No Room for Small Dreams: Courage, Imagination, and the Making of Modern Israel
Thursday, Nov. 15, 7 p.m.
Sponsored by the Roslyn & Joseph Baim Family Foundation / Barbara and Joseph Baim
As the son of Shimon Peres, Nechemia (“Chemi”) Peres was raised among the pioneers of Israel, so he knows first-hand about the state’s political and business climate. While his father served as a long-time member of the Knesset and as Israel’s ninth president, Chemi became one of the “Start Up Nation’s” preeminent venture capitalists. He has collaborated with the most inventive minds in Israel and has developed a deep understanding of the role innovation and technology play in global stability. Currently, he is Managing General Partner and Co-Founder of Pitango Venture Capital Group, a key player on the global entrepreneurial stage.
Building on his father’s vision of peace and prosperity through innovation, Chemi draws upon his own experience to illustrate the power of technological innovation in shaping the world. As Chairman of the Peres Center for Peace and Innovation, Chemi is committed to continuing Shimon’s legacy. The Peres Center has pioneered cutting-edge peace-building programs that have brought together thousands of Jews and Arabs, Israelis and Palestinians over the last 21 years. Chemi continues to spread his father’s message of the importance of meaningful cooperation.
Shimon Peres’ autobiography, No Room for Small Dreams, completed just weeks before his passing, is a guide to the history of Israel’s founding and the making of the modern, hi-tech nation. It charts a path forward for Israel, and provides deep and universal wisdom for younger generations who seek to lead. Expounding on this memoir, Chemi shares his father’s hopes that we will all dream bigger, create a better world, and serve a greater cause.
Assigned seating. $25 JCC members, $32 public, $32 at the door.
VIP single $100 or VIP couple $175, includes premium seats and copy of the book.
Premium VIP: $500/couple, includes premium seats, book, and private pre-event reception
Arrangements for the appearance of Chemi Peres made through Greater Talent Network, LLC., New York, NY.
Sponsored by the Roslyn & Joseph Baim Family Foundation/ Barbara and Joseph Baim
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