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    Responding to Disasters: An Insider's Perspective

    IsraAID Humanitarian Professionals Network Speaker Series

    When: Tuesday, 9/17/2019 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    Where: Einstein Meeting Room (Bldg E) Room E-104

    OFJCC Palo AltoUnderstanding the Global Humanitarian Aid and Disaster Relief Landscape

    The inaugural session of the 2019 IHPN distinguished lecture series

    Speaker: Voni Glick, co-CEO, IsraAID Global 

    This talk will cultivate an understanding of the cutting-edge methodology employed by IsraAID when disaster strikes. Through real-world case studies, participants will learn the challenges faced by global crises and the principles that enable IsraAID responders to overcome them. Participants will come away with a sobering appreciation for the global humanitarian situation, an insight into IsraAID's essential work and a glimpse of crisis-response thinking.

    OFJCC Palo Alto JCCNavonel 'Voni' Glick is co-chief executive officer at IsraAID global headquarters in Tel Aviv. Voni is responsible for day-to-day leadership and general management of the organization. Previously, he served as IsraAID chief operating officer and programs director, managing the Tel Aviv headquarters and leading disaster-response missions around the globe. Notable missions under Voni's tenure include the response to Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone and the emergence of the Islamic State (IS) in Iraq.

    Prior to his work with IsraAID, Voni led volunteer management and long-term development projects for the 'Tevel b'Tzedek' organization. Over the span of four years, while based in Nepal, Voni worked to alleviate poverty for Nepalese communities in both rural and urban environs. In 2016, Voni was awarded the Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Award for Spirituality and was nominated for the annual Forbes 30 Under 30 list.

    In partnership with IsraAid, the OFJCC, PJCC and Peninsula congregations. Generously supported by the Koret Foundation and the Lisa and Douglas Goldman Fund.



    Tuesday, September 17
    7:00–9:00 PM
    Einstein Meeting Room (Bldg E) Room E-104
    $18 Suggested Donation | Proceeds will support IsraAID programs worldwide
    Contact: Robin Vasilakos | (650) 223-8791 | [email protected]

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