Jerusalem, Israel - June 7, 2017 - One thousand Jewish women attended the 8th annual Temech Conference in Yerushalayim, held in the Jerusalem International Conference Center on Wednesday.
Temech was originally established to help charedi women get better educations and better paying jobs to support their families. Under CEO Shaindy Babad, the non-profit organization has grown in assisting female entrepreneurs to grow their businesses. Besides the annual conference, Temech has established a Hub, near the Jerusalem Central Bus Station, with work stations with high speed internet and computers, and offers numerous classes in Hebrew and English.
Amy Holtz, from Philadelphia, lawyer, entrepreneur, formerly owner of Party City and president of Jerusalem U, was keynote speaker for the English track. Also, speaking to Anglos, with inspirational stories and tips learned from their business successes, were Debbie Wolf, Shlomit Tobin, Fiona Darmon, Steve Hasenfeld, and Revital Hendler.
Items from jewelry to chalah flour were for sale, while advice and mesonzos rolls and candies were offered free for the taking. Networking, seeing friends, and making new connections went all day, with conversations in English and Hebrew.
Chief Rabbi Rav David Lau was one of several rabbis who came to the conference center over the course of the day.
Temech Chairman of the Board, Avi Schron, came from the United States to speak briefly in English during the mehadrin meat lunch under the hashgacha of Badatz Eida Hachareidis, which was served in the large hall often used for weddings and major conventions.
Chavi Hertz, again sponsored in memory of her grandmother, Henya Malka Lachner, Z"L, and Miri Green severed as Conference Manager.
Included in the photo essay, Naava Posy Shafner, formerly of Maryland.