Events

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Covid-19: Balancing Healthcare and Economic Policy Interests

COVID-19 has affected the entire world and every country is reeling from fast paced decisions that were made in the immediate outbreak of the crisis. However, what of the future? What have we learned thus far to protect, not just the health of our citizens, but also protect our countries’ economies? Join AIFL, along with a panel of highly esteemed economic and healthcare policy researchers, to discuss the current atmosphere in the political policy making world; how should policy makers balance between competing economic and healthcare interests; how will this impact our society. We will hear from: Professor Dan Ben-David, Shoresh Institution for Socioeconomic Research and Tel-Aviv University Ezekiel J. Emanuel, M.D., Ph.D., Vice Provost for Global Initiatives, Co-Director of Healthcare Transformation Institute, and Levy University Professor Perelman School of Medicine and The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania Professor Ayal Kimhi, Shoresh Institution for Socioeconomic Research and Hebrew University Guy David, Ph.D., Gilbert and Shelley Harrison Professor of Health Care Management, The Wharton School; Professor, Medical Ethics and Health Policy, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania Among the questions the panel will discuss are: What should health system leaders do now to deal with our current issues? Why did Israel and the U.S. experience a second wave of the pandemic so quickly? How can governments do better to prevent outbreaks?Was the sidelining of economic interests at the first phase detrimental to how we coped with the pandemic in the long run? Streamed live from Israel and the United States, the program will feature: Professor Dan Ben-DavidShoresh Institution for Socioeconomic Research and Tel-Aviv University Ezekiel J. Emanuel, M.D., Ph.D.Vice Provost for Global InitiativesUniversity of Pennsylvania Professor Ayal KimhiShoresh Institution for Socioeconomic Research and Hebrew University Professor Guy DavidChair of the Health Care Management DepartmentThe Wharton School Host: Jonathan BarsadePresidentAmerica Israel Friendship League Please share with your friends and family and register on Zoom or watch live on AIFL's Facebook page.

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On and Off the Court - Israel’s Basketball Legends

Tired of sitting on the bench and staring at virtual basketball fans? Join us courtside for an assemblage of the Israeli Basketball Dream Team that includes Tal Brody, Captain of Israel Team for the win at the EuroLeague Championship, Aulcie Perry, American-Israeli Team Maccabi with two EuroLeague Championships and Deon Thomas- drafted by the Dallas Mavericks as the 38th overall NBA pick and later played for Maccabi Tel Aviv from 2003-05, winning the Israel Cup and Championship and the Euroleague Title twice. Shay Doron was the first Israeli to play in the WNBA or NBA, the first to win a college national championship (2006 with Univ. of MD), and the first to win a Eurocup title. From 2005-2009, Fanan Liron was assistant general manager for Maccabi Tel Aviv and is the current Director of G League Player Development at the Canton Charge and part of the Cleveland Cavaliers franchise. Basketball in Israel has grown to become a national pasttime. It attracts tremendous team loyalty within Israel and instills pride when Israel competes in the EuroLeague each year and when its players and coaches are recruited to the NBA. During this virtual pick-up game, moderated by sports podcaster Rabbi Jeremy Fine, we will cover topics such as: Connection between NBA players and coaches who choose to play and coach in Israel Showcase the legends of Israeli basketball champions in the EuroLeague Streamed live from Israel and the United States, the program will feature: Tal Brody Aulcie Perry Deon Thomas Shay Doron Liron Faran Jeremy Fine Host: Jonathan BarsadePresidentAmerica-Israel Friendship League Please share with your friends and family and register on Zoom or watch live on AIFL's Facebook page.

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A Movable Feast: Israel, American Evangelicals, and the Celebration of Sukkot

In the last 40 years, Sukkot, also known as the Feast of Tabernacles, has become a time when thousands of Evangelical Christians visit Jerusalem and celebrate the biblical holiday, and show support for Israel and the Jewish People. Join us to hear from: Ambassador Hillel Newman, Consul General of the State of Israel in Los Angeles, CABishop Robert Stearns, Founder and CEO, Eagles Wings International Evangelical OrganizationRabbi Elazar Muskin, Senior Rabbi, Young Israel of Century City in Los AngelesBishop Ken Ulmer, Senior Pastor-Teacher, Faithful Central Bible Church This webinar will explore: The origins of Sukkot in the Torah and its later meaning for ChristiansHow, why and when the modern Evangelical celebration of the Feast of Tabernacles began and why this is significant for Israel, American Evangelicals and JewsHow the State of Israel views the Evangelical connection to Sukkot and the significance for Israel for building faith-based relationsHow Sukkot traditions are being bolstered to attract the next generationHow this year’s celebrations will be different due to the current pandemic Streamed live, the program will feature: Ambassador Hillel NewmanConsul General of Israel in Los Angeles Bishop Robert StearnsFounder and CEOEagles Wings International Evangelical Organization Rabbi Elazar MuskinSenior RabbiYoung Israel of Century City in Los Angeles Bishop Ken UlmerSenior Pastor-TeacherFaithful Central Bible Church Moderated by:Rabbi Eric Greenberg Director of Multifaith CooperationAmerica-Israel Friendship League Host:Wayne L. FirestoneExecutive DirectorAmerica-Israel Friendship League Please share with your friends and family and register on Zoom or watch live on AIFL's Facebook page.