The Institute has become a leading resource and destination on Haredi issues, providing expertise at prominent conferences, seminars, and to decision makers seeking to understand the Haredi sector:

Past engagements include:

  • Seminar on Haredi Issues for Bank of Israel’s Markets Department | May 31, 2018
    The Bank of Israel’s Markets Department attended a tailor-made day-long seminar at the Institute which provided the bank employees with data, research, and economic issues concerning the sector. Presentations were given by Nitsa (Kaliner) Kasir, Yitzchak Pindrus, and Prof. Yoram Margalioth.
  • Aaron Institute for Economic Policy Annual Conference | May 24, 2018
    Eli spoke on the topic of “Is the government dealing with the challenges of growth and poverty reduction?” Eli addressed the Haredi perception of poverty, and emphasized the importance of differentiating between professional training and academic training. He contended that Haredi society contains valuable human capital, which can be realized if afforded the right training.

Fourth Annual Kinneret Conference | May 16, 2018

Nitsa ׂ(Kaliner) Kasir presented data on the shortage of workers in the Israeli manufacture industry, citing the low unemployment rate in Israel and the stigma attached to manufacture employees as the main reasons for this shortage. Nitsa ׂ(Kaliner) Kasir cited the benefits of employment in the manufacture industry for the Haredi population and concluded with recommendations on how to increase the number of Haredim in the production industry.

Nitsa ׂ(Kaliner) Kasir participated in the “Getting out of Poverty” session, emphasizing the need for a holistic socioeconomic model that engages diverse players, from the individual and the poor family through the community, and including local authorities and the government:

A presidential delegation visited the Institute to learn more about the Haredi community and the Institute’s areas of activity and data collection methodology. Presentations were given by Nitsa ׂ(Kaliner) Kasir, Yisrael Tik and Assaf Tzachor-Shai.