Biennial Program (draft)

AZM BIENNIAL ASSEMBLY

Sunday, October 18, 2009

UJA-Federation, New York

biennial

9:00 REGISTRATION OPENS
light breakfast available

9:45 BUSINESS SESSION
Nominations and Elections
Presidential address

10:30 GREETINGS
Natan Sharansky
Chairman, Jewish Agency Executive

10:45: Herzl’s Vision Revisited: Im Tirzu + 112

Keynote Address: Dr. David Breakstone, Chairman, Department for Zionist Activities
This year we will celebrate 150 years since the birth of Theodor Herzl. Does the founder of the World Zionist Organization still have something to say to us?  David Breakstone will take us on a virtual journey through Altneuland on our way to the next Zionist Congress, and reflect on the realities of Israel today against the background Herzl’s hopes and dreams.

Follow-up Panel:

How Old Is Green Zionism?
Social Networking as the New Organizing Technique
Israel’s New Pioneers: Young Communities in Israel

12:30 LUNCHEON SESSION
Her Excellency Gabriela Shalev, Ambassador of Israel to the UN
Israel in the Community of Nations
Presentation of the Herzl Award to Debbie Isaac
Recognition of the Herzl Circle Honorees

2:00 PM: CELEBRATION OF TEL AVIV 100
Including An Encounter with Young Olim in Tel Aviv

2:15 PM ISRAEL- DIASPORA RELATIONS
Engaging in a New Paradigm?

3:00 WORKSHOPS
Jobs/Internship Fair for Students and Young Adults
How to Use Social Media – a follow-up
Green Questions, Green Answers
Five Ways to Engage Your Community

4:00 PM CLOSING SESSION
Call to Zionist Action
A Celebration of the Hebrew Language

5:00 PM ADJOURNMENT

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