What is the Humanitarian Response to Covid-19? Join the First US-Israel Conference on Sept 14

food distribution in Israel by Latet Israeli Humanitarian Aid members

Latet Israeli Humanitarian Aid is hosting a unique and groundbreaking virtual conference with prominent American and Israeli leaders to discuss the humanitarian responses to the Covid-19 health and social crisis on Monday, September 14. For the first time, key speakers from the philanthropic and nonprofit sectors will join together to discuss their handling of the pandemic in order to identify the best practices in reducing the effects of Covid-19.

Among those participating in the conference will be Ronni Gamzu, Israeli Coronavirus Commissioner; Rachel Garbow Monroe, President and CEO of The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation; and Jeff Swartz, Social Change Investor & Chairman, American Friends of Latet.

93% of Latet’s budget is based primarily on donations from the Israeli public.  Aided brand awareness is measured at 98%, while spontaneous awareness is measured at 52%, making Latet one of the most well-known organizations in Israel.  Since the establishment of the organization, some two million Israelis have donated food and commodities, and more than 100,000 volunteers have participated in activities.

Latet holds an Association Proper Management Certificate from the Registrar of Associations, which is recognized as a public association, meaning that the organization has passed all intensive audits of the Registry of Associations and for more than a decade has been audited by the E&Y – Kost Forer Gabbay & Kasierer accounting firm

Latet strives towards professionalism, develops sustainable models in wide circles of influence within Israeli society, and utilizes measures of effectiveness.

Gilles Darmon, President and Founder of Latet.

“During the first wave of the outbreak, the nonprofit sector has demonstrated its agility and efficiency, as a key component in the fight against the virus,” said Gilles Darmon, Founder and President of Latet. “Unfortunately, the Covid-19 crisis is here to stay, and therefore this dialogue is a unique opportunity for the NGOs to build up their impact on the field. Bringing together Israeli and U.S. expertise will only make this discussion even more powerful.”

The conference will concentrate on three main topics:

  • Food access in times of quarantine: a critical challenge for vulnerable populations
  • Surviving Covid-19: the new normal of the elderly and Holocaust survivors
  • Covid-19 crisis management: the need for a tailored response, for example with the Ultra-Orthodox community.

Israeli-American journalist Michal Divon will moderate the dialogue. Speakers at the conference will include Rabbi Boruch Ber Bender, President, Achiezer; Gilles Darmon, President and Founder, Latet; Ronny Douek, Founder, Veshamarta Project, Sheatufim, Zionism 2000; Yael Eckstein, President & CEO, IFCJ; Pr. Ronni Gamzu, Israeli Coronavirus Commissioner& Director of the Special Operations Control Center; Melissa Greenberg, Executive Vice President, the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia; Joel Greenberg, Co-Founder and Board Member, Seed the Dream Foundation; Yoav Heller, CEO, Maoz; Stuart Kaplan, Chief Executive Officer, Selfhelp; Rachel Garbow Monroe, President and CEO, The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation; Yehuda Morgenstern, CEO, The Bnei Brak Economic Dvlp Corp.; Maj. Gen. (Ret’) Roni Numa, Israel Defense Force, Coordinator of BneiBrak Corona Virus Task Force for IDF; David Schizer, Dean Emeritus, Columbia Law School and former CEO, JDC; Bill Shore, Executive Chair, Share our Strength; Jeff Swartz, Social Change Investor, Chairman, American Friends of Latet; Eran Weintrob, CEO, Latet, Israeli Humanitarian Aid.

Details of the event:

Monday, September 14, 2020

11am-2pm ET | 18:00-21:00 Israeli Time

Registration is now open for the event: https://latet.kahal.co.il/





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