2022 Events - Past Events
Mar 10, 2022
Shlomo Corcos & Rav Didier Kassabi
On the 10th of March 2022, Israel Bonds, Yayin Kosher, and the Synagogue of Boulogne
organized an evening of Wine Tasting with the exceptional Didier Kassabi, Rabbin de la Communauté de Boulogne-Billancourt.
Jonathan Touboul, Directeur des Opérations pour les Pays Francophones of Israel Bonds International in France, announced Israel Bonds’ new online platform for investing and introduced the new eMazel Tov Bond, which starts at 36€.
Following, Rav Kassabi discussed the meaning of wine, going on to say that our relationship with wine is particularly special at Purim, as it allows us to refine our relationship to the spiritual as well as the more material elements of our lives.
Yoel Kassabi and Shlomo Corcos, wine expert in supervising the production of Kosher Bordeaux wines, introduced Bulgarian wines, a lesser-known winemaking region, as well as French wines. They offered a fascinating explanation of the behind-the-scenes of the greatest Châteaux of Bordeaux.
Regis Folbaum, Israel Bonds lay leader, spoke about the importance of Israel bonds for Israel, emphasizing the importance of passing on to young people, the connection, the bond, to Israel. He shared that the École Yabné (Yabné School) gave 60 Mazel Tov Bonds to 60 children on the occasion of the Messibat Sidour (the ceremony when young students are honoured with receiving their first, very own, Siddur)!
Two members of Women’s Division Israel Bonds International in France also attended the Wine Tasting and expressed that gifting, donating, and investing in Israel bonds is an extremely meaningful way to support the State of Israel.
More than 30 people attended and enjoyed the evening of sharing, laughter, tasting, and learning at the Synagogue of Boulogne.
Mar 09, 2022
International Women’s Day 2022
On a beautiful, sunny morning on Wednesday, the 9th of March 2022, Israel Bonds International in Mexico Women’s Division gathered in-person to celebrate International Women's Day. The event was generously hosted by Yemy Penhos de Sirazi, on her Mexico City rooftop garden.
The event was attended by the vast majority of the Women’s Division’s volunteers, who were delighted to be given an opportunity to see each other after such a long period of COVID-19 restrictions. The event was also attended by Israel Bonds senior professionals Saul Kisel, Chief Financial Officer (Intl) / Executive Director of Mexico; and David Bar-On, Senior Consultant, International Affairs for DCI (Services) Ltd. and DCI (International) Ltd.
The attendees excitedly updated one another with personal stories and life changes, and shared projects geared toward helping Israel. Warm conversations gave way to a delicious breakfast which was served with elegance.
Linda Sirazi, Chairperson of Women’s Division Mexico, thoughtfully prepared for each of the Women’s Division members, a personalized, embroidered pouch keepsake with “Thank you” chocolate bars.
The event began with a message from Laura Orzy, Chairperson of Women’s Division International, who joined virtually via Zoom video, to address the women with words of encouragement and appreciation for their unwavering commitment and hard work.
Linda thanked and congratulated the women for their support over the past two years, during which, despite the challenges of the pandemic, Women’s Division Mexico was able to continue collaborating on their projects and bring them to fruition. David Bar-On also thanked everyone for attending and shared his hope that travel to Israel for the delegations would happen very soon.
Israel Bonds Mexico Representative, Vicky Mamieh, prepared a PowerPoint presentation showing how to register for an Israel Bonds online account—for Israel Bonds’ new online platform for investing. She thoroughly explained, step-by-step, making sure that the process was seamless. Some of the attendees registered on the spot and completed the process, all in a matter of minutes.
Everyone was genuinely happy to have attended the event and their enthusiasm could be felt. The attendees expressed their gratitude for such an enjoyable International Women’s Day and extended warm thanks for the graciousness of their host, Yemy Penhos de Sirazi.
The day ended with cheers to all of the women on International Women’s Day and an excitement and palpable anticipation for many more, dearly missed, in-person meetings in the future.
Photo Credits: Vicky Mamieh & Alicia Braun
Mar 08, 2022
International Women’s Day 2022
On Tuesday, the 8th of March 2022, Israel Bonds International in the United Kingdom Women’s Division, together with UJIA Lion of Judah UK, hosted an in-person event to celebrate International Women’s Day.
More than 45 women attended a lovely evening of wine tasting and networking, gathering in North West London. After a hearty welcome, the wine specialist exquisitely explained the careful selection of grapes, the winemaking process, and the correct way to taste wine.
Lion of Judah discussed their important and valuable work in Israel. The attendees were also invited to contact the Israel Bonds London office to learn more about investing in Israel Bonds. The evening concluded with networking, desserts, and thanks to the attending guests.
Mar 08, 2022
International Women’s Day 2022
On the 8th of March 2022, twelve women and two employees from Israel Bonds International in Germany Women's Division met in the morning on the occasion of International Women's Day for a guided Museum Tour through the Jewish Museum Frankfurt am Main (Jüdisches Museum Frankfurt), the oldest municipal Jewish Museum in Germany.
Hanita Ajnwojner of Israel Bonds, and Germany Women’s Division Chairwoman Liat Fleischmann, together welcomed the guests. Each Women's Division Germany attendee of the Museum Tour purchased and donated an Israel bond. Collectively, they agreed to donate the bonds to the non-profit organization, Women's International Zionist Organization (WIZO).
After a morning of beautiful art and fascinating art history, the attendees lunched at Nizza Restaurant, where
the women had an opportunity to better get to know one another. It was an afternoon of laughter, engaging
conversation, and networking. The day concluded with heartfelt thanks to the attending guests, who were
advised of Israel Bonds’ new online platform for investing, and a special acknowledgement to Germany Women’s
Division Chairwoman Liat Fleischmann for her commitment and support.
Photo Credit: Alexis Canem
Mar 06, 2022
Journée internatonale de la femme
On Sunday, the 6th of March 2022, to celebrate International Women's Day 2022, the Israel Bonds International in France Women’s Division, and its chairs, Isabelle and Catherine, organized an outing to the Comédie Bastille Theater, to discover with humor the evolution of women's status in France from the 1950s to present day, with the comedic play, "ET PENDANT CE TEMPS SIMONE VEILLE !". The attending women were very enthusiastic about gathering in honour of International Women’s Day and greatly enjoyed the comedy about the history of women’s rights.
Afterwards, they met to share a glass of friendship with dear friend Lisette, from the Paris office of Israel Bonds International. Among the participants, five women came especially from Lyon for this event, and four new ones joined the France Women’s Division. All of them chose to invest in an eMazal Tov Bond on the occasion of this International Women's Day. After a friendly exchange, co-chairs Isabelle and Catherine reminded the participants of the importance of their involvement in the Israel Bonds France Women’s Division and warmly thanked them.
Photo Credit: Jonathan Touboul
Feb 10, 2022
Shlomo Corcos & Rav Elie Lemmel
On the evening of 10 February 2022, Israel Bonds International in France, together with Yayin Kosher, organized a Wine Tasting with the exceptional Rabbi Elie Lemmel. What a night of reunion and sharing after COVID-19 restrictions made in-person gatherings a challenge—and with so many present!
Through drinking wine, we connect to one another, and to the wine itself, often feeling the love of the land and the search for unity and excellence. As Rabbi Lemmel so brilliantly demonstrated, our relationship with wine allows us to refine our relationship to the spiritual as well as the more material elements of our lives.
Yoel Kassabi and Shlomo Corcos led the attendees through a beautiful tasting, introducing wines rich in flavour and terroir, while explaining the behind-the-scenes winemaking of the greatest châteaux of Bordeaux.
Co-President of Israel Bonds International in France Women’s Division, Catherine Lacrosnière, but also a renowned Doctor of Nutrition, discussed the valuable anti-inflammatory virtues of wine.
“Drinking” the enlightening words of Rabbi Lemmel, while drinking the carefully curated lineup of wines, felt like an omen of good health to all.
The successful event concluded with thanks to the attending guests, who were advised of Israel Bonds’ new online platform for investing and an introduction to the eMazel Tov Bond, which starts at 36€.
And, as some Lay Leaders reminded during the closing remarks, citing numerous examples, receiving an Israel bond can totally change the course of a person’s life.
Photo Credit: depositphotos.com
Jan 25, 2022
Jeanette Marx (née Nachmansson)
On Tuesday, the 25th of January 2022, Jeanette Marx (née Nachmansson) joined Israel Bonds International in the United Kingdom and the World Zionist Organization UK to commemorate International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
Over 120 participants logged online to hear the deeply moving, heartbreaking yet inspiring, story of Jeanette’s mother, Mascha Nachmansson, Z"L. A Holocaust survivor from the Łódź ghetto in Poland, Mascha endured the horrors of Auschwitz-Birkenau and Ravensbrück concentration camps. Rescued just before the end of the war by the Swedish Red Cross, she was brought to Sweden, where Jeanette was born.
Mascha Nachmansson, Z"L never missed an opportunity to tell people what happened, a profound dedication to Holocaust testimony. With the help of Generation 2 Generation, her daughter is now carrying on her legacy to make sure we remember…lest we forget.
Photo used with permission of speaker. Photo: Jeanette Marx