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  • Standing on a Precipice

    Progressive Social Issues in Danger as Israelis Face an Election

    Thursday, April 4 at 7.00 p.m.

    Keynote Address by Prominent Israeli Social Activist Anat Hoffman
    Named "Person of the Year" (2013) by Israeli newspaper Haaretz
    Listed fifth by the Jerusalem Post among its list of 50 Most Influential Jews.

    Just five days before Israelis head to the polls, Anat Hoffman, founding member of Women of the Wall, will take a close look at what progressive Reform Jews can expect from a new Israeli government.

    The make up of the new government will have serious consequences for various social issues including inclusivity of minorities, gender equality and religious pluralism. Anat’s presentation follows some of the landmark victories over segregation and exclusion and looks at the challenges that remain.

    Anat Hoffman became Executive Director of the Israel Religious Action Center in 2002. Previously, Ms. Hoffman served as a Jerusalem City Council woman for 14 years, carving out a niche for herself as an untiring warrior for justice and equality. She has dedicated her adult life to the Jewish principle of tikkun olam, which literally means repairing the world. It is this commitment to social action and justice that has formed her career.

    Anat will also deliver a d’var Torah at our Shabbat morning service on Saturday morning April 6th, which will include the Temple Sinai Ensemble Youth Choirs.

    Thank you to Laurie & Barry Green for their support of this program

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