Israeli Activist Anat Hoffman video discussion

February 20, 2018 by Community newsdesk
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Anat Hoffman, Executive Director of the Israel Religious Action Centre (IRAC) will talk via video on Thursday 1 March at 7pm about Fighting for Equality: At the Kotel, on the busses and in the street.

Anat Hoffman

he will be speaking live from Jerusalem with NIF Australia Executive Director Liam Getreu, who will help conduct the Q&A with the remote audience.

“Anat is one of Israel’s leading advocates for social justice and equality,” Getreu said. “Anat brings decades of experience as a pioneer for the fight against the exclusion of women in the public sphere and for women and all streams of Judaism to pray equally at the Kotel.”

Union of Progressive Judaism President Roger Mendelson said that “The UPJ is an active supporter of IRAC, which we see is leading the fight for religious pluralism in Israel.”

Getreu continued: “This is a unique opportunity to hear from one of the foremost experts in this field. It’s not often our community is able to engage directly in a discussion with a changemaker of this scale.”

Anat is also a founding member of Women of the Wall (WOW) as well as a passionate activist for religious pluralism, tolerance and equality in Israel. A former Jerusalem City Councillor she has worked tirelessly to combat racism, corruption and religious coercion.

Most recently, NIF Australia has partnered with IRAC to launch the Israel Racism Crisis Centre, a new service which takes action on behalf of Mizrahi, Russian, Ethiopian and Arab communities in Israel to ensure that perpetrators of racism are brought to justice.

To join the call, participants can login from home or join satellite sessions at Temple Beth Israel in Melbourne or Emanuel Synagogue in Sydney where the call will be viewed on large screens.

All participants need to pre-register at www.nif.org.au/anat

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