20s and 30s

Conversations Over Coffee with Reb Steve: Consul General Idit Shamir

Welcoming The New Consul General

Feb 14 2022, 12:30PM to 1:00PM in the Facebook and YouTube.
NOTE: This event has already occurred.

Rabbi Steven Wernick gathers a cadre of community leaders for a series of conversations on politics, culture, social existence and Jewish life. Each session will be streamed over Zoom and broadcast to Facebook and YouTube. Grab a cup of coffee and log on to join us.

This week, Reb Steve will share coffee with Idit Shamir, Consul General of Israel in Toronto and Western Canada. They will have a discussion about 'Welcoming The New Consul General'.

This week's conversation will be broadcast live to the Beth Tzedec Facebook page and YouTube channelComment with your questions for Ms Shamir on either platform!

Ms. Idit Shamir began her term as Consul General of Israel in Toronto and Western Canada in August 2021.

Ms Shamir brings rich diplomatic experience from her service in China, Japan, Thailand and Cambodia. Her most recent postings included Head of Special Projects at the Economic Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and until recently, she worked on the economic implementation of the Abraham Accords.

Outside of government, Ms Shamir joined UNESCO at the United Nations Economic and Social Commission regional hub for Asia and the Pacific and served as Programme Specialist (Gender and Basic Education), Programme of Education for All. Prior to joining the Foreign Service, Ms. Shamir had a private law practice that specialized in representing victims of domestic violence. She also served as a lawyer with the Israeli National Council for the Child, an NGO dedicated to safeguarding of children's welfare, well-being and rights. Ms. Shamir also served as apprentice in the legal department of the Israeli parliament and the Association for Human Rights in Israel.

She holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from Bar-Ilan University and a Master of Laws (LLM) from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

Event Details
For Information:
Sheri Federman
416-781-3514 ext. 227
No charge
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