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Imagine Israel Changemakers Series: Oren Helman
May 16, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington’s Imagine Israel Changemakers Series shines the spotlight on innovative Israelis to share how their life, work, and passions intersect to make a substantial impact on Israeli society. These prominent Israeli agents of change are invited to D.C. to lead community conversations about their unique ideas, influential actions, and social change.
On May 16, Israeli disability inclusion advocate, Oren Helman, will lead a thought-provoking discussion on his lobbying efforts to champion employment regulations for individuals with disabilities in Israel.
Vice President at Israel’s largest government-owned electric company, Helman was a key creator of the Equal Rights for People with Disabilities Bill, passed by Knesset in August 2016. The bill requires that every public agency and organization with 100 workers or more employ individuals with substantial disabilities to at least 5% of its workforce. This law also stipulates that each such institution appoint a disability employment officer to oversee the implementation and annual reports of this regulation.