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April 14, 2015
9:00am - 6:00pm IDT
(UTC +3hrs)
Jerusalem, JM
Israel

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Hebrew University
Hebrew University
Mount Scopus
Jerusalem, JM, 9190501
Israel
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Bint El Funk

8 Musicians, 4 languages And a unique style called "Yemen Funk" "Bint El Funk" started as a small group based in Jerusalem. After playing on the local circuit. for only a short time, their popularity grew quickly and they started appearing on the line-ups of all the biggest festivals in Israel including: "InDNegev","Ashram in the Desert", "Yearot Menashe", "Israel Festival" and many more. Bint El Funk developed a style that fuses traditional Yemenite music with contemporary grooves. This fusion gave rise to the term "Yemen funk" – a rich blend of unique sounds The band includes: singer, drums, Darbuka, double bass, guitar, trumpet, tenor sax, trombone.trumpet, tenor sax, trombone.

Bridges

Ilanit Tadmor and Rabeah Morkus established a dance group of Arab and Jewish youth, from north of Israel. "We create a meeting through art, building bridges through the dance of improvisation and contact". In February 2015, the group preformed in Lion, France, as a part of a project “Dance with no boundarie

Maria Kong

Ali Abu Awwad

Ali Abu Awwad is a Palestinian, non-violence activist born in Halhoul, Hebron, raised by politically active refugee family. Following his mother's footsteps, Awwad became a member of Fatah and served 2 prison sentences for violent activism. During one sentence, a 17-day hunger strike granted him permission to see his mother. This success was a turning point, realizing the power of non-violent protest. Awwad established a Palestinian center for non-violence and formed "Roots", a group based in the West Bank designed to promote dialog between Israelis and Palestinians as a path to peace.

Alon Neuman

Born in Haifa, spent his military service at the “IDF” theater Studied acting in-”NYU” NewYork, and- “MOUNTVIEW THEATRE SCHOOL” London. Theater -A member of “Habima” National Theatre .Played at “the Cameri theatre” ,“Haifa theatre” and “Gesher” theatre .Received Honorable Mention for his performance in “Tom” at the “Theatroneto” Festival 2006. Alon was in the original team that created and established the show “Mayumana“with whom he appeared around the world. TV -“70 Million reasons ,”Abaz and Imaz”, “Hamagefa”, “Galis”,Kochav hatzafon”, “Milui’im” “Chasufim” ,“Shiur moledet”, “AD khan”,”Whose Line is It anyway?” “Hamadrich lamatchilim”, “Sha’aruria “and many more. Appears regularly with his own stand-up show called “No preservatives added” across the country. Every Thursday Alon can be heard on his radio program “Artis TEAM ” Together with Dr. Simon Azoulay, at EOL radio (“Mahut hachaim)”, essence of life. Alon teaches actors “Ivana chubbcuck’s technique.

Assaf Granit

Assaf Granit, was born and raised in Jerusalem and is one of Israel’s top restauranteurs. His cooking skills, he says, were acquired from sticking close to his grandmother and absorbing the tastes and scents of the streets of Jerusalem. At an early age Assaf found himself working at various restaurants in Jerusalem, followed by a number of internships in Europe. Assaf opened his own restaurant, “Machneyuda”. His team of restauranteurs opened “Yudal’e”, "The Culinary Workshop" and “Talbiye”, becoming “The Machneyuda Group”. Granit recently returned to the small screen as a judge on the Israeli reality TV show “Games of chefs”. Granit will also mentoring at a new TV show the Israeli version of – "Hell's Kitchen".

David Broza

Israeli superstar David Broza has been considered one of the most dynamic and vibrant performers in the singer/songwriter world, captivating audiences worldwide with his famous guitar playing. Known for his commitment to several humanitarian causes, predominantly, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Broza’s 30 albums speak of peace and love.  His hit song “Yiyhe Tov” has become an anthem to the peace process. Broza was awarded a Spanish royal medal of honor, by the King of Spain, Juan Carlos I, for his longtime contribution to Israel-Spain relations and his promotion of tolerance.  “East Jerusalem West Jerusalem”, David Broza's most recent album and companion documentary film, relates the unlikely and engaging story of Israeli, Palestinian and American musicians working together for 8 days and nights in a Palestinian recording studio"

Dr. Ayelet Landau

"Dr. Ayelet Landau joined the Hebrew University in July 2014 as a senior lecturer in the Departments of Psychology and Cognitive Sciences. Since 2010, Landau has been a postdoctoral fellow at the Ernst Strüngmann Institute (ESI) for Neuroscience in cooperation with Max Planck Society in Frankfurt, Germany. Prior to this she did her PhD in cognition, brain and behavior, at the University of California, Berkley. Her laboratory utilizes non-invasive physiology methods to investigate neural mechanisms and behavioral phenomena associated with spatial attention and the perception of time"

Dr. Yael Porat

Yael Porat, PhD, is founder and CEO of BioGenCell Ltd (www.BioGenCell.net), a biotechnology company focusing on stem cell therapy and regenerative medicine. Dr. Porat earned her PhD in immunology from the Sackler School of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University. Prior to founding BioGenCell, she served as head of the Global Biological Development Department at Teva Pharmaceuticals and as CTO at TheraVitae, where she led the translation of innovative research into the production of stem cell-based therapies used to treat patients with severe cardiovascular diseases. BioGenCell is developing groundbreaking technology for automated production of patient-specific, blood-derived stem-cell-based therapies. The company’s proprietary technology utilizes immune-directed stem-cell specific activity to create cell-based products for a wide range of diseases. BioGenCell’s first line of products targets incurable vascular diseases, such as heart failure, stroke and Peripheral Artery Diseases.

Esty Shushan

Esty Shushan is a Haredi- Orthodox woman, married & mother of 4. Self-employed, Shushan has developed a career in advertising, media and film. She is a social activist against extremism and for women's rights in the Haredi sector. She Initiated and leads the protest campaign "No voice no vote" to integrate women into the Haredi parties. Her short film "Barren", which deals with the peer pressure to birth and raise large families, will be presented in the " Short film corner" at Cannes festival.

Hani Alami

Hani Alami is the CEO of Coolnet and has more than twenty years of national and regional experience in telecommunications, business development, technology and entrepreneurship.   Since 2009, with Hani at the helm of Coolnet Broadband Solutions, the company has become one of the largest wireless-based broadband service providers in Palestine and a leading telecom solutions provider in the field of broadband and communication technologies.     Prior to founding and leading Coolnet, Hani assumed numerous senior positions in major national companies in the PNA, the Middle East and various emerging markets. Hani routinely contributes his time and experience as a mentor, steering committee member or consultant for multiple initiatives across the region.   He has recently established JEST (Jerusalem Entrepreneurs Society Technology), the first entrepreneurship center and tech hub for startups in East Jerusalem, as a philanthropic venture.

Henrique Cymerman

Henrique Cymerman is an award-winning journalist and university lecturer who has covered current affairs in the Middle East for 25 odd years. He established relationships of trust with those heading the chief regional political processes in Israel, the Middle East and extended Arab world.  His level of analysis is unparalleled and has allowed him to serve as a unique bridge between the nations involved in the Middle East and Arab - Israeli conflict.  Henrique also plays a role in Judeo-Christian relationships being close to the Pope’s international activities. ​His book "Voices from the center of the World" including interviews with key personages in the region. His book was translated into 6 languages and distributed worldwide.

Ilanit Tadmor

"Ilanit Tadmor is an independent artist, choreographer, dancer, lecturer and improvisation and contact-improvisation teacher with twenty years of experience in Israel and abroad. She graduated from the Jerusalem Music and Dance Academy, is the winner of “Colors in dancing"". In 2005 she established PLAY Studio, an independent school for non-dancers of improvisation, contact and performing art. Play encourages personal growth through the body and movement. In the last five years she lead with the Palestinian choreographer Rabeah Morkus contact and improvisation workshops, and establish a performing Jewish-Arabs teenagers group. Ilanit cooperates with Shoham Reshef in art projects in public spaces in order to connect people and create spaces less alienated. This is the way in which Ilanit implements her vision to create simple, honest and compassionate communication between people, through art and body. "

Ilanit Tadmor

"Ilanit Tadmor is an independent artist, choreographer, dancer, lecturer and improvisation and contact-improvisation teacher with twenty years of experience in Israel and abroad. She graduated from the Jerusalem Music and Dance Academy, is the winner of “Colors in dancing"". In 2005 she established PLAY Studio, an independent school for non-dancers of improvisation, contact and performing art. Play encourages personal growth through the body and movement. In the last five years she lead with the Palestinian choreographer Rabeah Morkus contact and improvisation workshops, and establish a performing Jewish-Arabs teenagers group. Ilanit cooperates with Shoham Reshef in art projects in public spaces in order to connect people and create spaces less alienated. This is the way in which Ilanit implements her vision to create simple, honest and compassionate communication between people, through art and body. "

Lihi Lapid

Lihi Lapid is a bestselling author, journalist and speaker with a finger on the pulse of contemporary women’s issues. Lapid has been writing a weekly newspaper column in Yediot Ahronot for ten years. She has written three bestselling novels – Secrets from Within, Woman of Valor, and I Can’t Always Be wonderful, and a bestselling children’s book. Prior to becoming a writer, Ms. Lapid was a professional news photographer. Her book, Woman of Valor, explores the real life struggles of women in modern society and tells the story of her life as a mother of an autistic daughter. She lives with her husband and their two children in Tel Aviv.

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Lihi Lapid is a bestselling author, journalist and speaker with a finger on the pulse of contemporary women’s issues. Lapid has been writing a weekly newspaper column in Yediot Ahronot for ten years. She has written three bestselling novels – Secrets from Within, Woman of Valor, and I Can’t Always Be wonderful, and a bestselling children’s book. Prior to becoming a writer, Ms. Lapid was a professional news photographer. Her book, Woman of Valor, explores the real life struggles of women in modern society and tells the story of her life as a mother of an autistic daughter. She lives with her husband and their two children in Tel Aviv.

Matan Berkowitz

Interdisciplinary artist and entrepreneur Matan Berkowitz works in the nexus of music technology and augmented reality. His unique prototypes utilize everything from EEG brainwaves and heartbeat sensors to custom-made designer hats, and have won a series of international awards in England, France and Israel. Matan is the co-founder of Shift, a company that works with start-ups and organizations on positive impact through innovation, and DisCoTech, a framework dedicated to music technology for people with special needs. He is passionately developing a new set of tools to create, perform and understand music.

Prof. Oded Shoseyov

Prof. Oded Shoseyov is a faculty member of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His research is in plant molecular biology protein engineering and nano-biotechnology. He has authored or co-authored more than 160 scientific publications and is the inventor or co-inventor of 45 patents. Prof. Shoseyov received the Outstanding Scientist Polak Award for 2002, the 1999 and 2010 Kay Award for Innovative and Applied Research and the 2012 Israel Prime Minister Citation for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. He is the scientific founder of 9 companies.

Prof. Oded Shoseyov

Prof. Oded Shoseyov is a faculty member of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His research is in plant molecular biology protein engineering and nano-biotechnology. He has authored or co-authored more than 160 scientific publications and is the inventor or co-inventor of 45 patents. Prof. Shoseyov received the Outstanding Scientist Polak Award for 2002, the 1999 and 2010 Kay Award for Innovative and Applied Research and the 2012 Israel Prime Minister Citation for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. He is the scientific founder of 9 companies.

Rabea Ziuod

Tsipor Maizlick

Tsipor Maizlick is the owner of a “Consciousness Coaching” business over the past decade. A Master Coach by trade, Maizlick is a supervisor and mentor for entrepreneurs, businesses, and teams in Israel and worldwide and is a member of the Israeli Coaching Association. She holds a B.A in Psychology and specializes in communication skills training, relationship and crisis-management. Maizlick trains and holds workshops for small business owners, organizations, managers and coaches. Together with her business partner Ayelet Hashahar Saydoff, they are currently developing, teaching and integrating women management skills with entrepreneurs, small businesses and organizations. Maizlick believes that our reality is a creation of our consciousness being molded over time by our language, choices, actions and relationships.

Yiscah Smith

Yiscah Smith is a renowned Jewish educator, spiritual mentor, and author. She recently published her memoir, “Forty Years in the Wilderness: My Journey to Authentic Living." In her words, “The story I tell is one of a man, facing his truth, embracing the woman she was always meant to be, and returning to her faith with wholeness and authenticity.” Yiscah’s life has been an inspiring and courageous journey of the joy and struggles of her own spirituality, gender identity, and commitment to authentic living. Yiscah lives in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Nachlaot. She teaches classes in Jerusalem and online on the inner meanings of both classical and contemporary Jewish texts, emphasizing the Torah’s spiritual insights. In her private practice, Yiscah provides spiritual mentoring as well to individuals, both in person and online. Yiscah Smith is a renowned Jewish educator, spiritual mentor, and author.

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Modi'in, Israel
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    Community Manager
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    Project Coordinator
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    Partnerships & Communications Consultant