More than a dozen women from cities across the US set out on a purposeful and spiritual journey to Israel on the Israel Bonds Women’s Division Delegation, which took place October 30 – November 3. The delegation, long awaited due to postponement resulting from the pandemic, brought together longtime friends and members of the Division, and welcomed new participants in an endeavor to explore and share in the beauty of the Jewish homeland. Participants met with top-ranking diplomats and government officials, community leaders and enterprise entrepreneurs, as well as female IDF heroes, and innovative professionals from a variety of industries defining the persona of the true Israeli spirit.
On October 31, the Israel Bonds Women’s Division delegation visited with IDF female officers in a special panel presentation over breakfast.
Participants had an informative and enlightening meeting with Yaakov Hagoel, chairman of the executive of the World Zionist Organization and Marina Rosenberg Curitney, WZO’s head of the Department for the Promotion of Aliyah, at the Jewish Agency’s headquarters, in addition to an exclusive discussion with Moshe Leon, mayor of Jerusalem, at the Jerusalem Municipality. The women also met with Gil Cohen, senior deputy accountant general and head of finance at the Ministry of Finance, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Esther Hayut at the Supreme Court building, as well as with His Excellency Ambassador Khaled Yousif Al-Jalahma, the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Bahrain to Israel.
On November 2, Bonds Women’s Division delegates met with Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Israel Esther Hayut at the Supreme Court Building, and toured Israel’s Supreme Court in Jerusalem.
Throughout the meaningful expedition, delegates felt closer to their heritage and to each other, relished the sights, sounds, and flavors of all aspects of Israeli culture, and experienced firsthand what it means to play a significant role in Israel’s economic and future development through investments in Israel bonds.