Rabbi Miri Gold at Oak Park Temple
Religious Freedom in Israel:
Making it a Reality, Not an Ideal
Sunday evening, October 21st
at Oak Park Temple
7:00 p.m. talk followed by dessert
Rabbi Miri Gold is an Israeli Reform rabbi at Kehilat Birkat Shalom, a regional Reform synagogue based at Kibbutz Gezer. Under a ruling by the Israel Attorney General in May, Rabbi Gold will be the first non-orthodox rabbi to be paid by the State of Israel. This success comes after a six year fight by the Israel Religious Action Center in the Israeli Supreme Court. Rabbi Gold will discuss religious pluralism and women’s rights in Israel and why this matters to all of us as Reform Jews.
Israeli News Club
Monthly discussion of Israeli newspapers
First meeting February 5, 2012 at 12 PM
ARZA committee is inviting everybody to participate in an Israeli News Club that will meet monthly on the first or second Sunday of each month. The goal of the club is to discuss articles in Israeli newspapers, HaArez, Jerusalem Post, Maariv and others. For every meeting, we will choose 3-5 articles on most important and controversial topics in Israeli press and email the links to all the participants on the weekend before the meeting. If you would like to be included in this mailing list, please send your email to Irena Levitan: Irena.Levitan@gmail.com
http://www.jpost.com/Headlines/Home.aspxplease see the following list of several articles from Ha-Arez on two major topics in Israeli news - the nucler threat of Iran and recent Israeli-Palestininan talks - all articles are very short, less than one page.
We could also talk about some other topics that have been in the front news - Primaries for Likud and Kadima, Women segregation in Orthodox population and protests against Tal law that allows orthodox jews not to serve in the army
These are just suggestions, though, - the goal is to discuss anything we want that we heard/read in Israeli news.
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