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Being Jewish In Israel: It's Harder Thank You Think

15 December 2008 By New Israel Fund

A conference call with:

Alice Shalvi
2007 Israel Prize Recipient

Monday, September 10, 12:00 Noon Eastern Time

Religion permeates every aspect of Israeli society, from national identity and who can marry to politics and economics.

As Jews prepare for the High Holidays, we look at where things stand in the struggle to legitimize diverse expressions of Judaism and Jewish identity in Israel.

Alice Shalvi – pioneer of Israel’s feminist movement, life-long advocate for Jewish education, and leader in creating a more just society in Israel – has been awarded Israel’s highest honor for her “Lifetime Achievements and Special Contribution to Society and the State of Israel.” She is a member of the New Israel Fund’s International Council.