OLAH conferences bring together women from all backgrounds from all over Europe for a unique exclusive mind-blowing program where we are all being enriched, exposed to, and connected to our Jewish identity, and to one another.
During the conference we go through a unique journey that was developed especially for Jewish women in Europe from all backgrounds.
We will be exploring and learning different aspects and layers of our identity and heritage. We will step through the cycle of life and through the Jewish calendar in an extraordinary way, that will stay with wherever we go.
Location: The conference is being held at Novotel Amsterdam Schiphol Airport Hotel Read more...
Our conference is for European Jewish women age 30+
Our conference is a unique setup for European Jewish women where we gather women from different communities and different background to an unforgettable life changing 3 days of learning, connecting, and experiencing our identity and ancient wisdom.
We will explore our past and values through the eyes of today.
We will have different workshops for the body and soul, music, movie, Special events and much more.
We will enjoy a luxury venue with good food fun and spirit.
Come and learn about yourself and your identity, come and explore your roots and get tools to go back to your life and impact your family and community.
The conference is tailored for all Jewish women from all different background and affiliation.
OLAH conference – Amsterdam, November 2021 –is bringing women together, aged 30+ from all Europe for a unique exclusive )mind-blowing? / ( program where we are all being exposed? (unveil?) dig in? chasifa?no need , enriched, and connected to our own identity, and to one another.
The program was developed especially for Jewish women in Europe from all backgrounds to touch each woman on her own unique way.
We will be exploring and learning different aspects and layers of our identity and heritage. We will step through the cycle of life and the Jewish calendar in an extraordinary way, that will stay with us wherever we go.
We will discover the magic of Hebrew and will get perspective of the Tanach’ books and history joined by touching existential questions that will come into life from our ancient texts. We will touch biblical – 21 century dilemmas, and will get a breeze the mystery of our eternal wisdom
The learning will be given using intellectual and experiential tools and will live each participant with a lifetime experience and an anchor to her own identity and daily life.
What will we have?
*Main sessions - crossing life as a Jewish woman in the context of today, based on thousand years of our history and values
*Workshops – specially designed to implement the session using multiple choices from theoretical to practical ones, including art, music , sport , body and soul and much more for choice.
*Special events – will have a special night with a movie and a movie producer, a gala night with an inspiring program music, party and dance, ted session, master cheff, and more
All in all, at a luxury hotel with delicious kosher food
Special costs for early birds
Option to sponsor your peers and an option to get a scholarship
Come and join us through a unique, unforgettable journey , meeting Jewish women form different communities and strengthening together to bring out our best, be more connected and putting our unique touch in this world
Born in Jerusalem and having lived in the Ukraine and Australia, Noa is the founder and CEO of Echad. Noa has founded and managed a youth program in the Ukraine, opened and managed a women's Jewish learning center in Australia and initiated many community activities including international group tours to Israel and has project managed many community events.
Noa has a wealth of experience initiating and developing community projects connecting different Jewish communities around the world and is an active volunteer in a unit for emergency services.
Noa has an MA in Computer Science, a BA in Mathematics, a BA in Jewish Studies and has completed the Rothschild Fund's course of community leadership and management.
Rachel, a native Israeli, is a partner in the "Olah" organisation. Rachel was sent on "shlichut" to South America and Holland to represent Israel. In Holland she was given the role of a spiritual leader in a Jewish community, Amsterdam.
Many non-profit organisations have engaged her as a consultant to develop their projects.
Rachel has extensive experience in Jewish lectures and seminars on self-development and in leading multi-aged community projects and provides couples guidance in preparation for marriage.
Rachel has initialized different programmes concerning Jewish identity in Israel and internationally.
Rachel has a BA in Psychology, an MA in Organisational Consultancy.
Rachelle Sprecher Fraenkel, born and raised in Israel, is a Yoetzet Halacha and teaches Talmud and Halakha at Nishmat. She is the director of Matan's Advanced Halakha Program. Mrs. Fraenkel is a co-founder of The Jerusalem unity prize and Unity Day project. She is a mother of seven and lives with her family in Nof Ayalon
Born in Colombia and raised in Spain, Channa has many years of experience working as events coordinator at her family’s food and commerce companies in Spain and Panama. She volunteered at an alternative medicine and sports rehabilitation clinic in Madrid. currently Chana is a student for languages and recently started her studies for nursing. Channah began her journey back to her Jewish roots more than eight years ago whilst living in Panama, and finished her giyur in Israel
Dr. Orly Wiersman is a change management psychologist. Change is her expertise. Her PhD thesis focused on work-life balance. For over 20 years Orly helps individuals and top organisations going through periods of changes. In addition to coaching sessions she also gives workshops and speaking engagements. Throughout her career Orly has worked in North America, Europe and Asia.
Sara Tanz grew up in NYC and has been dancing for as long as she can remember. Sara has taught movement classes in New York, Los Angeles, and Amsterdam. For the last 25 years, Sara's mission has been to share the feeling of joy and freedom that dance has always brought her. Dancing with Sara Tanz is a unique experience. Using a wide variety of Jewish and Israeli music from traditional to popular, we dance our way around the globe and through time. Choreography keeps the energy moving and magical, is easy to follow and geared for everyone.
Since he was a Catholic teenager in Germany, Tom Franz was attracted to the Jewish Israeli culture. His fascination resulted in leaving his successful career as a lawyer and banker in Cologne, moving to Tel Aviv, and converting to Judaism at the age of 30. Eight years later, in 2013, he won the famous Israeli cooking show „Masterchef“, within which he convinced the jury by combining traditional German food with Kosher gourmet cooking. He's published 3 bestseller books and hosts TV shows that are successful in both countries. He brings his culinary creations to special events and workshops all over the world. That is why he is known all over Israel and Germany to build a bridge in between his former and his current environments and is often called a culinary ambassador.