Anat Hoffman, Executive Director of NIF grantee the Israel Religious Action Center (IRAC) since 2002, has guided it in its work to promote Jewish pluralism, tolerance, and equality and to combat racism, corruption, and religious coercion. She expanded IRAC’s mission to go beyond the courts and the Knesset and to help people directly through social action.
Born in Jerusalem, Anat served in the army and as a Jerusalem City Councilwoman for 14 years, representing the Civil Rights and Peace Movement. She studied at UCLA and Bar Ilan University, and has dedicated her adult life to the Jewish principle of tikkun olam.
Anat was a founding member of Women of the Wall, and she served on the boards of the Israel Women’s Network, the Association for Civil Rights in Israel, and many other Israeli organizations for social change. She has led battles for the right of women to pray at the Western Wall, for women's equal pay for equal work, and for the provision of adequate municipal services for the more than 200,000 Palestinian residents of Jerusalem.