Highlights from the Israel Ideas Festival

More than 350 people joined us this week for our two-day hybrid Israel Ideas Festival

While Covid restrictions prevented us from holding the global in-person gathering in Tel Aviv that we had initially envisioned, the Festival nonetheless provided us with a much-needed opportunity to connect (for those of us fortunate enough to be in Tel Aviv and New York, that included in-person shmoozing!) and to address some of the big issues facing Israel and the Jewish people.

(Above: The scene in Tel Aviv)

We are particularly grateful to President Isaac Herzog for speaking Tuesday, to Channel 13 Lead Anchor Tamar Ish-Shalom for masterfully hosting and facilitating Monday's program, and to the many experts and leaders who shared their time and perspectives. Watch President Herzog's speech here or below, and stay tuned in the coming days and weeks for videos of the Festival's many programs and workshops, which included deep-dive workshops on Jewish-Arab relations, at-risk women, arts and culture, impact investing, workforce/human capital, and education. 

You can also read about the Festival in eJewish Philanthropy.

(Above: The scene in New York)