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Monday, February 16 • 8:30am - 9:45am
The 'Jewish' State: The Politics of Religion in Israel

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The session will focus on creating a connection between American Jews and Israel while providing a better understanding of the complexities of Israeli society, religion, and state in Israel vs. the US. A key takeaway is that religious rights are human rights. Emphasis will be placed on gender inequality, the percentage of Israelis that get married outside of Israel, and the lack of separation between religion and state.

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Laura Lewis

Born in London, UK where Conservative/Masorti options weren’t so readily available at the time, Laura appreciates the openness of American Jewish life particularly the importance of integrating traditional Judaism with contemporary values of egalitarianism and inclusion. She now dedicates her time to building bridges between US and Israeli Jews whose vision for Israel is a place where all rabbis, all Jews by Choice, and all who risk their... Read More →


Monday February 16, 2015 8:30am - 9:45am
High Ridge

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