Federation’s Israeli partners, Israel Hofsheet and Tzedek Centers, will share the inspiring work they are doing to promote pluralistic means of Jewish expression and support a strong, resilient, and diverse Israeli society. They will also discuss how October 7 and its aftermath are affecting their missions and organizations.
This unique opportunity is being offered exclusively to our IOAC and Global Connections Committee Members, the newly created Advisory Council led by Rebecca Gold, and Peoplehood participants.
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Presenter: Uri Keidar, Executive Director
Since its founding in 2009, Israel Hofsheet has led many public initiatives and campaigns across the country to promote religious freedom and strengthen democracy, from the right to marry outside the rabbinate, to the struggle against gender segregation in the public sphere, to re-envisioning the nature of Shabbat in Israel and more.
Presenters: Izhar Carmon, Founder and Co-Executive Director of the Tzedek Centers; Maya Ouzen, Frontline Cities Department Director; Hagar Iron, Partnerships Director, and Bar Kolodny, Partnerships Director
Established in 2016, Tzedek Centers is a national grassroots movement of local activist communities that offers leadership programs and training including community, cultural, and public events and action groups, all in service of giving Israelis a way to promote change in their communities and cities. Inspired by the Jewish tradition of tikkun olam (repairing the world) and the Israeli Declaration of Independence, the network of eight national Tzedek Centers works to promote democracy, equality, and solidarity in Israeli society.
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