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Tuesday, August 18th
What is going on over there?  Israeli Civics 101 with Arié Levy - Director General, JFC-UIA


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Arié grew up in Montreal and was involved in community life since a very young age in camp life, local synagogue and as a student leader. He led many educational trips to Israel, took part and led several young leadership development programs, and was involved in various boards of Jewish communal organizations. He started his Jewish professional career as Director of Centre Hillel. Arié co-founded, “Magshimim”, a group Aliyah model from Montreal, joined the first group, and decided to live in the Negev.

In Israel, Arié worked in the fields of immigrant integration, fundraising, and Israel-Diaspora- relations. After working for the Jewish Agency as a Regional Manager in Kiryat Malachi/Hof Ashkelon with a network of West Coast Communities, he joined the Jewish Federations of Canada where he represented Montreal in their Beer Sheva/Bnei Shimon partnership and later led the Partnerships team for all of Canada. He is currently the Director of Israel & Overseas for Federation CJA Montreal, managing the philanthropic and Israel related educational activities of Montreal in Israel. In this role, he has helped deepen the connection between Montreal and Beer Sheva/Bnei Shimon regions to a mutually beneficial partnership, widened the involvement of Federation CJA with direct strategic support to the region and manages the implementation of many capital and programmatic “over and above” initiatives.  
Arié holds a  B.Sc. in Political Science from the University of Montreal (with a certificate at the Paris Institute of Political Studies), a Masters in Management from HEC Montreal Business School and an M.A degree in Non-Profit Management from Ben Gurion University with Distinction. He is now a PhD candidate in the field of Non-Profit management and impact investments. Arié currently lives in Metar (in the Negev) with his wife Ruth and five daughters. He is a company commander (in reserve) of the famous 7th Brigade in the IDF.


Tuesday, August 25th
What Keeps Me Awake At Night – Israel Security briefing with Dr. Eran Lerman - Vice President, Jerusalem Institute for Strategy & Security   


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Dr. Lerman was deputy director for foreign policy and international affairs at the National Security Council in the Israeli Prime Minister’s Office. He held senior posts in IDF Military Intelligence for over 20 years. He also served for eight years as director of the Israel and Middle East office of the American Jewish Committee. He teaches in the Middle East studies program at Shalem College in Jerusalem, and in post-graduate programs at Tel Aviv University and the National Defense College. He is an expert on Israel’s foreign relations, and on the Middle East. A third-generation Sabra, he holds a Ph.D. from the London School of Economics, and a mid-career MPA from Harvard University.

Tuesday, September 15th
Le’haim JSC- Rosh Hashana

Let's take a moment to celebrate the partnership and the work over the years - especially this year! 

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Tuesday, October 20th
New Models of Thoughts in Regional Work with Ronen Sabag

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Ronen Sabag is an ecosystem entrepreneur builder and social policy professional with over 10 years of experience in regional and local socio - economic development.


He is the founder and CEO of TEEM – Technological Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Maps. TEEM specialize in entrepreneurship ecosystems development in cities and regions. We use ICT Platform and Community Development tailor-maid process to help city governments, states, and federal departments to nurture, connect, develop, and secure entrepreneurship ecosystems growth.



Tuesday, November 3rd & Tuesday, November 10th
Part 1 & 2: Social Mobility in Israel with Erez Roeimi, Head of Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Rashi Foundation


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Erez is a social entrepreneur, and has been working to promote social mobility in Israel since 1999. Erez developed and led "City at the Center,” a city-based investment strategy at the Rashi Foundation, a joint venture with the Tauber Foundation. At City at the Center, Erez led strategies for systemic change in cities within the framework of local government, philanthropic foundations, and organizations from all sectors, and continues his work in this field today as Rashi's Head of Innovation & Entrepreneurship.



Thursday, November 19th
JSC General Meeting - An opportunity to provide updates  and catch up.

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