Israel Arab Study Group: Lunch & Learn - Jewish Federati...

Israel Arab Study Group: Lunch & Learn - Jewish Federation of Greater Metrowest

Mar 13, 2013 12:00pm - 1:30pm

The Israel Arab Study Group of the Jewish Federation of Greater Metrowest New Jersey invites you to: Enhancing Shared Society in Israel: Economic Empowerment and Collaboration with Gal Peleg-Laniado of Givat Haviva & Chagit Rubinstein of Koret Israel Economic Development Funds on Economic Development Please join Metrowest Federation's Israeli Arab Study Group to hear about two different approaches to promote shared society in Israel. Gal Peleg will discuss Givat Haviva's approach of collaboration and cooperation amongst municipalities through their new initiative, Shared Communities where neighboring Arab and Jewish municipalities work together on joint local issues. Chagit Rubinstein will talk about KIEDF's program for Israeli Arab women as well as the significant role microfinance in Israel plays for financial inclusion of all its citizens. Where: JCC in Scotch Plains 1391 Martine Ave Scotch Plains, NJ 07076 When: March 13th, 12-1:30 PM Free and open to the public, lunch will be served. RSVP by Monday, March 11 by emailing [email protected] or call (973) 929-3031 *** Bios Chagit Rubinstein Chagit Rubinstein joined Koret Israel Economic Development Funds in 2005 as Director of KIEDF's Microenterprise Initiative, which she developed and implements. Chagit earned an MBA from INSEAD in France in 1990 and worked for over 10 years as a marketing manager for major Israeli exporters. In 2000 she was awarded a Hubert Humphrey Fellowship (Fulbright) to study Microfinance at American University in Washington DC. Her current position includes programs targeted primarily for various disadvantaged populations in Israel including welfare-dependent women and Negev Bedouin. Gal Peleg Laniado Gal Peleg Laniado is the Central Shaliach of Hashomer Hatzair Youth Movement in North America. Gal is also the Representative of the Givat Haviva Educational Foundation in the US. Givat Haviva aims to build an inclusive, socially cohesive society in Israel by engaging divided communities in collective action towards the advancement of a sustainable thriving Israeli democracy. Gal holds a MA in conflict Resolution and Mediation from Tel Aviv University and a BA in Communications and International Relations from Hebrew University of Jerusalem. View the official event flyer (284.4 kB) (