New Law, New Opportunity: Ensuring Israelis with Disabilities Can Obtain and Retain Employment

Wednesday, October 26, 2022, 12:00pm – 1:00pm EDT

The Knesset recently passed the groundbreaking "Social Services Law for People with Disabilities," which aims to improve the lives of people with disabilities in a variety of ways. Among its many other benefits, the new law will open the door for increased employment and job training opportunities for people with disabilities, and it will create new opportunities for funders to engage in this field and in public-private partnerships in innovative ways.

In this webinar, we'll hear from Ayala Davidowitz from the Joint Distribution Committee who will brief us on the massive new opportunities this law makes possible. Reuben D. Rotman of the Network of Jewish Human Service Agencies will highlight NJHSA's recent study on best practice models in disability employment, as well as the launch of Project EM: Empowering and Employing our Community, a network providing jobseekers with all the assistance, resources, and tools they need to find work. We will learn from Erin Riehle about Project Search, a proven global cohort-based employment model that is poised to help Israelis thrive, as well as from Orly Fruchter, who will speak about the Azrieli Foundation's work in this arena. Most importantly, we will see how the new law enables multiple government ministries to work with service providers, philanthropy, employers, self-advocates, and other stakeholders to reduce poverty and advance opportunities in Israel.

Accessibility Note: Zoom captions will be turned on.


Ayala Davidowitz
Head of Strategic Partnerships, External Relations, and Resource Development
JDC Israel Unlimited

Shalom Elcott
Philanthropy curator

Orly Fruchter
Manager, Neurodiverse Initiatives
The Azrieli Foundation

Erin Riehle, RN, MSN
Director, Project Search

Reuben D. Rotman
President & CEO, Network of Jewish Human Service Agencies


Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi
Co-Founder, Mizrahi Family Charitable Fund (a DAF)

Tamar Frydman ·

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