To fulfil the vision of its founders, Israel must always be a country for all its citizens, including all its Jews, whatever their beliefs, background and practices. NIF works to promote religious freedom in Israel, to foster a more tolerant society that embraces the rich diversity of Jewish identity, and that creates a sphere of non-religious, civil law for all Israeli citizens.
Bolstering Progressive Jewish Activism in Israel
Shatil and the New Israel Fund have developed the new Masorti Voices Fellowship to give activists within the Masorti community in Israel the tools to magnify their voices, which have been underrepresented in Israeli society.
Restoring Pluralistic Jewish Education in Israel’s Schools
In a victory for liberal and secular Judaism in Israel, the Supreme Court struck down an attempt to defund government support for pluralistic activities in public school.
Supreme Court Victory for Religious Freedom
After decades of advocacy by multiple of our grantees, on March first, Israel’s Supreme ordered the State to recognise Reform and Conservative conversions.
Combatting Gender Discrimination in the Skies
NIF grantee Israel Religious Action Center is suing EasyJet on behalf of a woman who was asked to move seats on her flight due to her gender.