UPCOMING SHABBAT SPEAKER: Shira Ben Sasson Furstenberg

Director of JPW (Jewish Pluralism Watch- AL MISHMAR HAKNESSET).
Saturday, July 1, Services begin at 9:15 am

Shira will discuss: The Old State and Religion Challenge: What’s New?

JPW is the Masorti (Conservative) Movement’s non-partisan institute which monitors, interprets and publicizes the positions, statements, and voting records of Knesset Members and other elected officials on all issues of democracy, religion and the state.

Shira was the director of iRep, JFNA’s Israel Religious Expression Platform. Serving to impact a range of issues related to increasing religious diversity in Israel with the initial goal is to promote and help advance meaningful change to the status quo that will serve to facilitate a range of legally-recognized options for marriage in Israel.

Shira worked at the Knesset research and information center. Shira holds BA and MA degrees in sociology and anthropology from the Hebrew University.

She Lives in Jerusalem with Yair and their three children.