Wed, Feb 22, 2012
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Responses to Religious Extremism in Israel: The Unheard Voices of Orthodox Changemakers

Recent headlines have brought to light disturbing expressions of religious extremism in Israel in the forms of gender discrimination, racist incitement, and "price tag" attacks.

Behind the headlines, Orthodox changemakers are working hard to promote pluralistic, democratic and social justice values in their community and in Israel at large.

Engage with these inspiring activists, voices not commonly heard, who are instrumental in building a strong and democratic Israel on the foundation of Jewish values.

Opening remarks by Rabbi J. Rolando Matalon followed by conversations with:

- Shira Ben-Sasson Furstenberg, New Israel Fund
- Drori Yehoshua, Memizrach Shemesh
- Hanah Kehat, Kolech: Religious Women’s Forum
- Gadi Gvaryahu, Yud Bet B'Heshvan Forum and Brit Choshech Legaresh (Banish the Darkness)
- Batya Kahana-Dror, Mavoi Satum (Dead End)

Read their full bios here

Co-sponsored by

Stay tuned for a complete list of co-sponsors and speakers

Shira Ben-Sasson Furstenberg

Drori Yehoshua

Hanah Kehat

Gadi Gvaryahu

Batya Kahana-Dror

Event Location

JCC in Manhattan
334 Amsterdam Avenue (at 76th St.)
New York, NY 10023

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