we can now envision and implement a stronger disability-inclusive society.This panel will include leading advocates, from Israel and the U.S., with lived experience in advancing disability accessibility. Join us for this fascinating discussion about the resiliency of this community and to explore these questions:What can abled people learn from the disability community through the pandemic?Have the governments in Israel and the U.S. been inclusive of the disability community in their planning for pandemic preparation or response? What self-care strategies have the disability community used to combat the isolation of quarantine and how can we grow from this experience?How has the pandemic created more opportunities for disability inclusion?Streamed live from Israel and the United States, the program will feature: Adv. Liron DavidPolicy and International Relations Chief OfficerENOSH Ariella BarkerJD, MPARespectAbility’s National Disability Speakers Bureau Mandy Leighton BellichachChair, BizchutThe Israel Human Rights Center for People with Disabilities Matan KochDirector of RespectAbilityCalifornia and Jewish Leadership Odeli-a FitoussiMember of UN Committee of the Rights of Persons with DisabilitiesFormer Board Member, Bizchut Host: Benjamin LachmanSocial Media ManagerAmerica-Israel Friendship League Moderator: Wayne L. FirestoneExecutive Director America-Israel Friendship League Please share with your friends and family and register on Zoom or watch live on AIFL's Facebook page.