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IRAC mobilizes Israelis, making gender segregation illegal

Mobilizing Israeli activists, the Israel Religious Action Center sheds light on the growing phenomenon of gender segregation in Israel and vows to end it

Jerusalem Open House LGBT community center to receive municipal funding (9/15/10)

A great victory for pluralism and civil rights came on Tuesday, September 14, 2010, as the Israeli Supreme Court ruled that the City of Jerusalem must provide funding for the Open House for Pride and Tolerance, a prominent LGBT community center. The decision comes after years of discriminatory policies toward the Open House from the municipality.


IRAC Moves to Hebrew Union College Campus; All Arms of the Reform Movement in Israel under One Roof

The Israel Religious Action Center (IRAC) will officially dedicate its new home on Hebrew Union College’s (HUC) Jerusalem campus on Wednesday, June 30th at 5 P.M.

In Israel, Hate Crime against Jewish Woman for Private Religious Practice (05/13/2010)

Noa Raz, a Conservative Jew in her early thirties who lives and works in Tel Aviv, was physically assaulted early Tuesday morning by an ultra-Orthodox man at the Central Bus Station in Be’er Sheva for having the imprints of tefillin (phylacteries) lines visible on her arms. 

American Jewish Leaders Jointly Oppose Israeli Conversion Bill (4/30/2010)
Israeli Knesset Member David Rotem, author of a proposed bill dealing with conversion in Israel, met this week with leaders of the North American Jewish community to discuss the bill’s possible ramifications.

Israeli High Court rules in favor of equality for Reform and Conservative Judaism (05/19/2009)

JERUSALEM – On Tuesday, May 19, 2009, the Israeli High Court of Justice, in a ground-breaking case, awarded equal funding to Reform and Conservative Jewish conversion programs.

Prayer for all Jews - Women of the Wall (3/2/2009)

JERUSALEM – On Wednesday, February 25, 2009, over seventy women rabbis joined a small group of Israeli women, primarily composed of Orthodox members, at the Western Wall to praise God.

Legal Aid Center under Fire - Work Expands Despite Rocket Attacks (1/15/2009)

BEER SHEVA, IL – The Legal Aid Center for Olim (LACO) of the Israel Religious Action Center is expanding its work despite rocket fire from Gaza.

Reform Movement in Israel overcomes traditional Jewish divides to help southern Israel (1/15/2009)

JERUSALEM – Secular, Reform and Orthodox Jews rarely join forces in Israel, but the Reform Movement in Israel overcame that divide with a team of wartime volunteers.


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