We are writing with some exciting news: Israeli women will no longer be forced to the back of the bus. It is difficult to fathom that, in this day and age, we are speaking literally about a woman’s right to choose…her own bus seat.
Thanks to the work of NIF grantee, Israel Religious Action Center (IRAC) which initiated a lawsuit, Israel’s Supreme Court ruling determined that publicly funded buses cannot compel or enforce gender segregation. Last year, many of you joined us in expressing your outrage over the reincarnation of the regressive practice of segregation through thousands of letters sent to Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz. With this ruling, came confirmation that our voices had been heard!
Want to hear more about this issue and others that NIF is working on? Want to meet young professionals involved with NIF and J Street?
Join Daniel Sokatch, New Israel Fund CEO, and young Boston professionals for drinks and discussion about Israel and how, together, we can work to achieve and secure democratic values, social justice and civil rights for all Israelis on Tuesday, April 12 • 6:30pm – 9:00pm at Tommy Doyles Irish Pub & Restaurant in Harvard Square, 96 Winthrop Street.
Light appetizers will be served and a cash bar will be available.
Kosher appetizers will be available if requested in advance.
Daniel Sokatch is the CEO of the New Israel Fund, the leading organization committed to equality and democracy for all Israelis. He is a lawyer by training and has a Masters Degree in Middle Eastern Studies. Before joining the NIF, he was the Founding Executive Director of the Progressive Jewish Alliance in July 2000 and transformed the organization into a leading Jewish voice for ensuring social and economic justice, promoting equality and diversity, and pursuing dialogue and peace. In 2008, Daniel was selected as the CEO of the Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties. He has repeatedly been named one of the Forward newspaper’s “Forward 50,” an annual list of the fifty leading Jewish decision-makers and opinion-shapers.
Co-sponsored by New Israel Fund/ J Street Young Professionals
New Israel Fund is the leading organization promoting social justice and equality for all Israelis. New Generations is an open and vibrant community of young professionals, social activists, and community leaders in their 20s and 30s, who are committed to the work of the New Israel Fund.
J Street is the political home of the pro-Israel, pro-peace movement in the American Jewish community.