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icjw 2014 convention in prague

From  ROOTS to FRUITS: Jewish Women of 
Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

The 22nd ICJW Quadrennial Convention will take place in Prague, capital of the Czech Republic, from May 4-7, 2014, and all are invited to attend.

At the official opening Cocktail Reception at the Prague Old Town Hall, the guest speaker will be Dana Berova, Former Czech Minister of Informatics, who will introduce the Convention theme: “From Roots to Fruits: Jewish Women of Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow.”

Other speakers will include Peter Brod & Ivo Mozný, two sociologists from the Czech Republic, addressing “What Has Happened to the Jewish Family?”, and Rabbi Joshua Spinner, President of the Ronald S. Lauder Foundation, who will be joined by directors of the Lauder School. The screening of the movie “Nicky’s Family”, about Nicholas Winton, an Englishman who organized the rescue of 669 Czech and Slovak children just before the outbreak of World War II, will be followed by a discussion with film-maker Matej Minac.

On the second day, there will be a panel discussion entitled “Women, Girls and Europe Today”, followed by break-out discussion groups on Changing Women’s Roles, the Work of ICJW, Jewish Gender Equality, Anti-Semitism, and Human Trafficking (led by a representative from Czech Ministry of the Interior).

There will be optional tours of the Terezinstadt Museum, or Prague’s Hagibor Senior Care Home and Lauder School. An escorted walking tour of Prague’s Jewish District will be introduced by Leo Pavlat, the Director of the Jewish Museum, and by American artist Dr. Mark Podwal, who has immortalized Jewish Prague in his paintings.

At the celebratory dinner for Yom Ha’atzmaut (Israel’s Independence Day), the guest speaker will be Dr. Bonna Devora Haberman, author of the ICJW Bea Zucker Online Bible Course and a founder of Israel’s Women of the Wall group.

The Quadrennial Convention will be combined with the biannual meeting of the ICJW Executive, and the new ICJW President will be inducted at the Gala Closing Dinner.

Click here to download the Prague Convention Program

Click here to download the Prague Convention Registration Form