FIDF & B’nai Torah
Israel 70 Speakers Series with Avi Jorisch
Avi Jorisch is a seasoned entrepreneur and Middle East expert. He is a Senior Fellow at the American Foreign Policy Council and founder of IMS, a merchant processing company that services clients nationwide. A thought leader in exploring global trends in the Arab world, radical Islam, counterterrorism, and illicit finance, Mr. Jorisch previously served in the US Departments of Treasury and Defense. He holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Binghamton University and a master’s degree in Islamic history from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He also studied Arabic and Islamic philosophy at the American University in Cairo and al-Azhar University. Hisarticles have appeared in influential outlets including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Foreign Affairs, Forbes, and Al-Arabiya.net.
Thou Shalt Innovate profiles wondrous Israeli innovations that are collectively changing the lives of billions of people around the world and explores why Israeli innovators of all faiths feelcompelled to make the world better. This is the story of how Israelis are helping to feed the hungry, cure the sick, protect the defenseless, and make the desert bloom. Israel is playing adisproportionate role in helping solve some of the world’s biggest challenges by tapping into the nation’s soul: thespirit of tikkun olam — the Jewish concept of repairing the world.
Following Start-Up Nation’s account of Israel’s incredibly prolific start-up scene, Thou Shalt Innovate tells thestory of how Israeli innovation is making the whole world a better place. Israel has extraordinary innovators who are bound together by their desire to save lives and find higher purpose. In a part of the world that has more than its share of darkness, these stories are rays of light.
“Thou Shalt Innovate is full of inspiring stories revealing the ancient roots of Israel’s innovative spirit, and how that drive to improve the world continues to play out on a global stage. It’s a great read for entrepreneurs, business leaders, and anyone who wants to understand where innovation comes from and how it’s done.”
Dan Senor and Saul Singer, co-authors,
Start-Up Nation: The Story of Israel’s Economic Miracle
”Thou Shalt Innovate tells the remarkable story of how Israeli technology has helped not only Israelis, but the entire world. No country in history has contributed so much to humankind in the first seventy years of its existence.”
Alan Dershowitz, Emeritus Harvard law professor;
author, The Case for Israel
”Thou Shalt Innovate is a book the world needs to pay attention to. In a rich and exhilarating narrative, Avi Jorisch outlines the roadmap for how Israelis innovate while making the world a better place, and how other countries and people can follow suit.”
Yaakov Katz, Editor in Chief, Jerusalem Post;
co-author, The Weapon Wizards
The secret of Israel’s innovation is about leadership, determination, and, perhaps above all, about seeing opportunity when others predict failure. Thou Shalt Innovate gives readers a valuable insight into Israeli innovation and entrepreneurship, together with some inspiring lessons in leadership.
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* Registration closes on March 20th at 5:00 pm
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Sandy Springs, GA 30328