March Events: An Evening with Ayelet Gundar-Goshen and More

Dear Friend,

We are delighted to extend an invitation for you to join us on Tuesday 5 March for an evening with lauded psychologist Ayelet Gundar-Goshen, to mark International Women’s Day. She will be in conversation with Alona Ferber to discuss the fallout and recovery of Israeli society after October 7th.

Ayelet Gundar-Goshen is a leading Israeli psychologist, who has been dealing with the trauma caused by the events of October 7th, as well as a prize-winning author. Her best-selling book, Waking Lions, explores immigration, identity and communities seeking asylum and was a New York Times Book of the Year.

Her work, which has been translated into over 20 languages, touches upon American-Israeli diaspora identity, dynamics of power, isolation and the experiences of outsiders. Her newest book, The Wolf Hunt, is a psychological thriller that touches upon themes of isolation, racial tensions, familial ties, and what it means to be an Israeli living in the diaspora. The story is told through Lilach, an Israeli-American, living in California with her husband and their teenage son, who has to come to terms with her identity when her son is accused of a terrible crime.

Alona Ferber is the senior editor of Spotlight, the New Statesman special policy section and supplement.  She specialises in coverage of Israel, and was formerly a senior news editor and reporter for Haaretz. She writes on politics and policy, including her specialist coverage of Israel, and interviews major public figures. Her Substack, The Backlash, covers the struggle for gender equality.

New Israel Fund is one of the leading organisations in the world promoting the rights and equality of women, as well as their presence in public and political life. We work with a wide cross-section of women in Israeli society, from the ultra-orthodox to Bedoin. 

Over the years NIF has worked to empower women in Israeli society, from helping found the Israel Women’s Network, to supporting organisations like Itach Ma’aki- Women Layers for Social Justice, and advocating for Alice Miller who successfully sued the military for the right to become a pilot.

The event will be taking place between 7.30-9pm at Friends House, NW1 2BJ.

We hope you’ll join us for what promises to be a highly moving and unmissable event. Registration link will follow but to register your interest please email Refreshments will be served. 

Warm wishes,  


Atira Winchester
Director of Content and Leadership, The New Israel Fund UK



Save the Date


Upcoming Webinar

NIF’s Plan for the Day After- Thursday 7th March, 6-7pm

NIF will be co-presenting an international webinar, to discuss NIF’s vision and strategies for what Israel will look like the day after the war ends.

We will be hearing from Mickey Gitzen, Executive Director of NIF Israel, and Raghad Jaraisi, Co-Executive Director of Sikkuy-Aufoq.

They will be talking about our strategies for The Day After while keeping in mind that Israel is still in a time of crisis. The reports will be rooted in ‘on-the-ground’ experiences from our partners and grantee organisations.

Upcoming Event

Shahira Shalabi: Wednesday 27th March, in-person

Former deputy mayor of Haifa and city councillor.

Shahira was among the founders of the Palestinian Feminist Movement in Israel and has established several initiatives and organisations working to improve the status of Arab women in Israel.

She has consulted for social change organisations on issues of leadership, planning and strategic thinking, teamwork, developing and managing resources, and community work.

This event will be in conjunction with the Abraham Initiatives.

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