Program

Subject to Change

Sunday Conference Registration Room: Registration Desk, Convention Center, Second Floor

Please make sure to pick up your ILOJC 2019 name badge before attending any conference programming. Name badges must be worn at all times for security purposes. 

Pre-Conference Experience. Invitation only.

Join the Prime Minister’s Council for lunch with Chef Michael Solomonov, the executive chef/co-owner at Zahav, a modern Israeli restaurant that brings the authentic flavors of Israel’s culture to Philadelphia. Michael is known for his extraordinary skill at transforming simple foods into artful culinary masterpieces and is widely regarded as one of the country's top chefs and entrepreneurs. In addition to his duties at Zahav, Chef Solomonov is a partner in Federal Donuts, Dizengoff, and Abe Fisher – all in Philadelphia – as well as Dizengoff New York City inside Chelsea Market. In 2017, Solomonov and his partners opened Rooster Soup Company, a crowdfunded restaurant where 100% of the profits go to Broad Street Hospitality Collaborative, which amongst other services provides over 80,000 meals for the needy in Philadelphia.

Intended for donors part of the Prime Minister's Council (PMC): those donating $100,000+ to the Federation Annual Campaign. Pre-registration required. There is no additional fee for this event. Contact Lindsay.Yellen@JewishFederations.org with questions.

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Pre-Conference Experience. Intended for all Federation Professionals. Lunch not included. RSVP:  https://jfeds.org/2RjDQMz

Business & Sponsorship Networking Pre-Reception Room: Room 312-313 Combined (South Tower of Hotel)

Pre-Conference Experience, details to come. 

Women who through their philanthropic resources have created legacies and inspired the Jewish communal world. Hear from women who have used their influence to influence change for us all.

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*Order does not reflect speaking order. **More speakers coming soon. Check back to see additional amazing speakers who will join this plenary!

Join together with over 1,400 women to celebrate the start of the 2019 ILOJC. Come together poolside at The Diplomat Hotel for dinner and drinks including Latin inspired fare, Asian-fusion selections, and more delicious treats!

7:00am - 8:30am

Monday Breakfast Room: Grand Ballroom East & West

Monday Conference Registration Room: Registration Desk, Convention Center, Second Floor

Please make sure to pick up your ILOJC 2019 name badge before attending any conference programming. Name badges must be worn at all times for security purposes. 

LOCATION CHANGE: This session will take place on Floor 3 of the conference center, behind the Great Hall in front of the big expansive windows. 

Program intended for those on National Young Leadership Cabinet or under 45 years old. If you know a Lion of Judah over 45 who wants to attend, just touch base with Dana (below). This is an optional event.  Comfortable clothing recommended.  Breakfast will be open from 7-8:30am, so you can take breakfast from there or grab something from the bodegas in the hotel.  Join Sarah Waxman, founder of At The Well, a women's wellness organization on a mission to unify the practices of health and Jewish spirituality. Jewish wisdom encourages us to start the day with strength, as though we're "waking up like a lion!" Join other young women for this special morning ritual practice where we'll integrate bodily movement (gently), breath, and prayers. Unite your mind, body, and spirit, and set your intention for a great day. Contact Dana.Shakarchy@JewishFederations.org for more information. Pre-registration is recommended but not absolutely required. RSVP:  https://jfeds.org/2siwzh5.

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Beyond the headlines find out what are the most important BDS trends that impact the campus and our communities. Learn about new tactics being used by the BDS movement and how you can help combat the deligitimization of Israel. This breakfast opportunity is open to all ILOJC attendees.*

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*To RSVP or ask questions, email Stephanie Hausner at Stephanie.Hausner@JewishFederations.org.

Jewish women are the force for change as advocates and philanthropists. Women are taking risks, standing up for what they believe and creating strategic partnerships. 

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*Order does not reflect speaking order. **More speakers coming soon. Check back to see additional amazing speakers who will join this plenary!

Choose the forum session that you would like to attend. All forum sessions will take place in both the morning (Forums I, 10:45am-12:15pm) and the afternoon (Forums II, 2:30pm-4:00pm).

This session is for you if you want to see how three women innovate in different ways every day to make huge changes in their life and the lives of those around them. This session will give you the power to innovate in your own community and in your own work, family and philanthropy. 

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Join this session to gain insights into the special role Jewish grandparents play in their changing families. Discuss and explore how you can be the catalyst that puts grandparents on the agenda in your Jewish community. This interactive session will share results from the first ever national study of Jewish grandparents, talk about how two exciting pilot programs have started to engage grandparents and ask you to explore how your own grandparent experiences can help to guide your community as they develop new approaches to engaging grandparents.

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Did you know that Israeli law allows for marriage and divorce only within the framework of nationally recognized religious institutions of various faiths? This law leads to discrimination in marriage opportunities and preferential treatment for men in divorce proceedings. This session is for you if you want to learn how creating alternative channels is a crucial aspect to ensuring women’s equal position under the law. Unpack this complex issue and learn about the changes that are on the horizon.

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This session is for you if you want to learn how social impact investing is relevant to the work we do with Federation each and every day. Learn how you can get involved, see what opportunities are out there, and be ready to leverage your social impact with the opportunity to be at the forefront of this new field. 

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This session is for you if you want to learn more about engaging young women in Jewish life and leadership. Learn through  the personal stories of three young women and what they look for in Jewish life. Together we will learn how they build, create, and lead in their individual work. The work and stories of these three young Jewish leaders will resonate with and inspire Lions of Judah of all ages as you learn how they resonate with their peers and now take others along with them in Jewish communal life.

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Join the discussion as Bari Weiss leads a conversation with two of the most inspiring young Jewish heroines today. See the power that an individual woman can have to make a real difference in the world.

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American Jewish community institutions face a heightened threat not only because of their Jewish affiliation, but also because of their status as centers of the greater community. Join security experts with the Secure Community Network to learn more about the dynamic threat picture we face, including criminal activity, active threat incidents like Pittsburgh, and emergent threats such as cyber security, as well as the steps our communities can take to enhance safety and security.

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Federation supports Jewish women in 60 countries around the world. Meet women who have operated in some of the conflict zones we read about in the news. Hear their personal stories of aid, survival, and flourishment. Learn how Federation’s work today, ensures tomorrow. *Due to sensitive information, this session is off-the-record and closed to the press. 

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Lion of Judah Luncheon Room: Grand Ballroom East & West

Join together for lunch in one of two special ILOJC Luncheons. Check your name badge to confirm your Luncheon placement.

Join together for Lunch in one of two special ILOJC Luncheons. Check your name badge to confirm your Luncheon placement. *This luncheon is intended for Endowed Lions of Judah only. 

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Choose the forum session that you would like to attend. All forum sessions will take place in both the morning (Forums I, 10:45am-12:15pm) and the afternoon (Forums II, 2:30pm-4:00pm).

This session is for you if you want to learn more about engaging young women in Jewish life and leadership. Learn through  the personal stories of three young women and what they look for in Jewish life. Together we will learn how they build, create, and lead in their individual work. The work and stories of these three young Jewish leaders will resonate with and inspire Lions of Judah of all ages as you learn how they resonate with their peers and now take others along with them in Jewish communal life.

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Join the discussion as Bari Weiss leads a conversation with two of the most inspiring young Jewish heroines today. See the power that an individual woman can have to make a real difference in the world.

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American Jewish community institutions face a heightened threat not only because of their Jewish affiliation, but also because of their status as centers of the greater community. Join security experts with the Secure Community Network to learn more about the dynamic threat picture we face, including criminal activity, active threat incidents like Pittsburgh, and emergent threats such as cyber security, as well as the steps our communities can take to enhance safety and security.

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Federation supports Jewish women in 60 countries around the world. Meet women who have operated in some of the conflict zones we read about in the news. Hear their personal stories of aid, survival, and flourishment. Learn how Federation’s work today, ensures tomorrow. *Due to sensitive information, this session is off-the-record and closed to the press.

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This session is for you if you want to see how three women innovate in different ways every day to make huge changes in their life and the lives of those around them. This session will give you the power to innovate in your own community and in your own work, family and philanthropy. 

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Moderator

Join this session to gain insights into the special role Jewish grandparents play in their changing families. Discuss and explore how you can be the catalyst that puts grandparents on the agenda in your Jewish community. This interactive session will share results from the first ever national study of Jewish grandparents, talk about how two exciting pilot programs have started to engage grandparents and ask you to explore how your own grandparent experiences can help to guide your community as they develop new approaches to engaging grandparents.

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Did you know that Israeli law allows for marriage and divorce only within the framework of nationally recognized religious institutions of various faiths? This law leads to discrimination in marriage opportunities and preferential treatment for men in divorce proceedings. This session is for you if you want to learn how creating alternative channels is a crucial aspect to ensuring women’s equal position under the law. Unpack this complex issue and learn about the changes that are on the horizon.

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Moderator

This session is for you if you want to learn how social impact investing is relevant to the work we do with Federation each and every day. Learn how you can get involved, see what opportunities are out there, and be ready to leverage your social impact with the opportunity to be at the forefront of this new field. 

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Empowering. Exhilarating. Extraordinary. Dive deeper into our relationship with Israel. Together we will celebrate the work of like-minded, smart, motivated women from all over the world. Tackle some of the major challenges in Israeli society. Hear new angles and ideas from activists and professionals working to achieve change. Join together with the Israeli Lions of Judah to put the "International" in "International Lion of Judah Conference."

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*Order does not reflect speaking order. **More speakers coming soon. Check back to see additional amazing speakers who will join this celebration!

7:00am - 8:30am

Tuesday Breakfast Room: Grand Ballroom East & West

Tuesday Conference Registration Room: Registration Desk, Convention Center, Second Floor

Please make sure to pick up your ILOJC 2019 name badge before attending any conference programming. Name badges must be worn at all times for security purposes. 

Tuesday Pop-Up Shops Room: Grand Ballroom Foyer

Jodi Rose Originals, Fanny & Martha, Shema Or / Riki Mullu, Chaya, PJ Library, Tall Order, mas designs jewelry, Michal Mangisto, Linda Noddle, Daniella Ortiz, Megemeria Collection, Yvel, Erica Kleiman, The Better Collection

Campaign Plenary  Room: Great Hall 1, 2, and 3

"When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, 'Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.' To this day, especially in times of disaster, I remember my mother's words and I am always comforted by realizing that there are still so many helpers – so many caring people in this world." --Fred Rogers.   Each of you is the helper. In a year of incredible challenges, as communities were tested in unimaginable ways, the Jewish community came together and provided strength and resilience.  Every day, Lions make a difference, from engaging their daughters to engaging their mother.


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*Order does not reflect speaking order. **More speakers coming soon. Check back to see additional amazing speakers who will join this plenary!

See your name badge for your community caucus location. 

Join us as we celebrate our KWF Award winners and our campaign achievements. See your name badge for your table assignment. Luncheon will conclude around 3pm.

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*Order does not reflect speaking order. **More speakers coming soon. Check back to see additional amazing speakers who will join this celebration!

3:00pm - 4:00pm

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