Toronto UJA Federation's Israeli Arab Issues Committee: Hi-t...

Toronto UJA Federation's Israeli Arab Issues Committee: Hi-tech and the Israeli Arab Workforce

Oct 26, 2012 10:00am - 11:30am

Please join the Israeli Arab Issues Committee at UJA Federation of Greater Toronto for an event on Friday, October 26th from 10:00 - 11:30 AM with Ramzi Halabi, Chair, and Smadar Nehab, CEO, of Tsofen . Tsofen is an Israeli non-profit organization that works for the advancement of Israeli Arab citizens into the hi-tech industry. Dr. Halabi and Ms. Nehab will share insights regarding the barriers and opportunities of creating high tech centres in Arab cities, providing thousands of talented engineers to Israeli industry. They will present the significant contributions Tsofen has made in only five years of operation on Israel's economy and society. JFNA's Social Venture Fund for Jewish-Arab Equality and Shared Society has funded Tsofen's high tech courses for 170 graduates and job placement for 210 engineers. Tsofen is expanding its geographic reach from Nazareth into the Triangle region in northern Israel. Click on this link to see a video of Tsofen's work: When and where: Friday, October 26th, 10:00 - 11:30 AM, Lipa Green Centre, 4600 Bathurst Street. Please confirm your attendance with Cecile Draper-Fisher at UJA Federation by email at [email protected] or phone 416-631-5727. *** Bios Dr. Ramzi Halabi - Chairman. Dr. Halabi is a lecturer at Tel Aviv University, the former Director of the Arab Business Club and the former Head of the Regional Council of Daliat-al-Carmel. He is active in promoting economic equal opportunities for the Israeli Arab sector. Dr. Halabi holds a Ph.D. in Social Sciences from Tel Aviv University. Ms. Smadar Nehab - CEO. Ms. Nehab is a technology entrepreneur and has held key positions in leading technology companies (EFI, Verisity, Mercury/Conduct). She brings broad experience in the initiation, the creation and management of technological organizations, and in organizational and technological consulting. Ms. Nehab earned a BA in Mathematics & philosophy of Science from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and M.Sc. in Computer Science from the Weizmann Institute in Rehovot.