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Daytimers with Shira Ben Sasson Furstenberg and Rabbi Noa Sattath
June 15 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Join the Daytimers for a conversation with Shira Ben Sasson Furstenberg, Associate Director of the New Israel Fund and Rabbi Noa Sattath, Director, Israel Religious Action Center.
One of the major fault lines in Israeli society lies between religion and state. The monopoly of Jewish Orthodoxy in Israel and the lack of separation between religion and state greatly impact Israeli society as well as Israel’s relations with the Jewish diaspora. 83% of adult Jews supporting freedom of and from religion (according to a recent poll by Israeli NGO Hiddush), and with the Reform movement in Israel growing as a viable alternative to Orthodoxy, it is no wonder that these topics were also dominated in all four election cycles over the past two years.
The New Israel Fund (NIF) and its grantees work to advance religious freedom in Israel as well as a more pluralistic interpretation of Jewish values and norms. Just recently, NIF grantee the Israel Religious Action Center of the Reform Movement (IRAC) won two High Court of Justice appeals: restoring funding for educational activities to pluralistic NGOs, and ensuring recognition and rights for non-Orthodox conversions in Israel.
Join the Temple Sinai DayTimers for a discussion on how issues of religion and state are playing out in Israel with NIF Associate Director in Israel, Shira Ben-Sasson Furstenberg, and IRAC Director, Rabbi Noa Sattath. Hear about what progress has been made, and the challenges that still lie ahead.
- June 15
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
- Event Category:
- Adult Ed
- Sinai Online
- DC United States
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