What can we learn from Israel? A lot! Many of the cultural topics at the center of American thinking are the exact same topics that Israeli social innovators are hard at work on. Of course, common issues do not necessarily lead to common solutions. We hope, though, that by hearing what has been tried in Israel, we might be refreshed and inspired by new ideas. To that end, throughout the year we will host some of the top Israeli thinkers and cultural revolutionaries for a series of truly inspiring lectures. Topics will include: disabilities inclusion and rights, LGBTQIA inclusion and rights, minority women and food insecurity. Check back frequently for updates on our expanding year-long program.

Israeli Change Makers Schedule

Dalia Fadila

March 22, 2018 | 7:00 p.m.
Gratz College

Specializing in Arab society in Israel, leadership, and women’s leadership, Dr. Fadila is the Director of Al-Qasemi College for Science and Engineering in Baka al-Garbiyyeh and heads its School for Practical Engineers. In 2008, Dr. Fadila founded Q School – a school for English language skills and human development where she educates the next generation of Arab citizens. Since 2017, she has been the Knesset’s official advisor on matters of education for Israel’s Arab society. A graduate of two international leadership programs (The International Leadership Program in the USA, and the EU Visitors Program), Dr. Fadila led a delegation of Arab and Jewish women to Temple University in Philadelphia through the Fulbright Program.

This program is supported by the Harry Stern Family Institute for Israel Studies at Gratz College. The Stern Institute seeks to educate American Jewry about complex issues related to Israel and Zionism. Gratz College and Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia wishes to thank the Stern Family for their commitment to Israel education and for making this event possible.