International Council of Jewish Women – SAVE THE DATE
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14 – 17 November 2021
The Herczeg Jerusalem Seminar for Jewish Education
We are pleased to announce that the ICJW Rosita and Esteban de Herczeg Seminar for Jewish Education, postponed from May 2021, will take place, G-d-willing, in November 2021 in Jerusalem. We hope that the successful international vaccination campaign and the relaxation of travel restrictions will allow women from around the world to attend. Recognizing that this may not be possible for everyone, we have decided to run a “hybrid” Seminar – meeting in Jerusalem, broadcasting the sessions live on Zoom, and sharing the recordings for watching later.
The Seminar Planning Committee has worked throughout the pandemic to put together an exciting program. The theme of the Seminar will be: “Resilience and Opportunities – The Challenge for Feminine Leadership in an Uncertain Era”. The sessions will address issues of relevance to Jewish communities around the world, with a diverse program of excellent speakers, panel discussions, informative tours, and enjoyable social events. The topics will include feminine leadership, resilience in an age of uncertainty, Jewish identity, antisemitism, and useful skills for leadership.
About the Seminar
The Herczeg Jerusalem Seminar for Jewish Education was endowed by Rosita and Esteban de Herczeg and is held every four years in Israel. The objectives of the Seminar are to advance Jewish education and strengthen Jewish identity among the leadership and membership of ICJW’s affiliates, provide tools for Jewish leadership in their communities, and deepen connections between affiliates. The Seminar is an exciting joint learning experience and an opportunity for Jewish women from around the world to meet and share ideas, while exploring educational and social enterprises in Israel. We are confident that it will be an empowering and worthwhile experience that will inspire the activities of all our affiliates and encourage more women to get involved.
Plans for November
The seminar will start on Sunday evening, 14 November, and end on Wednesday evening, 17 November. The ICJW Executive Meeting will be held on Thursday, 18 November at the same location. We are looking into booking a block of rooms in two hotels in central Jerusalem – one luxury and one budget price – and there will be opportunities for participants to extend their stay before or after the Seminar if they wish to do so. Our travel agent Lisa Rubin from Authentic Israel is available to help you plan your visit to Israel, including airport transfers and additional arrangements if you decide to stay longer. Spouses and families may want to take advantage of the opportunity to tour Israel after the reopening of travel.
When the details of costs will be finalized, we will distribute a Registration Form and ask for a deposit. We have been assured that registration payments are fully refundable in the event that the seminar is cancelled due to forces beyond our control, although participants will need their own travel insurance to cover flight cancellations, etc. ICJW grant information and applications will be sent out by the ICJW Office. The deadline for Registration for the Seminar will be September 12.
We hope to be able to send further details in the coming weeks, but for now please share this information with your membership, and encourage them to consider attending what promises to be a fascinating and inspiring event in Israel.
We look forward to seeing many of you at the Herczeg Seminar in Jerusalem in November!
Penelope Conway Gila Oshrat
ICJW President Chairperson, Herzceg Seminar
ICJW Vice-President, Israel