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Conference: Trends and Developments in Haredi Society in Israel
The Jerusalem Institute for Israel Studies, in cooperation with the Haredi District of the Ministry of Education, Society for Advancement of Education, JDC TEVET-Haredim Section and Neti’ot Society and with support of the NY Jewish Federation, will be hosting a conference on :Trends and Developments in Haredi Society in Israel, In honor of Prof. Amiram Gonen's 80th birthday. 
Tuesday, October 20, 2015  
Teddy Kollek Hall, Jerusalem Institute for Israel Studies, 20, Radak St., Jerusalem

14:00-14:30   Gathering
14:30-15:00   Opening Remarks: 
 Mr. M. Kraus , Director-General of Jerusalem Institute for Israel Studies
 Mr. Meir Shimoni, Director of Haredi District, Ministry of Education 
 Mr. E. Moran, Director-General of Society for the Advancement of Education
 Rabbi B. Cohen, Head of Hachmey Lev Yeshiva

15:00-15:50    First Session: Trends and developments in Haredi education for girls
Chairperson: Dr. Anath Barth  (Michlala Yerushalayim)
Ms. Feigi Cohen, Haredi District of Ministry of Education:
Implementation of new initiatives in Haredi education
Ms Rachel Suleiman,(Haredi District of Ministry of Education):
Processes and tends in Haredi education for girls

15:50-17:00    Second session: Trends and developments in Haredi High-school yeshivas
Chairperson: Rabbi Menachem Bombach (Head of Hassidic Midrasha)
Dr. Lotem Perry-Hazan  (Haifa U.):
The impact of educational legislation on Hared schools in Antwerp – Lessons for Israel
Rabbi Benayahu Tevila ,(Haredi District of Ministry of Education:
High school education for Haredi boys –Trends and challenges
Rabbi Bezalel Cohen (Head of Hachmey Lev Yeshiva):
Recent trends in Haredi high schools

17:00-17:30     Intermission

17:30-18:20    Third session: Trends and developments among Haredi women
Chairperson: Prof. Menachem Friedman (Bar-Ilan University)
Dr. Bella Layosh, (Orot Israel College):
Leisure patterns among Haredi women
Dr. Chaya Gilboa (Hartman I.):
Haredi women in the high-tech industry

18:20-19:10    Fourth session: Trends and developments in Haredi residential space
Chairperson:  Prof. J. Shilhav (Bar-Ilan Univ. & Ono Academic College)
Prof. Amiram Gonen (Heb. U & Jerusalem I.):
From concentrating in Jerusalem and Bene Berak to Haredi spreading over the national space
Dr. Lee Cahaner (Oranim Academic College):
Social and employment patterns in the new Haredi towns

19:10-20:20    Fifth session: Trends among ba’alei teshuva and other Haredi groups
Chairperson: Mr. R. Gorbatt (Head of Haredi Section of JDC TEVET)
Mr. Asaf Malchi (Ministry of Economy & Jerusalem I.):
Patterns of employment and higher education among ba’alei teshuva
Dr. N. Leon (Bar-Ilan Univesity):
From society of learners to community of prayers
Dr. R. Neria Ben-Shahar (Sappir Academic College):  
Attitudes of Haredi women toward the Internet

20:20-20:30    Concluding remarks:  Prof. Amiram Gonen

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