Powerful Partnerships: AGM 2018
31 OCTOBER 2018 | 7.30PM FOR DESSERT & DRINKS
LAUNCHPAD HUB | 10 KINGSTON STREET
Noam Lautman, Business and Social Investor, Israel
Mark Sofer, Israeli Ambassador to Australia
Noam Lautman, co-founder of the Lautman Foundation and Chairman of Ma’ase, is pioneering social investment in Israel by leading collaborative partnerships between philanthropy, government and grantees – a model of giving that is reshaping Israeli society and social cohesion,. We will be joined by Mark Sofer, Israeli Ambassador to Australia, paying tribute to Israel-Australia philanthropic relations.
Noam Lautmann will be delving into “Israeli Hope”. Over the past few decades demographic and cultural processes have been re-shaping Israeli society, changing it from a society comprising a clear majority and minorities to a society composed of four principal sectors, or “tribes”, that are similar to one another in terms of size: secular, nationalreligious, Ultra-orthodox (Haredi), and Arabs. This social reality is reflected in the composition of the current 1st grade classes, wherein the Ultra-orthodox and Arab educational streams represent close to fifty percent of the total, constituting in effect a “The New Israeli Sociology”. Under these circumstances there are no longer a clear majority or minority in regard to basic ideological issues, a situation that necessitates a transition from the customary conception of “majority and minority” to a new conception of partnership between the sectors that make up Israeli society.