Religious Affairs Minister visits Triguboff’s Policy Centre

June 2, 2022 by Asher Gold
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Israel’s Religious Affairs Minister Matan Kahana visited the Hartman and Triguboff Institutes’ Centre for Judaism and State Policy last week.

Matan Kahana

Sydney’s Harry Triguboff recently visited Israel and opened the centre, a part of his vision of liberalizing the religious institutions in Israel

Kahana toured the Jerusalem campus, met with Center Director Tani Frank, and was interviewed for the Center’s podcast.

Minister Kahana, who has been called an “Orthodox revolutionary” for his efforts in overhauling the state’s role in religion, discussed policy issues with Frank, including the current status of conversions, and Kahana’s recently approved changes to the process of how municipal rabbis are chosen. An active advocate for changing the status quo on issues of religion and state, Frank was the founding director of Judaism for All, an initiative that created alternative religious services including the Giyur Kahalacha private conversion rabbinical courts, and the Tzohar Kashrut organization.

The Centre for Judaism and State Policy at the Triguboff and Hartman Institute works to reshape religion and state policies in Israel to strengthen Jewish unity in Israel and around the world. The Center promotes a liberal, pluralistic agenda, and supports leading Knesset members, policymakers, and activists who are working to make an impact through legislation advocacy, and grassroots activism.

“We established the Centre for Judaism and State Policy to act as an initiator, supporter, and implementor of change in Israeli society,” said Shalom Norman, CEO of the Oscar Triguboff Institute in Israel.  “We are delighted that Minister Kahana came to discuss these critical issues with our team, and we look forward to making an impact with positive change on issues of Judaism and state.”

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