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Former MK Yossi Beilin & NIF Activist Shira Ben-Sasson Furstenberg are coming to Toronto. Join us on Monday, June 17th from 7:30-9:30PM for
After the Social Protests, What Next? Two Forces for Social Change in Israel Today
The New Israel Fund of Canada is pleased to announce an upcoming event on Monday June 17th, 2013 at the Beth Tzedec Congregation in Toronto. From 7:30PM-9:30PM participants will learn about the "Impact of Social Change in Israel" from noted speakers Yossi Beilin and Shira Ben-Sasson Furstenberg. Check back soon for more information and look below to learn a little bit more about our speakers
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 an 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 the daily newspaper Haaretz and the daily newspaper Israel HaYom.
The event is free! But space is limited.
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Shira Ben-Sasson Furstenberg
New Israel Fund of Canada
We work closely with SHATIL, the capacity building arm of the NIF, whose multi-cultural staff annually provide hundreds of non-profit organizations with leadership training, consulting, workshops in organizational development, coalition building, conflict management, media and public relations, needs assessment, resource development and volunteer management. New Israel Fund of Canada hosts frequent educational events for the Canadian community, as well as New Generations Canada programming for people 20-40.
Our projects stress a grass-roots approach to empowering and educating some of Israel's most disadvantaged groups such as Ethiopian Israelis, Bedouin women, single-parent families, and the disabled.