D O V E S Conference - World Jewish Congress
Tel Aviv, Israel – April 30 - May 5, 2023
Doves International Conference

Experience the common thread that binds us together.


About the event

The international conference in Israel will lay the foundations for peacemaking through cooperation, corporate and cultural exchange, social entrepreneurship, innovation scholarship, educational programs and more.

The conference and the tour together promise to be the beginning of a women's movement that leaves behind old myths, prejudices and predispositions and replaces them with new friendships and greater understanding.

Why women?

Who better to bring people together than women? Women naturally seek connection with one another, we are caretakers of economic prosperity who possess creative entrepreneurial minds that innately protect our families from the universal anguish of war.

It is time to bring the core strength of women’s hearts, souls, creativity and understanding to the Middle East table of peace.

Founding Members

Contessa Esther de Pommery
Contessa Esther de Pommery
Honorary Chairwoman of the Managing Board
Valerie Greenfeld
Valerie Greenfeld
Founder and Chairwoman of the Managing Board, Doves
Isabel Jimenez
Isabel Jimenez
Executive Managing Board Member, Doves, Monaco/Spain
Viktoria Szalontai
Viktoria Szalontai
Executive Managing Board Member, Doves, Switzerland
Joy Malka Rothenberg
Joy Malka Rothenberg
Executive Managing Board Member, Doves, Israel


Sunday, April 30th 2023

Registration and Opening Dinner at the Hilton Tel Aviv

Optional Graffiti Tour

Early arrivers can tour the colorful streets of Tel Aviv's trendiest neighborhoods, exploring Tel Aviv’s fascinating urban art scene created by the most well-known Israeli street artists.

8:00 pm Networking Dinner

Monday, May 1

D O V E S Conference, Hilton Tel Aviv

The Conference Day

Keynote Speech Sessions at the Tel Aviv Hilton, with lunch and session breaks.

The Conference Day is followed by a seated dinner at 8 pm

Tuesday, May 2 - Friday, May 5

Theme: Understanding Ourselves

Begin the tour of a lifetime where each of us will get to know ourselves better, receives the gift of meeting other women whose hearts are open to giving and receiving new experiences, ideas and friendships. In the end, women leaders are the ones who will bring peace to the world.

Tour: Tuesday, May 2 - Friday, May 5. 2023

Lechet-Rishon Lezion

Zichron Yaakov was founded in the 1880’s by European Jews of the First Aliya during the waning years of the Ottoman Empire. Now known for crafts shops, wineries and boutique stores, it’s a quaint town overlooking the Mediterranean Sea north of Tel Aviv.

Akko is an ancient port with remains from many civilizations. Recently discovered under the Old City is the phenomenally preserved Medieval Crusader City, a melting pot of Christian Templars, Venetians and others. We’ll visit the Acre Fortress, see the 18th century Al-Jazzar Mosque and the centuries old synagogue of the Ramchal.

Haifa is the modern Israeli port city built in tiers extending from the Mediterranean up the north slope of Mount Carmel. The city’s most iconic sites are the immaculately landscaped terraces of the Bahá'í Gardens and, at their heart, the gold-domed Shrine of the Báb. At the foot of the gardens lies the German Colony, with shops, galleries and restaurants in 19th-century buildings. World class universities and a growing hi-tech scene share space with a diverse population.

Tiberias is on the western shore of the Sea of Galilee. Its Old City holds important Jewish sites including the Tomb of Maimonides and other prominent philosophers. The waterfront features the restaurant-lined Yigal Alon Promenade, a marina and a fish market. South of the city, Hamat Tiberias National Park is home to famed mineral hot springs dating to Roman times.

Dinner close to the water.

Sleep in Tiberias.

Wednesday, May 3

Theme: Understanding Others

Relational intelligence and personal stories bind us to one another by creating safespaces to take risks.

Two first century synagogues have been discovered in Migdal on the shores of the Sea of Galilee. Possibly the home of Mary Magdalene, a catholic center dedicated to women has been built near the Antiquities site

Lunch with Druze women, an Arabic-speaking ethnoreligious group who adhere to the Druze faith, an Abrahamic, monotheistic, syncretic, and ethnic religion based on the teachings of Hamza ibn Ali ibn Ahmad and ancient Greek philosophers like Plato, Aristotle and Pythagoras. The Druze are a close-knit community active in Israeli public life and army service. A Pew Research Center study shows they are roughly 2% of Israel’s population and most live in the northern regions of the Galilee, Carmel and the Golan.

Pottery experience 

Capernaum Village was a fishing village established during the time of the Hasmoneans, located on the northern shore of the Sea of Galilee. . Archaeological excavations have revealed two ancient synagogues built one over the other. It’s mentioned in the New Testament and has fascinating archaeological remains.

Elegant dinner in Tiberias.

Sleep in Tiberias.

Spa Facility Time and Private Spa Treatments.

        Thursday, May 4

        Theme: Finding Commonality within our Rituals

        Walk in the footsteps of 2000 years of history inside the ancient holy city of Jerusalem. Visit the Cardo, Herodian Street, the Jewish, Arab, Christian and Armenian quarters of the Old City and hear about the excavations and remnants that archeologists are just now discovering.

        Visit the Mount of Olives where olives from ancient times were harvested and pressed as a commercial site to be used for anointing in religious services, for oil lamps, cooking and medicinal purposes. Olive oil is still pressed today in the Garden of Gethsemane.

        Check-out of the Tiberias Hotel.

        Einot Kedem in Jordan Valley Einot Kedem sheep ranch was founded by na’ama atidya with her husband Omer – animals and agriculture, maintained with the help of many out of the framework youngsters drawn by the love of land and sense of destiny. She’s a self described Hebrew woman, connected to our roots and deeply devoted to healing women and providing a place to recharge and share

        Kasr al Yahud also known as Al-Maghtas, is the traditional site of the baptism of Jesus by John the Baptist on the Jordan River, as well as where the Israelites crossed over with Joshua.

        The Mount of Olives a mountain ridge east of and adjacent to Jerusalem's Old City. It is named for the olive groves that once covered its slopes. The southern part of the mount was the Silwan necropolis, attributed to the elite of the ancient Kingdom of Judah.

        The Old City–Surrounded by ancient walls, the Old City is home to holy sites such as the Western Wall, Dome of the Rock Islamic shrine, and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, which dates to the 4th century. Shops and markets selling prayer shawls, rosaries, and ceramics fill busy alleys, while food stalls serve falafel.

        Gourmet dinner–Master Chef.

        Sleep in Jerusalem, Orient Hotel address  Emek Refa'im St 3, 02-569-9090

        The Orient Jerusalem hotel is nestled at the heart of the German Colony, walking distance from countless cultural, tourist, and historical attractions. The Orient Jerusalem's exceptionally luxurious rooms and suites showcase an eclectic design, merging classic motifs with modern innovations. Guests can unwind in the rooftop pool overlooking iconic landmarks, or the indoor pool on the spa level, near the gym and saunas.

        Friday, May 5

        Theme: Women Becoming One

        The magnificence of our imperfections makes each of us beautiful. We all have mistakes, damage and baggage. Let’s accept ourselves and each other and realize that each of us are magnificent in our own way–flaws and all. Our beauty lies in the growth that we have made together and in our capacity to use our growth for good.

        City of David VISIT InTour is the name given to an archaeological site considered by most scholars to be the original settlement core of Jerusalem during the Bronze and Iron Ages.

        Archeology and weaving common threads

        Hadassah En Kerem: This 800-bed hospital treats virtually every conceivable aspect of modern medicine. Provides Israel's most advanced diagnostic and therapeutic services. Meet Dream Doctors Medical Clowns

        Challah Baking: A traditional Ashkenazi bread of Jewish origin, usually baked and braided by women as a part of their Friday night and Saturday Shabbat celebration.

        Optional: Shabbat Dinner, dancing, singing and evening walk

        Walk back to the Orient Hotel

        *Program subject to change

        Register for Doves International Conference

        Join us for an unforgettable experience with forward-thinking women leaders of all faiths from across the globe.

        Our Mission

        We, the women of the Middle East, recognize the importance of maintaining peace based on mutual understanding, respect for human dignity, and religious freedom among the three Abrahamic religions.

        We believe that interfaith education, and intercultural dialogue will foster friendship and advance a culture of peace.
        We seek tolerance and respect without regard to race, faith or ethnicity within the Abrahamic countries.

        We support business, international trade and intra-country collaboration to inspire and maximize human potential and to bring nations closer together.

        We believe that education begins at home and in our communities and we believe it is imperative to end the radicalization of our children.

        We pursue a vision of peace, security, and prosperity by interconnecting commerce, education and cultural exchange throughout the Middle East.

        In this spirit, we, the women of the Abraham Accord countries, welcome Israel and its Middle Eastern neighbors to join under the principles of peace and commerce in extending friendship to one another based on our common Abrahamic values.