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:
- Wexner Israel Fellowship Alumni Conference| July 5, 2018
Institute members, including Advisory Board member Avinoam Armoni, Chairman Eli Paley and Vice Chair Nitsa (Kaliner) Kasir addressed a Wexner Leadership cohort on Haredi economics, poverty yardsticks and tapping into opportunities in the Haredi community.
- Israel Democracy Institute Eli Hurvitz Conference on Economy & Society 2018 | June 19, 2018
In the presence of Israel’s leading economic decision makers, Eli presented demographic data and referred to the gap between the official statistics on poverty in the Haredi sector versus the low percentage of people who feel impoverished, illustrating the need for accurate data to support strategic planning.
- The Israeli Economic Association Conference | June 14, 2018
Nitsa ׂ(Kaliner) Kasir’s presentation entitled “Choice or no choice; what impacts the number of working hours of Haredi women?” was based on a joint study slated to be published Tel Aviv University Journal of Law, Society, and Culture.
- 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.
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.
- Enforcement and Collection Authority 10th Annual Conference | April 10, 2018
Nitsa ׂ(Kaliner) Kasir presented data on poverty and debt in the Haredi community at the conference which was held in collaboration with Tel Aviv University.
- JFN International Conference | March 12, 2018
Attended by representatives and heads of leading philanthropic foundations active in Israel, Nitsa ׂ(Kaliner) Kasir presented a compilation of comprehensive data on Haredi employment and income, and the discrepancies between the Haredi community and the general population in this regard.
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:
- The Conference on Law and Poverty | February 26, 2018
Nitsa ׂ(Kaliner) Kasir spoke on the topic of law and poverty, at a professional development conference held by the Ministry of Justice for State attorneys and legal advisers.
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.