Back by popular demand: The 2nd annual NBN & LFSII conference

Sunday, June 2nd 2024 • Day: 10:30 am – 16:00 pm • Evening: 18:00-21:00
Nefesh B’Nefesh Jerusalem Campus, Yitzhak Rabin 10

Back by popular demand: The 2nd annual NBN & LFSII conference

After a sold-out 2023 conference, LFSII is back! We’re excited to invite our previous guests and meet new participants to learn about smarter financial planning for real life, how to optimize their money and existing assets, and explore ways to make the most of the finance opportunities available in Israel.

Featuring original guidance from Rifka Lebowitz, founder of the popular Living Financially Smarter in Israel Facebook group and a Certified Financial Planner with more than 20 years of experience, you’ll get a front row seat into tried-and-true strategies for financial success today, along with advice on how to secure your financial future.

NEW: Day and evening sessions

LFSII 2024 is offering flexible options for an expanded range of schedules and lifestyles. You can attend our day track, from 10 AM to 4 PM or our new evening track, from 6 PM to 9 PM.

Our evening sessions are intended for a specific audience: students, B’not Sherut, young professionals, students and soldiers.

Updated content for today’s realities

This year, we’re offering new sessions focused on the real issues that matter to Israelis right now, specifically related to the war and current economic situation. With so much in flux, we’re offering insights on a number of topics that can help you stabilize your finances in this time of uncertainty.

Speakers: Stay tuned for an expanded schedule with more details, speakers, bios and presentations as they evolve!

Our Sponsor: Bank Mizrahi Tefahot

We’re thrilled to announce that this year’s conference is being sponsored by Bank Mizrahi Tefahot, one of the largest financial institutions in Israel. 

 “We know that English-speaking Olim are facing a huge transition when it comes to managing their money in Israel. It’s very important for us that Olim know we are here for them every step of the way,” says Marc Reiss, Head of International Activities for Foreign Residents and Olim at  Bank Mizrahi Tefahot.

 “Partnering with Rifka and Nefesh B’Nefesh is a natural fit for us, as we strive to deliver exceptional services to our Olim clients. Supporting LFSII is our way of demonstrating our commitment to our English-speaking customers, and we are looking forward to meeting many of them in person at the conference.”


Secure Your Seat Now!

General admission: 70 NIS (subsidized pricing, thanks to our sponsor) daytime program

For soldiers, b’not sherut, students, and young professionals: Get your 50% off coupon via the evening event payment link. Our new evening track, from 6 PM to 9 PM, is especially tailored for the under-30 crowd, including soldiers, b’not sherut, students, and young professionals.

Cancellation policy: Refunds issued up to 7 days before the event

General admission tickets are for those who do not work in financial services. For finance professionals, we are offering a limited number of tickets, subject to available space. Please email Miriam at [email protected] to request a spot.

What You’ll Learn, in Plain English

Investing in Israel: Top tips for success

With different regulations, laws, and new financial products and portfolio options, investing in a new country can be challenging. We break down everything from PFIC issues to the most common investments made by Israelis, giving you answers on your most-asked investment questions. You’ll also get a basic overview of the financial markets and getting started.

User-friendly, practical finance in Israel

These 101-style talks cover the fundamentals to help you live financially smarter in Israel. You’ll learn the basics of smart finance, such as how to create a sustainable budget that works for you and your lifestyle, along with future-looking planning. We’ll delve into more advanced topics including insurances, wills and inheritance issues, as well as catastrophe insurance and finances in the event of an emergency.

Holistic, people-first financial planning

Conversations with loved ones regarding finances can be tricky to navigate. We’re offering expert advice on the best ways to talk about loaded money-related topics and financial planning. You’ll also hear how to future-proof your finances, tips for protecting your assets during life changes, and learn ways to think bigger and more confidently regarding your money.