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Israel Translators Association Annual General Meeting (AGM)

Sunday, June 3, 2018, at 17:00 – 21:00 hrs.

Leonardo Beach (formerly Basel) Hotel, 156 HaYarkon St. (opposite Atarim Square), Tel-Aviv


We are pleased to announce that the forthcoming Israel Translators Association Annual General Meeting (AGM) will take place in Tel-Aviv.


17:00–17:50:  Registration

17:50-18:00: Opening the AGM and adjournment until 19:50

18:00-18:50:  Lecture

18:50-19:50: Dinner

19:50-21:00: AGM


Lecture (in English) by Shira Leibowitz-Schmidt

Title: WONDERful Translations of Humor from the Book and Film “Wonder”

Description: The fictional bestseller Wonder, about a boy with facial differences, was translated into Hebrew by Shoham Smith and Amnon Katz.  A major motion picture starring Julia Roberts, with Hebrew subtitles by  Alon Finer, ran for months in Israel. Shira will present  segments from the book and  film, focusing on how the aforementioned translators dealt with these challenges, especially when it comes to puerile scatological humor. Another focus will be on language puns (e.g., son/sun)  in English that have to be rendered into Hebrew.

Bio:  Shira Leibowitz-Schmidt’s best known translation, which she did together with her colleague Jessica Setbon, is Out of the Depths, the English version of the autobiography of Rabbi Israel Meir Lau אל תשלח ידך אל הנער. Shira translations run the gamut from  short stories by S.Y. Agnon and Rabbi Haim Sabato to essays by Haim Beer and memoirs by Holocaust survivors. She has branched out into interpreting (aka simultaneous translation) and film subtitling. Her current project is writing English subtitles for the Channel 11 TV film  Astir Panai  – אסתיר פני.


About the AGM

The items currently on the agenda are as follows:

  • Appointment of the AGM chair
  • ITA Chair’s report and Verbal Report
  • Presentation of 2017 accounts
  • Audit Committee report
  • Adoption of 2017 accounts and reports
  • Reappointment of Yitzhak Druzin as auditor for 2018
  • Discussion (including motions submitted by members)
  • Elections for the Executive Committee (Va’ad) and Audit Committee (Va’a’dat Bikoret)


Registration form



ITA members: Free

Nonmembers: 165 NIS



Please use the registration form.

After filling in the required fields (in Hebrew) and clicking “Send”, the appropriate links for paying for nonmembers (165 NIS) will appear.

Receipts for payment will be emailed at a later date.

Please Note:

  • There is no need for you to open a personal Paypal account. Just enter this form and pay via the “Credit Card” link that appears below the fields for paying via Paypal. After filling all credit card details and other requested detailed, check the accept Paypal terms box, and then click “Send”.
  • You may cancel your registration and get a refund up to May 29. Later cancellation or not turning up at the event will not qualify for a refund.
  • Should you wish to register another person besides yourself, please reenter the registration form, fill in the other person’s details, and pay again for him or her. Currently we do not have an option for making a single payment for several people.
  • At the top of the registration form you have the link for renewing your annual ITA membership, or registering as a new member.


See you there! 

The ITA Committee