Events / Saturday, November 17th, 2018

Lunch + Learn: New Israel Fund

Saturday, November 17, 12:30 pm (following services, at Shalhevet)

Over lunch, we will have an opportunity to hear from the Associate Director of NIF Israel and Director of the Development and International Relations Department, Shira Ben-Sasson Furstenberg in conversation with Rabbi Sharon Brous.

Shira previously served as Chief of Staff at NIF Israel, and spent ten years working as a grants and program officer at the NIF and Shatil, focusing on the issues of Jewish pluralism and religious freedom. Of special interest to many in the progressive-synagogue world, Shira was the director of Jewish Pluralism Watch, the Masorti (Conservative) Movement’s Knesset watch. She also served as the director of iRep- Israel Religious Expression Platform, at the Jewish Federations of North America, and worked at the Knesset research and information center. Shira holds BA and MA degrees in sociology and anthropology from the Hebrew University, and lives in Jerusalem.