UIA – Melbourne Women off to a great start

March 10, 2010 by Carli Binko
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The 2010 Women’s Division Campaign Launch breakfast has hit new high spots.This year took on a fresh new look with the venue being changed to the International of Brighton. Over 350 women attended the morning.

Photos: Peter Haskin

The theme for the morning’s breakfast was “What does Israel mean to you?” As part of the event, a video centered around this theme was produced which highlighted the women of the community’s thoughts and feelings about Israel and what it means to them. This video set the tone for the function as it was both uplifting and inspiring.

The first speaker was Mirla Gal, who served as the Director General of the Ministry of Immigration and Absorption, Israel. She held this position from 2003-2006. Prior to this, she held a senior managerial position in the securities services in the Prime Minister’s Ministry where she served for more than 20 years.  She is currently the Chairperson of Fidel – Association for Education and Social Integration of Ethiopian Jews in Israel. Mirla discussed what it is like to be a woman in government and in the Mossad and the challenges she faced during her positions.

The Women’s Division have again chosen to support the Keren Hayesod approved project Youth Futures. The second speaker for the morning was Hila Amos, the Director of the Youth Futures Program in Kiryat Gat. She discussed the work that she does with her team and how the money raised helps youth at risk. Her speech was accompanied with a presentation featuring 4 students for whom Youth Futures has turned their lives around and given them a second chance.

The event was a wonderful confirmation of the strength and unity amongst the women of the Melbourne Jewish community.

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