Limmud

The New Israel Fund is a partnership of Israelis and supporters around the world, dedicated to the vision of our founders for a society that guarantees justice to all residents of Israel. Join us for learning to hear some inspiring stories about our candidates and actions in Israel.

Limmud Festival 2020 will take place Sunday 27 – Tuesday 29 Dec. To book your tickets – click here. 

Session:

Monday 28 December, 11:00-11:50 GTM 

The socio-economic effect of COVID-19 in Israel: what can be done, and why it matters

We will explore the devastating effects that COVID has had on unemployment, poverty levels and chasms of inequality in Israel with leading experts in the field, including representatives from the Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI). We’ll take a look at how this pandemic has exposed the fault lines in Israel’s deeply bureaucratic benefits system, and how change can be made that will serve Israelis from all backgrounds.

Maskit Bendel

Tuesday 29 December, 13:00-13:50 GTM

The Joint Fight For Gender Equality: Palestinians and Jewish Israelis working to battle discrimination

Israel Women’s Network and Women Against Violence are two organisations fighting for women’s equality. WAV is Palestinian and IWN is Jewish. Learn about how they work together and separately to fight inequality, change cultural norms, protect vulnerable women and give shelter to those facing domestic abuse. Both organisations are recipients of this year’s New Israel Fund Human Rights Award. The session will be interspersed with film footage.

Israel Women’s Network and Women Against Violence

Tuesday 29 December, 19:00-19:50 GTM

Part II: Performance and Protest

Neta Weiner, musician, spoken word artist, social activist and linguist dazzled audiences at Limmud 2019 with live performances in Yiddish, Hebrew, Arabic, English and more. In this session he will perform live and talk about creating the music of protest in the midst of a pandemic – and why it’s not always up to the government to decide what constitutes essential work…

 

Presenters:​

Maskit Bendel –  joined ACRI in 2009. She currently focuses on social and economic rights, and particularly on the right to live in dignity. Prior to joining ACRI (Associate for Civil Rights in Israel), Maskit served as Director of Projects in the Occupied Territories for Physicians for Human Rights – Israel.

 

Israel Women’s Network  – Michal Sela Margalit

Michal Sela Margalit has been the executive director of the Israel Women’s Network since 2016. The Israel Women’s Network is an NIF grantee that works to promote a better society in Israel through social equality by focusing on women’s equality. IWN is a recipient of a 2020 Human Rights Award for the New Israel Fund.

Women Against Violence – Kaltom Hussein

Kaltom Hussein is the development co-ordinator for Women Against Violence. WAV, a grantee of NIF, was founded to break the silence surrounding violence against women in Palestinian society while ensuring that the State of Israel take responsibility for ensuring that its Palestinian women citizens are protected from violence.

Neta Weiner – musician, spoken word artist, social activist and linguist dazzled audiences at Limmud 2019 with live performances in Yiddish, Hebrew, Arabic, English and more. In this session he will perform live and talk about creating the music of protest in the midst of a pandemic – and why it’s not always up to the government to decide what constitutes essential work…

Start: 27 December 2020

End: 29 December 2020