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S THE AMBASSADOR AND THE KIBBUTZ: British Ambassador to Israel Matthew Gould will address the annual reunion of the U.K. and Irish branches of the Habonim youth movement, scheduled to take place at the Blue Bay Hotel in Netanya scheduled on March 10 and 11. "This year's reunion is on the theme of 100 years of kibbutz. In keeping with this theme [one] session is dedicated to British Habonim's contribution to the kibbutz movement," said Dublin native Frank Farbenbloom, a committee member of Irgun Bogrei Habonim, the youth movement's alumni association. The panel discussion will include participants from Kfar Blum, Kfar Hanassi, Bet Haemek and Amiad and other kibbutzim largely founded by English speaking immigrants, he added. Gould's address will take place on Thursday night and historian Giora Goodman of Tel Aviv University will lecture the next morning on the kibbutz and the British left. Ronnie and Gidon will present popular Israeli folk songs from the 1960s and 70s. The annual reunion "regularly draws a couple of hundred ex-Habonimniks," Farbenbloom, who lives in Ra'anana, told Anglo File. AFor more information visit www.BogreiHabonim.com.
S AKIM TREK: In 2003, David Schottenfels, the U.S.-born chairman of AKIM-Jerusalem, a nonprofit offering special care and support to people with intellectual disabilities and their families, suggested to his board a sponsored annual trek as a fundraiser. Since then, English speakers from all over Israel and abroad have walked the Israel Trail, the Golan Trail, from the Mediterranean Sea to the Kinneret and down paths in the Negev desert to support the nonprofit. AKIM-Jerusalem's ninth annual sponsored walk will take place March 8-10 and have participants hike from Arad to Mount Sodom. "The first view of the cliff is stomach-lurching, a gentle slope off into nothingness," Ian Brown, an Australian-born member of the volunteer committee that chooses the route for the trek each year, said after testing this year's route. "The path turns along the cliff face for about 25 meters, but it is a wide ledge of several meters. When we got there a bunch of Bedouin kids were playing around on their donkey, and I figured if they could walk there so could I." For more information and to register visit www.akim-jerusalem.org.il or contact Miriam Marcus at (052 ) 300 3421.
S NONPROFIT FUTURE: Three Anglo sisters are bringing their Future of Nonprofit Summit from New York to Tel Aviv, where it will meet next Monday. First held last summer in the Big Apple, the conference will "bring together some of the best professionals, innovators, lay leaders, organizations, brands and other passionate people to explore tools and ideas for improving individual nonprofits as well as the entire third sector as a whole," said New Jersey native Shoshana Jaskoll, founder and CEO of Reach3K, the company that organizes the event. Jaskoll, 35, founded the Reach3K with her younger sisters, Danielle Keats Berkowitz and Avraleigh Keats Nadjar. "The world of charitable giving and running an organization has changed dramatically in recent years and nonprofits are seeking the tools to remain competitive and in line with the latest trends," said Jaskoll, who lives in Ramat Beit Shemesh. "The goal of this conference is to bring together Israel's leading thinkers and experts in this field for a day that will focus heavily on practical methods to address these changes." Speakers include Ariel Beery, of PresenTense, Dan Brown, of eJewish Philanthropy, Miriam Schwab of Illuminea and other professionals in the active in the nonprofit world. For more information visit www.fonsi.co or call (052 ) 773 0316.
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