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Sunday, January 15 • 11:30am - 12:15pm
We Can Do It! Advocating For Change Within The Israeli Legal System

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What does advocating for change with respect to religious women's rights look like in a secular Israeli legal system? How is this battle similar to fighting for halakhic change? How is it different from feminist movements in America? Hear from Yael Rockman of Kolech and Naava Shafner of ImaKadima as they share their experiences fighting for the right for women to attend mikvehs without state issues mikveh attendants. 

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Yael Rockman

Executive Director, Kolech
Attorney Yael Rockman is the Executive Director of Kolech.  Yael has undergraduate degrees in Psychology and in Law from Bar Ilan University.  She is currently completing her Master’s Degree in Gender Studies also at Bar Ilan.  She was admitted to the Israeli Bar in 2004.  Yael is an Orthodox feminist activist. In 2002 Yael began working at Yad LaIsha and then in 2005 was part of the team that established the Center... Read More →
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Naava Shafner

Naava Shafner was born in the USA, but her soul took flight the first time she breathed the Jerusalem air. After making Aliya at age 12 with her family, she finished high school in Jerusalem, and did two years of national service helping disadvantaged populations. She has a degree in Political Science and Communications from Bar Ilan. In 2014 Naava co-founded ImaKadima, an organization that supports career minded mothers and advocates for... Read More →

Sunday January 15, 2017 11:30am - 12:15pm
Multi-Purpose Room

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