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Civil Leadership in the Ultra-Orthodox Community

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The event will be held at the Israel Democracy Institute (4 Pinsker Street, Jerusalem) and live broadcast on the IDI Hebrew website.

9:30-10 a.m. | Welcome and Registration

10:00-10:30 | Opening Remarks

Yohanan Plesner, President, Israel Democracy Institute
Dr. Gilad Malach, Director, Ultra-Orthodox in Israel Program

10:20-11:15 | Session 1 - Civil Leadership and the Ultra-Orthodox Community

Chairman: Prof. Yedidia Stern, Vice President of Research, Israel Democracy Institute

Civil Leadership within Conditions of Dual Citizenship
Dr. Eli Gottlieb, Director, Mandel Leadership Institute

A Historical Perspective on the Development of Ultra-Orthodox Civil Leadership
Dr. Shlomo Tikochinski, Researcher at the Open University and the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute

Open discussion

11:15-11:30 a.m. | Break

11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. | Session 2 – The ultra-Orthodox Civil Society - Between State and Community: Mutually Beneficial Relations, Influence and Mission

Chair: Dr. Lee Cahaner, Head, Interdisciplinary Studies Department, Oranim Academic College of Education and Researcher, Ultra-Orthodox in Israel Program, Israel Democracy Institute

Mutually Beneficial Relations Between Traditional, Spiritual Torah Leaders and Current Civic Leaders – What Are They?
Rabbi Raphael Kreuzer, Head, Beit Midrash Lemaan Daat

Areas of Accomplishment within Ultra-Orthodox Civil Society: Between Channels of Integration and Advocacy Organizations
Dr. Gilad Malach, Director, Ultra-Orthodox in Israel Program, Israel Democracy Institute

The Influence of Haredi Civic Society on their Community – Would the Changes Not Have Been Made Anyway?
Dr. Reuven Gal, Head, Ultra-Orthodox Integration Project, Technion

Ideologies in Ultra-Orthodox Civic Leadership: What are the External Fields of Influence at Play? (political, gender and liberal influences)
Tali Farkash, Ynet reporter and feminist activist

Open discussion

12:45-1:15 p.m. | Lunch

1:15-2:30 p.m. | Session 3 – The Characteristics of an Ultra-Orthodox Civil Leader – Independent Accomplishment, Ideology or Altruism

Chair: Racheli Ibenboim, Founding Chair, Movilot: Employment Leadership for Haredi Women and Head, Ultra-Orthodox department, Shacharit Institute

Panel Discussion:
Naomi Perl, Director, Mandel Programs for Leadership Development in the Haredi Community
Yehuda Morgenstern, Deputy Director-General, Economic Development Company for Bnei Brak
Daniel Goldman, Chair, Gesher and Partner, Goldrock Capital
Dr. Eilon Schwartz, Head, Shacharit Institute

Open discussion

2:30-2:45 p.m. | Break

2:45-3:30 p.m. | Closing Remarks

Ultra-Orthodox Civil Leadership as Israeli Leadership: Good News for Israeli Society?
Dr. Neri Horowitz, Chairman, Agora Policy Think Tank

Final Remarks: Dr. Lee Cahaner and Racheli Ibenboim