Marriage and Divorce in the Jewish State: Israel's Civil War
A Breakfast Briefing with Susan Weiss, Esq.
Israel has a marriage problem.
Although two recognized systems of law operate side by side in Israel, religious courts possess the exclusive right to conduct and terminate marriages. In situations where a husband does not willingly agree to deliver a Jewish bill of divorce to his wife, she remains bound to him.
Join us for this very special briefing with Susan Weiss, founder and Director of the Center for Women's Justice who has pioneered innovative legal recourse for agunot in Israel.
You can read more about Susan here, in an article recently published by Tablet Magazine.
Moderated by Ariela Migdal, Staff Attorney at the ACLU Women's Rights Project.
Where: NIF Office, 330 Seventh Avenue, Floor 11 (at 29th St.)
When: December 11, 8:30-9:45am
$5, Includes light breakfast and coffee
Susan Weiss, Esq. is the founder and Executive Director of the Center for Women’s Justice (CWJ). CWJ is a public interest law organization dedicated to defending the rights of women in Israel. A noted lecturer and author, Susan has been actively working to find solutions for the problems of Jewish women and divorce for over 20 years, first as a private attorney, then as the founder and director of Yad L'Isha from 1997-2004, and now at CWJ.
Susan initiated the innovative tactic of filing damage cases against uncooperative husbands in the Israeli civil court. She is an attorney with an MA in sociology and anthropology and is currently a doctoral student at Tel Aviv University.