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Saying Yes to Social Change in Israel Today

New Israel Fund of Canada

Monday, 17 June 2013 from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM (EDT)

Toronto, ON

Saying Yes to Social Change in Israel Today

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The New Israel Fund of Canada is pleased to announce our upcoming event on Monday June 17th, 2013 at the Beth Tzedec Congregation in Toronto. Join us for an evening of dialogue between rival forces of social change in Israel today: grassroots activism and Knesset lawmaking.

Shira Ben-Sasson Furstenberg serves as the grant officer for the New Israel Fund's Jewish Pluralism Pool. Previously, she served as the Religious Pluralism Project coordinator at SHATIL, NIF's Empowerment and Training Center for Social Change Organizations in Israel. Her work to promote Jewish pluralism and freedom of religion in Israel focuses on assisting three target populations: the general public (secular, Reform, Conservative, etc.), the liberal Orthodox public and immigrants from the former Soviet Union. Born and raised in a liberal Orthodox family in Jerusalem, Shira was an officer in the IDF and received her BA and MA in cultural anthropology from the Hebrew University. She worked for five years in the Knesset Research and Information Center, focusing on education and culture. She is a founding member of Hakhel, an Orthodox egalitarian congregation in Jerusalem. She is married and a mother of three.

Yossi Beilin is a renowned Israeli politician and a former Knesset member, Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister and Justice Minister, representing both the Labor Party and Meretz, of which he served as chairman between 2003 and 2006. He is best known for his involvement with the Oslo accords, the Geneva Initiative and the Israeli-Palestinian peace process in general. His signed expositions on Israeli political and social current events are frequently carried in thedaily newspaper Haaretz and the daily newspaper Israel HaYom.



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 Parking is available in the back, please arrive early to park your vehicle.

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When & Where

Beth Tzedec Congregation
1700 Bathurst St
Toronto, ON M5P 3K3

Monday, 17 June 2013 from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM (EDT)

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New Israel Fund of Canada

The New Israel Fund of Canada supports projects and programs in Israel that strengthen and safeguard civil and human rights, bridge social and economic gaps, and foster tolerance and religious pluralism for all of its citizens.  It helps advance the development of Israel as a Jewish and democratic state as envisioned in its Declaration of Independence. 

For almost 30 years, NIFC has worked with its partner the New Israel Fund helping hundreds of grass-roots Israeli organizations.  Its activities have included project funding, capacity building, leadership development and coalition building.

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