June 1, 2023

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Unleashing the Power of Innovation: Reinventing the Old for an Exciting Future

Daniel Smokler, Chief Innovation Officer of Hillel International, talks to JFN President and CEO Andres Spokoiny about how the philosophy of l'chadaysh et ha'yashan, renewing the old, informs his practice of innovation, how his family history of philanthropy influences his own journey, the changes in rabbinical leadership, and the delayed awakening that could come out of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Avi Hasson on How Israeli Climate Tech Can Shape the Region

Wednesday, June 7 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm EDT | New York City

JFN members are invited to join us in New York City for cocktails and conversation with Avi Hasson, CEO of Start-Up Nation Central, on Wednesday, June 7th. Avi will explore latest developments in Israeli climate tech and its role in establishing and solidifying the Abraham Accords. Avi, a titan of Israeli high tech, will share insights on how innovations in climate and sustainability have helped advance relations with Israel’s new regional allies over the common cause of combatting climate change. Avi will be in conversation with Carly Maisel, Global CEO of the Kirsh Foundation.

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