Israel’s Arab Society – Update on Needs, Activities and Philanthropic Responses to the COVID-19 Crisis

Thursday, April 30, 2020, 1:30pm – 2:45pm EDT

*Out of respect for our speakers’ Ramadan Iftar meal, our webinar will begin later than usual

On March 31, Arab civil society leaders and mayors established a dedicated Emergency Situation Room for Arab Society to coordinate a national Coronavirus response. Its purpose is to address the specific needs and realities in Arab communities and find ways to support local authorities in meeting related health and welfare priorities. In parallel, a situation room was established in the Negev to address the specific crisis-response needs in Bedouin society.

Join us for a discussion from leaders in the field about the unique needs of Israel’s Arab citizens and the work of both the national Arab Emergency Situation Room and the Negev Situation Room two months into the crisis. We will also hear from JFN members who are involved in crisis relief efforts in Arab society.

In partnership with the Inter Agency Task Force on Israeli Arab Issues and Social Venture Fund for Jewish Arab Equality and Shared Society.


Alan Divack
Social Venture Fund for Jewish Arab Equality and Shared Society


Professor Nihaya Daoud
Public Health
Ben Gurion University

Ahmed Al Sheik
Executive Director
Galilee Society

Kher Albaz
Chair of the Board

Batya Kallus
Israel Director
Social Venture Fund

Adina Shapiro
Board member
Bader Philanthropies and Mubadarath Foundation

Tamar Frydman ·

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