Scholar-in-Residence: with Anat Hoffman was held on November 16 & 17, 2015
Anat Hoffman is a national icon and a hero of the Israeli Civil Rights Movement. Anat is executive director of the Israel Religious Action Center (IRAC) as well as a founding member and chairwoman of Women of the Wall (WOW). Her life and career have been informed by a profound commitment to social action, justice, and the Jewish principle of tikkun olam (repairing the world).
To watch Anat Hoffman’s talk, click below:
From the Back of the Bus to the Top of the Agenda
For more than 30 years, Anat Hoffman has been fighting for individuals’ rights. Notably, her work with Women of the Wall, which won legal recognition in 2013 for women’s right to pray at the Kotel wearing prayer shawls and using a Torah. And her more than 10 years with the Israel Religious Action Centre, which has achieved government funding for non-Orthodox rabbis, earned multiple Supreme Court decisions recognizing Reform and Conservative conversions, and won a 2011 Supreme Court ruling making gender segregation on public buses illegal. Read More »